Recent Aggressive Bison Behavior
Bison have recently exhibited some aggressive behavior. Hikers are alerted. Hiking is still available with alternate trails around Windmill Pasture. If hiking through the pasture, please stay at least 100 yards away from the bison or turn around. More »
Fees and Reservations
PERMITS - Follow this link to learn more about applying for a Special Use Permit.
NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH PERMIT - Follow this link to obtain a prairie research permit for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
National Park Passes
Senior and Access Passes Available by Mail
*Only the National Park Pass may be obtained by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS and press 1 (888-275-8747, option 1), or on-line at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.
Download "America the Beautiful" National Park Pass Brochure
Chase State Fishing Lake, administered by Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (3 miles west of Cottonwood Falls) provides a shelter house, fire rings and grills, picnic tables, and pit toilets for use by campers, picnickers, and anglers.
Did You Know?
Zebulon Pike unknowingly named the Flint Hills based on his journal entry in 1806 as he camped and passed through very 'ruff' hills of flint. This flint kept the prairie from being tilled. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve