Reminder, Bison Are Wild Animals
Windmill Pasture is home to the bison herd. They have been quite active in recent weeks. Please stay on the trails and use caution in their vicinity. Do not come in close contact with the bison. Allow at least 100 yards between you and the herd. 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?
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a partnership between the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. Both work together to preserve and protect the tallgrass prairie ecosystem, while educating the public about its importance.