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 »
Handicap Parking Available at Visitor Center
For the next several months, the handicap parking area by the barn is closed until the barn construction project is complete. Handicap parking is available at the Visitor Center.
We are glad you are planning to come to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Many people travel with their four-legged friends or pets. If you do, help us keep the park clean and let everyone enjoy their visit when you travel with pets.
Here are a few tips when visiting with pets.
Leave No Trace - the Pet Friendly Way
Staff encourages all visitors to "Leave No Trace" when visiting public lands and National Park Service areas. Leave No Trace also applies to your pets. A person's pleasant day can quickly be ruined by stepping in pet waste that has been left behind. The higher visitation areas of the parking lots, picnic areas, around park buildings, are the areas most prone for pets relieving themselves.
Please pick up after your pets. For those who have forgotten to bring supplies, there are waste disposal bags located at the kiosk at the base of the driveway hill and on the Southwind Nature Trail access point nearest the front of the ranch house. Please use and then dispose of the waste properly in any of the outside trash receptacles at the park.
Have a safe and enjoyable visit.
Did You Know?
Kansas is tied with Florida for 3rd place in most number of tornadoes per year. This tornado is actually a "smoke devil" spawned from annual spring prairie burns at the preserve. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve