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 »
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?
Stephen F. Jones spent the modern equivalent of about $1.9 million building the Spring Hill Ranch complex including the stone fences, but only owned the property for 10 years and occupied the limestone ranch house for 5 1/2 years. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve