Photo courtesy of Wind Cave National Park
Animals in the park are wild and unpredictable. Do not feed the wildlife. When you feed animals they may become dependent on handouts and fail to survive the winter. They also become attracted to highways where they can be struck by passing vehicles.
Be aware that rattlesnakes are sometimes found around rock fences and in other areas of the park. All wildlife are protected at the preserve. It is illegal to kill any wildlife.
Bison Warning Signs
Pets may not be left unattended and must be on a leash at all times. Be aware that ticks are common in high grass. They may affect you and/or your pet.
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.