Trails on the West Side are Closed Today
All trails on the west side are closed today due to prescribed fire. For your safety, please obey signs and do not venture beyond closed areas. The historic ranch buildings remain open and all areas to the east of Hwy 177 are open to hiking More »
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 »
Eastern National is a nonprofit cooperating association of the National Park Service. Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, the association was founded in 1947 at Gettysburg National Military Park by National Park Service rangers. It was to be a cooperating association that would serve a network of individual parks that could not sustain their own cooperating association. Currently, Eastern National is the cooperating association for over 150 national park units, and is partners with many other public trusts including the U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and state and city park systems. The primary partner of Eastern National is the National Park Service.
Please feel free to also visit the local communities for purchase of snacks and other items to assist in your visit. There is much to see in Chase County, Kansas.
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Did You Know?
There is archaelogocal evidence of humans living here over 10,000 years ago. Tribes affiliated with the preserve are the Kaw, Osage, Wichita, and Pawnee.