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.
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?
Cattle can gain up to 2 pounds per day grazing on the prairie grasses of the Flint Hills. The calcium found in the limestone erodes into the soil, making the prairie plants more nutritious for grazing animals. Cattle grazing is still the main agricultural use of the Flint Hills today.