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 »
Donations enhance programs and activities that protect park resources and provide visitor services. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference that can be felt and seen for decades to come by present and future generations, yet aid in addressing immediate on-going needs at the preserve. Such generous contributions assist the preserve in many ways, as can be seen by the Emile F. Jr. and Irene Soyez story. We welcome and are grateful for your support.
A targeted list of priority needs is identified below. If you would like to make a donation that benefits Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, you may do so by mail. Please make out a check to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Priority Projects and needs:
If you would like to learn more or make inquiries about making donations, you may contact the superintendent by phone at (620) 273-6034 or email. You may send written inquiries to:
If you would like to learn more about The Nature Conservancy, who is the primary land owner at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, and their donation policies please contact www.nature.org/kansas.
Did You Know?
Collared lizards can run on their hind legs with a stride that reaches more than 3 times the length of their bodies.