Agate Fossil Beds can experience extreme weather any season of the year. Be weather-aware and be prepared, to make your visit safe and enjoyable.
Agate is home to many prairie animals. Just remember that any wild animal will protect itself no matter how small it is. Most visitors are most worried about the Prairie Rattlesnakes that live in this area. This is the only venomous snake that live here. The best strategy to use is to be alert of your surroundings. In cool weather snakes will be on the roads and trails trying to warm up. In warm to hot weather the snakes will be hiding under rocks, sage or in holes. Knowing where you are putting your hands and feet can keep you out of harm's way.
Last updated: May 9, 2021