Operating Hours & Seasons

Begin your visit to the preserve at the Visitor Center, which includes exhibits, brochures, trail map, kid's activities, and a 10 minute audio visual program. Entrance to the visitor center is on the left side of the breezeway near the open sign at the back of the building. After-hours restroom is available in the breezeway with more restrooms inside the visitor center.

Wheelchair accessible and car parking is to the left of the driveway, with RV and bus parking to the right.

The preserve hiking trails are open 24 hours a day, year-round. A trail map is available outside the visitor center door.

Summer Season - May through October
Buildings Open Daily
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Winter Season - November through April
Buildings Open Daily
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lower Fox Creek Schoolhouse - Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May through December.

The preserve buildings will be closed for the following holidays:

  • January 1, 2018 (New Year's Day)
  • January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday)
  • February 19, 2018 (President's Day)
  • November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day)
  • Visiting After Hours - The ranch driveway gate and buildings close at 4:30 p.m. If parking in the handicap parking area on the hill near the barn, please move your vehicle to the lower parking area if you will be visiting beyond 4:30 p.m.

    The ranch headquarters area and building exteriors are accessible through walk-through gates and self-guiding walking tour brochure located in the kiosk at the base of the driveway.

    Hiking trails are open 24 hours; no camping or open flame.

    Phone 620-273-8494 and follow the prompts. Press 0 for the ranger at the information desk. The desk is operated during business hours posted above. Please leave a message and we will answer promptly or if after business hours, the following day.

Last updated: January 13, 2018

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Mailing Address:

2480B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869


(620) 273-8494 xhit 0

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