Campfire Program

Ranger and visitors sitting around a campfire
Campfire at Elk Mountain Campground

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Evening campfire talks are presented nightly during the summer at the Elk Mountain Campground amphitheater. Topics may include wildlife, plants, geology, park management, and history. The programs last about 45 minutes.

Tuesdays and Thursdays in July the campfire program will include a night hike to explore the prairie. These special programs begin at the Elk Mountain Campground at 9 p.m., then car caravan to a nearby prairie dog town for a ranger-led hike. The program ends at 10:30 p.m. Bring a flashlight, long pants, good hiking shoes, and dress for the weather. These special night hikes are offered only during the month of July.

Last updated: December 22, 2017

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