Prairie State Park
|Prairie State Park|
Visitor center viewed from the prairie
|Location||Barton, Missouri, United States|
|Area||3,955.26 acres (16.0064 km2)|
|Visitors||42,287 (in 2017)|
|Governing body||Missouri Department of Natural Resources|
|Website||Prairie State Park|
Prairie State Park is a public recreation area encompassing nearly 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of grasslands and woodlands in Barton County, Missouri. The state park preserves much of the few remaining acres of tallgrass prairie in the state. The park features hiking trails, camping for backpackers, and a nature center. Captive wild bison and elk roam the park.
- "Prairie State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
- "Prairie State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.