Visit Konza Prairie
Located in the Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, Konza Prairie Biological Station is a native tallgrass prairie preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University and managed as a field research station by the K-State Division of Biology. Our three-fold mission includes:
- Long-term ecological research
- Tallgrass prairie conservation
Since Konza Prairie is a biological research station, most of the area is off-limits to the general public. However, our Nature Trails are open to the public and available from dawn to dusk every day of the year.
- Explore the tallgrass prairie at your leisure on our hiking trails.
Prepare for your visit
Please come prepared to experience the prairie environment. There is no water available on the trails, little shade and often a lot of wind. Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Closed-toed walking shoes and plenty of water are recommended. Other important outdoor protection includes: insect repellent, a hat, and sunscreen.
Continued access to Konza Prairie depends on your cooperation by observing the following rules:
- Remain on designated roads and trails at all times.
- Collection or removal of flowers, rocks, feathers, or other materials from the conservation area is prohibited.
- Smoking, including inside buildings and vehicles, or any open flame is prohibited.
- Pack it in, pack it out. Disposal receptacles and picnic areas are not available on the trail.
- Dogs and horses are not permitted on-site.
- Our trails are for hiking only. Bicycles and motorcycles are not permitted.
- Camping or overnight parking is prohibited.