Trails

Bring binoculars and quietly walk the Refuge on one of two hard-surfaced trails or along the roads around the reservoir.  Enjoy wildlife and wildflowers along these walks.

A one-half mile hard-surfaced wildlflower trail is located at Crappie Point on the south side of the Refuge.  It loops through the grassland, and during the month of June, it is alive with a wonderful array of blooming wildflowers.

At Prairie Dog Town, you may enjoy a one-quarter mile trail through a prairie dog ecosystem.  The prairie dog that is present on the Refuge is the black-tailed species, which, as the name indicates, has a black-tipped tail.  These prairie dogs live in densely populated colonies or "towns," and are scattered across the Great Plains from northern Mexico to southern Canada.  Benches are available along the paths to rest and enjoy the solitude.

 

 

Prairie Walking Trail

A one-half mile hard-surfaced wildflower trail is located at Crappie Point on the south side of the Refuge.  It loops through the grassland, and during the month of June, it is alive with a wonderful array of blooming wildflowers.
Trail Length (mi)
0.36
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / intermediate
Moderate
Estimated Time
30 Minutes
Route Type
Loop
Trail Activities
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Kid friendly
Wheelchair friendly
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Prairie Dog Trail

At Prairie Dog Town, you may enjoy a one-quarter mile trail through a prairie dog ecosystem.  The prairie dog that is present on the Refuge is the black-tailed species, which, as the name indicates, has a black-tipped tail.  These prairie dogs, the most abundant and widely distributed species, live in densely populated colonies or "towns," scattered across the Great Plains from northern Mexico to southern Canada.  Benches are available along the paths to rest and enjoy the solitude of the refuge.
Trail Length (mi)
0.15
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Estimated Time
20 Minutes
Route Type
Loop
Trail Activities
Wildlife watching
Suitability
Kid friendly
Wheelchair friendly
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