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On November 12, 1996, legislation was passed creating Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills region of Kansas. A new superintendent was assigned to the site in February 1997, and planning activities for the preserve are now underway.

The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass ecosystem. Of the 400,000 square miles of tallgrass prairie that once covered the North American Continent, less than 1 percent remains, primarily in the Flint Hills.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve will be a new kind of national park. It is approximately 11,000 acres in size, but most of that land will remain under the ownership of the National Park Trust, which purchased the land in 1994. The National Park Service will own up to 180 acres, yet the legislation calls for the entire acreage to be managed cooperatively by the National Park Service and the National Park Trust.

   

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Email - TAPR_Interpretation@nps.gov

Fax- 620-273-6099

Write to
P.O. Box 585
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

Phone
Ranch Visitor Center - 620-273-8494
Headquarters - Admin - 620-273-6034
Park Superintendent - 620-273-8494

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
 Campgrounds Near Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:
Bates Grove City Park, Cottonwood Falls, 0 miles away
Swope Park, Cottonwood Falls, 0 miles away
Chase State Fishing Lake, Cottonwood Falls, 4 miles away
Camp Wood, Elmdale, 8 miles away
Neosho Park, Council Grove, 17 miles away
Marina Cove, Council Grove, 17 miles away
Santa Fe Trail, Council Grove, 17 miles away
 Marinas Near Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:
Council Grove Marina, Council Grove , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno , 17 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Emporia, Emporia , 22 miles away
Best Western Hospitality House, Emporia , 22 miles away
Americas Best Inn And Suites Emporia, Emporia , 22 miles away
Days Inn Emporia, Emporia , 22 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites EMPORIA NORTHWEST, Emporia , 22 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Emporia, Emporia , 22 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:
El Dorado State Park, Kansas , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve:
Cottonwood Falls Country Club, Cottonwood Falls , 1 miles away

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