Wild Cats of Missouri

6/27/2023 | Prairie State Park | Mindenmines, MO

Come join us at Prairie State Park as we learn about two wild cats native to Missouri: bobcats and mountain lions. Learn how these magnificent creatures live, and what they eat, and what you should do if you happen to cross paths with one of them. A bobcat mount and a mountain lion pelt will be available for viewing.

To accommodate anticipated attendance numbers, two classes will be held. The first class will be Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to noon; the second class will be Tuesday, June 27, from 7-9 p.m. Each class is designed for adults and children ages 5 and up. Class size is limited to 35. To register, call 417-843-6711. Must be registered by June 17.

Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails, EXCEPT for Path of the Earth People and Path of the Sky People. Bison graze freely in the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your pet to the park’s campground and picnic area, but you must follow Missouri State Park’s pet rules. This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.

For more information about this event, call the park at 417-843-6711.

Event Dates and Times:
  • June 24, 10 a.m. to noon
  • June 27, 7-9 p.m.

Prairie State Park is located at:

128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines, MO | 417-843-6711

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs