Friends of Sandsage Bison Range
Located south of the river on Bus. Hwy. 83, the Sandsage Bison Range is a 3,670 acre wildlife area, just outside of Garden City, Kansas. Not only is this area noted for its unique vegetative character, but it is also home to the oldest publicly owned bison herd in Kansas.
The bison range is managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Tours are arranged for individuals or groups by the Friends of Sandsage Bison Range.
With much of SW Kansas' sand sage prairie contained on inaccessible private land, this conservation land makes viewing native plants and wildlife easy. I am a summer volunteer that helps with educational events at The Range and I am always discovering something new, whether it is the elusive Texas long-nose snake or a new wildflower blooming. One of the more unique attractions is a small playa pond attracting water-loving dragonflies, frogs, and unique plants. If you love wildflowers, make sure to stop by sometime between March and June when the prairie is full of blooms! Bison tours are available if scheduled ahead of time by calling the office phone number. Wildlife and wildflower identification handbooks can be found inside the office.
Our small group went to the bison refuge in early June. The 5 family members all had a great time. We were able to spend time seeing the wildflowers and landscape then on to the bison. Noah, our guide for the morning took us out so we were able to get many wonderful photos. Seeing the three new female baby bison was so sweet . Overall it was a delightful morning. Thank you!
The wife and I showed up and meet with a young man named "Curtis" whom work for Kansas wildlife and let me tell you what a pleasure to meet him. Extremely helpful and took us on a very private tour and very close up one. He took us out on the plans to find the bison WOW!! Thank you Curtis.
A must see!