Elk & Bison Prairie

238 Visitor Center Dr.
Golden Pond, KY 42211- Map It
Phone: (270) 924-2000

AAA Editor Notes

Elk & Bison Prairie is 1 mi. n. on Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway from jct. US 68/SR 80. This 700-acre area re-creates the vast prairie that existed here 200 years ago. By prescribed burns and reintroducing plant and animal species that once thrived in the area, the grassland habitat is slowly being reestablished. Bison, elk, wild turkeys, rabbits, raccoons, hawks, owls and songbirds can be seen. A 3.5-mile paved loop road allows guests to see the prairie from their car and visit interactive interpretive stops.
$5 (per private vehicle).
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk. Allow 30 minutes minimum.