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Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, AWW Tour #1 • McPherson County

Friday, Sep 13th, 2013 @ 2:15-4pm
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge • 2565 Pueblo Road • Canton, KS • Map

The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge & adjacent McPherson State Fishing Lake are owned by KDWPT. Combined, they comprise about 2500 acres of native prairie. The refuge contains about 200 bison and 50 elk. A tram tour gives visitors close-up access to the animals and is the only way to gain access to the interior of the park. Reservations are required to ride the tram - to reserve a spot, call 620-628-4455. Leave your name, phone number, number in your party, and that you are with the KNPS tour on Sept 13. Cost is $8; children under 12 years are $5. You pay at the visitor center on the day of the tour. Directions from Canton: Go 6 miles north on 27th Avenue (Main Street in Canton) to Pueblo Road, turn left (west) and go 1.5 miles to the Maxwell Visitor Center. Directions from Salina: go south on I-135 to exit 72 (Smoky Valley Road), go east to Roxbury (10.5 miles) and turn right (south) onto 27th Avenue, go 5 miles to Pueblo Road and turn right (west), go 1.5 miles to the Maxwell Visitor Center.

Contact: KNPS 785.806.6917

More Info: Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW)

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society


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