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Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park Wildflower Excursion

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

When: Saturday May 21st, 2022

Time: 9am to 12pm

Meet: The Ramada Overlook at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park – County Road 400 and Gold Road, Oakley, KS 67748

Register: Please email Sara Kay at sarakay.carrell@ks.gov

Bring your flower books, adventurous spirits, and your wildflower ID skills! Plan to wear clothing appropriate for walking about in the grass and brush and on uneven terrains. Bring a snack to have in the parking lot on the tailgates (only a couple picnic tables are there and they might be full!)! Tis the season for the ticks and chiggers, so bring your preferred insect repellent!

We will explore the trails and we will explore off the trail as a group with the naturalist. DO NOT go off the trail unless you are in the group with the State Park Naturalist, it is easy to get disoriented inside of the chalk formations and get lost.

After the Little Jerusalem excursion, if time and energy remains, there might be some exploration time for wildflowers at Historic Lake Scott. Explore with caution at Lake Scott, as poison ivy is abundant in many areas. The hiking trail at Lake Scott is the safest place to explore for Lake Scott wildflowers.

Please remember that an annual vehicle pass or a daily vehicle pass are necessary to enter the park. There is a SELF PAY station available at LJBSP. Cash or check only. No change is available. If you do not have an annual pass, the daily vehicle fee is $5.00 per vehicle. Day passes are valid at both parks if you choose to adventure to Lake Scott!

**Hikes will be cancelled by inclement weather!** If it is snowing, blizzarding, freezing rain, raining, lightning, or any other unsafe weather brought on by Mother Nature, all activities will be canceled at Little Jerusalem. Scott City and Oakley are the closest towns to search for weather on National Weather Service. Please call the Historic Lake Scott office for the latest update on weather cancellations, 620-872-2061

 

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Venue

Little Jerusalem State Park – Ramada Overlook
County Road 400 and Gold Road, Oakley, KS 67748 + Google Map