Prairie Dog State Park Article

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Prairie Dog State Park
Prairie Dog closeup.jpg
A prairie dog
Map showing the location of Prairie Dog State Park
Map showing the location of Prairie Dog State Park
Location of Prairie Dog State Park in Kansas
Location Norton, Kansas, United States
Coordinates 39°48′25″N 99°57′05″W / 39.80694°N 99.95139°W / 39.80694; -99.95139
PRAIRIE DOG STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

39°48′25″N 99°57′05″W / 39.80694°N 99.95139°W / 39.80694; -99.95139
Area1,150 acres (4.7 km2)
Elevation2,352 ft (717 m) [1]
EstablishedUnspecified
Governing bodyKansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Prairie Dog State Park is a state park located southwest of Norton, Kansas, United States. Located in western Kansas, the Prairie Dog State Park had no prairie dog populations living there when it was established. After multiple failed attempts at introducing the species to the park, a pair of prairie dogs entered by themselves and since then the park has been populated with over 300 prairie dogs.

Prairie Dog State Park is a 1,150-acre (470 ha) park that is located around Keith Sebelius Lake in Norton County. The last remaining adobe house is located at the Prairie Dog State Park. The renovated house was built sometime in the 1890s.

References

  1. ^ "Prairie Dog State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1978-10-13. Retrieved 2012-12-04.

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