Wildlife Watching

You can connect with nature and watch the wildlife virtually anywhere in Chase County. We have the largest area of unspoiled natural Tallgrass Prairie in the world. Imagine finding a quiet spot and hearing nothing but songbirds.  The front porches of many of our lodging venues or under a tree at Chase State Fishing Lake are easy places to sit back and watch the local wildlife. Visit the Bison Herd at the Tallgrass National Preserve or take a leisurely drive on the Flint Hills Scenic byway and see what you can catch with your camera. You practically can’t miss at least a few local critters. Remember to keep a safe distance and watch out for the occasional snake in the grass!

Common mammals seen in the wild in Chase County:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • Striped skunk
  • Raccoons
  • American badgers
  • Virginia opossum
  • Thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Common lizards and snakes:

  • Great Plains skinks
  • Collared lizards
  • Prairie king snakes
  • Massasauga rattlesnakes (venomous)
  • Copperheads (venomous)

Common birds:

  • Greater prairie chicken
  • Upland sandpiper
  • Eastern meadowlark (the state bird of Kansas)
  • Dickcissel
  • Grasshopper sparrow
  • Common nighthawk
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Northern harrier
  • American kestrel

 

Open~Closed~Canceled

updated 6/5/2020 PLEASE CONTACT ANY BUSINESS OR PLACE YOU PLAN TO VISIT! Many places in Chase County have made changes to the way they do business by orders and recommendations from State, Local & Federal agencies. Please contact the business or place you plan to visit to find out how this change concerns your visit!…

2020 River Suite Canceled

With deep consideration the board of directors of the Chase County Chamber of Commerce has canceled this event.

Support Local Businesses in this time of adversity!

Support Local Businesses in this time of adversity!

Please contact individual businesses for a variety of options for eating, groceries or other merchandise. Many businesses are busy behind the scenes filling the needs of our community. If you have a need or are able to offer help reach out to us, please. Above all, stay home!

Small town, big roles! Toni Schneider works for the community she loves

Small town, big roles! Toni Schneider works for the community she loves

By Brogan Gillmore During the hot spring days of late May, Chase County holds its annual rodeo, with bull riding, mutton busting, calf scrambles and plenty of beer. And in the thick of it all is Toni Schneider, director of the Chase County Chamber of Commerce, and arguably one of the most involved people in…

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