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Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie Park

An attraction along the Native Stone Scenic Byway, The Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie is located at 29377 Mitchell Prairie Lane, Wamego Ks. It is on the east side of Highway K-99, five and a half miles north of the junction of Interstate 70 and K-99. This junction is about 100 miles west of Kansas City, 40 miles west of Lawrence and 37 miles east of Junction City.

The Park is a featured attraction along the Native Stone Scenic Byway and is a Star Attraction of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. The National Park Service has also recognized the Park as a site in their Network to Freedom program commemorating the Underground Railroad.

The Park is three and a half miles south of Wamego on Highway 99 and one half mile south of the Junction of K-18 and K-99.

Turn east off Highway 99 at ‘Mitchell Prairie Lane’ and follow the gravel road up the hill three-quarters of a mile until you get to the parking area. There is a map of the park and its trails on the reverse side of the information kiosk. The trail to the monument on top of the hill starts here.

Currently, there is no access to the Park from Mount Mitchell Road.

The Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie Park is managed by the Mount Mitchell Prairie Guards, a nonprofit whose members are local residents and friends from across the country.

The Park is open year round, dawn to dusk. Removal of plants and animals from the Park is strictly forbidden.