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We drove through the grasslands area recently and I was expecting to be bored stiff. I was pleasantly surprised. It's REALLY flat and nothing much is there AT ALL except a flat horizons, huge thunder clouds in the distance and grass. Grass everywhere. It was...More
Beautiful rolling hills. Many Pronghorn sightings as well as some unusual birds.(by the way - they are not antelope - they are related to the giraffe) No shade for hiking so we barely got out of the car. Better to go in spring or fall...More
The Kiowa/Rita National Grasslands are not for everyone. If you like solitude and nature you'll find the grasslands very welcoming. From prairie dogs and Burrowing Owls to Pronghorn and Western Meadowlarks, many animals call these grasslands home. Camp for free at the Thompson Grove Campground...More
Prairie dog hunting is allowed in the Rita Blanca. I had much success up there a year ago. Due to the large amounts of rain we had this year we expected a bumper crop of prairie dogs but we'll never know. The grass was so...More
These grasslands stretch for miles, dotted with occasional trees and derelict buildings that were once prairie homesteads. The fields are alive with birds and small mammals, as well as grassland insects. This is a place where you can wander for hours or days to your...More