The Cimarron National Grassland in Morton and
Stevens counties comprises more than 108,000 acres and features three
ecosystems (shortgrass prairie, sand-sage prairie and wooded riparian). It is
the largest tract of public land in Kansas and is managed by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.
The Dust Bowl era of the 1930s left the land
in poor condition so in 1938, the federal government purchased the land to
restore it.Now, bird watching, scenic
driving, hunting, picnicking, camping, fishing and experiencing history are
some of the activities people come to enjoy. A 30-mile self-guided auto tour
travels along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail.
The third highest point in Kansas, Point of
Rocks, is on the grassland at 3,540 feet. From here, Colorado and Oklahoma are
visible on clear days.