First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

Hours: Winter Hours: October 1 - March 31 Visitor Center and Upper Access Area: 10am-4pm Wednesday through Saturday and 12pm-4pm Sunday Summer Hours: April 1 - September 30 Visitor Center and upper access area: 8am-6pm daily (7 days a week)

Formerly called Ulm Pishkun, the First People's Buffalo Jump is known in archaeological circles as one of the largest prehistoric buffalo jumps in the Unites States. The jump itself is a mile-long sandstone cliff, its surface still marked with the drive lines used by native Indians to steer bison over the precipice. At its base, compacted bison remains are piled to depths of 18 feet, evidence of some 2,000 years of use pre-Lewis and Clark.

The state park is day-use only. Features include an interpretive trail, picnic tables, a protected black tailed prairie dog town, and an on-site education center with buffalo culture exhibits, storytelling circle, classroom, gallery and bookstore. An outdoor amphitheater and traditional game field round out the site's amenities.


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