Eastern Plains

Playa Trail

Where the Buffalo Wallow

Named for the shallow prairie lakes that appear and disappear with the unpredictable rains, the Playa Trail showcases ephemeral beauties. Come in spring to catch the migrants in the trees around the lakes, and to catch the shortgrass prairie at its most enchanting season. Come in summer to see the amber waves of grain and the Lark Buntings in song display. Come in fall to catch the shorebirds as they crowd around the water’s edge. Come in winter to see the waterfowl thronging Bonny Reservoir, and flocks of Lapland Longspurs bouncing over the hills. This is a land many travel through, but few really take the time to appreciate. Your efforts will be rewarded.