Kiowa National Grasslands
The Kiowa Grasslands is an area full of rugged, natural beauty and rich in history. The Grasslands were home to many American Indian tribes before white settlement. With the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers began to pour into the prairie. They were lured by the promise of a better life, and cheap. The promise of cheap land drew settlers out west, but the area proved too dry to raise crops. The area was deserted by settlers.
The area became one of the Federal geovernment's Land Utilization Projects in the 1930s. In 1960, the land was transferred to the Forest Service, and they were then designated as National Grasslands.
Today, visitors can look for unique species of birds and other wildlife as they hike through the grasslands