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Buffalo Jump and Scenic Overlook

Used by Plains Indians to kill bison by herding them off cliffs like this one, buffalo jumps enabled harvest of animals for food, fur, tools and hides.

Standing on the jump in modern times, you have a panoramic view of the region’s unique topography with a glimpse of the Enrico Education and Science Center to the north.

The buffalo jump is located on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge just south of the Sun Prairie unit and Buffalo Camp. After crossing the bridge over Fourchette Creek and driving to the top of the hill, park off to the side of the road. Use caution walking toward the edge of the jump and stay alert for rattlesnakes enjoying the view.