Looking for an opportunity to view the Kansas prairie up close and personal? Take a short drive northeast of McPherson and visit Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. Located six miles north of Canton, Kansas, the 2,800-acre wildlife refuge is home to bison and elk. Public access includes occasional tram tours, horse back rides and the observation tower. Special tours on wildflowers, bird life and other topics are available by reservation. The McPherson State Fishing Lake is located on the west border of the refuge where fishing and primitive camping sites are available.