Morris Prairie CA

Driving Directions

From Unionville, take Highway 5 south 2.60 miles, then take Route F east 6.70 miles, and take 235th Street west 0.60 miles.


One of the highest quality prairie remnants in northern Missouri.

About This Area

This area was purchased in 2005. Native prairie is the featured habitat of this 167-acre area. The 47-acre Morris Prairie Natural Area is one of the highest quality prairie remnants in north Missouri and much of the remaining area is being restored to prairie.

These prairie habitats support more than 200 different native plants including several uncommon species such as bunchflower, prairie dropseed and Indian paintbrush. The bright orange flowers of Indian paintbrush decorate the area in early May, and bunchflower, pale purple coneflower, and blazing star provide colorful displays as the season progresses. These features make Morris Prairie a favorite destination for native plant and prairie enthusiasts.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Camping - Primitive Area  Camping allowed on or adjacent to area parking lots. No camping along roadways. No amenities provided.  
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Except during firearms deer and turkey seasons.  
Fishing - Bass Fair population. In ponds 1 and 2. 
Fishing - Sunfish Fair population. In ponds 1 and 2. 
Hunting-Deer Good population. See regulations.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Morris Prairie Natural Area 47.00 acres Natural areas provides additional information.  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 1 0.50 acres  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 2 0.50 acres  
Non-Stocked Pond  1.50 acres  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 13.50  
Lakes/Ponds 2.50 Two small ponds. 
Native Prairie 47.00 47 acre designated Natural Area. 
Old Field 104.00 Old field and/or grasslands make up the balance of the Conservation Area. 
Total Area Acres:167.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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