Gama Grass Prairie Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Nevada, take I-49/Highway 71 north 12 miles, then at Route TT exit take west outer road south about 1 mile, then west about 1 mile to the area.


This area contains about 48 acres of native prairie. The rest is forest, woodland and old field.

About This Area

The 80-acre property was acquired in 1992 and is comprised mostly of the remnant Hardpan Prairie natural community. As the area’s name suggests, a significant component of the prairie is native eastern gama grass. Management of the prairie is mostly through a combination of rotational haying, burning and resting, with an emphasis on providing habitat for grassland birds. The area offers easy access for wildlife viewing on a native prairie within close proximity to the interstate.

General Information

Kansas City



Owned by MDC

  • For questions regarding specific area information or regulations please contact the Four Rivers Area Headquarters, (417) 395-2341. If no one is in the office, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. If you need to speak to someone immediately, please call the El Dorado Springs office at (417) 876-5226.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hiking  No designated trails 
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Turkey Fair population. Turkey regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Spring Turkey or Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
No Identified Features

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 28.00  
Native Prairie 48.00  
Old Field 4.00  
Total Area Acres:80.00 

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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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