Sky Prairie Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From the junction of Highway 32 and Route CC south of El Dorado Springs, take 821 Road south 2.50 miles, then 1400 Road west 1 mile.


This area is mostly prairie with some forest.

About This Area

Sky Prairie Conservation Area is located in Cedar County, about eight miles west of Stockton and encompasses 200 acres.

Sky Prairie is composed of remnant prairie that is bisected by several brushy draws. A combination of prescribed burning and haying is used to maintain the prairie in a diverse plant community and to discourage invasion by woody species.

The area is home to bobwhite quail, rabbits, and a few deer. Many species of grassland birds can also be seen using this area.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
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 Good population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Fair population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Spring  200.00 # gallons per day This spring was utilized for watering horses during cattle drives in the 1800's.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Savanna 50.00  
Native Prairie 150.00  
Total Area Acres:200.00 

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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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