Dorris Creek Prairie Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From I-49/Highway 71 exit 70 south of Lamar, take Highway 126 east 4 miles, and SE 40 Lane (gravel) south 1 mile.

Highlights

This area is mostly native prairie with three fishable ponds (10 acres total).

General Information

Southwest

Barton

417-895-6880

Owned by MDC

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Fishing - Bass Good population.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population.  
Fishing - Other Fair population. Bullheads are present in Pond 2. 
Fishing - Sunfish Good population.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. Waterfowl hunting is allowed but very limited opportunities exist. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 1 4.00 acres Open to fishing. See area regulations  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 2 1.00 acres Open to fishing. See area regulations  
Fishing Lake or Pond Pond 3 5.00 acres Open to fishing. See area regulations  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Native Prairie 150.00  
Lakes/Ponds 10.00  
Total Area Acres:160.00 

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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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