Foxglove Conservation Area

Driving Directions

At Route M in Vibbard, take 160th Street east 1.10 miles, then Hidden Valley Road north 0.90 mile to the entrance.


This area is mostly prairie with some forest.

About This Area

The Conservation Deparment purchased the area from Claude H. and Marian E. Fine in 1990.

This 54-acre area is one of the few high quality native prairies remaining in the western section of the Glaciated Plains. The area supports the second largest population of auriculate false foxglove in the state.

Management of the area consists of mowing, mechanical tree removal and prescribed burning to promote native prairie plants and wildlife.

General Information




Owned by MDC

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hiking  No designated trails 
Nature Viewing   
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Special Use Permit required - contact Chris Freeman 660/646-6122  

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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 27.00  
Native Prairie 27.00 Largest Native Prairie Remnant in Ray County 
Total Area Acres:54.00 

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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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