Kickapoo Prairie Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From I-44 exit 38 at Stotts City, take Highway 97 north 8 miles. Continue on Highway 97 north of the Highway 96 junction 2 miles and turn west on a county gravel road (Lawrence 2040) for about 0.50 mile to the parking lot.


This is a native prairie area.

About This Area

Kickapoo Prairie CA is 160 acres of native prairie and brushy draws located in northern Lawrence County.

The area represents only a small remnant of a much larger tallgrass prairie ecosystem that once dominated the landscape.

The area still contains a wide variety of native prairie plant species including a showy wildlflower display during the spring and summer months.

MDC staff manages the prairie with prescribed fire to promote a diverse prairie plant community and haying to help control woody brush invasion. Recreational opportunities include bird watching for a variety of grassland bird species and fair to good hunting for rabbit and quail.

General Information




Owned by MDC

  • Horseback riding is prohibited.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  A variety of grassland bird species can be found here during the summer. Designated an Important Bird Area by Audubon Missouri. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Highlighted Activities  Diverse flora including royal catchfly and sideoats grama grass.  
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.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Intermittent  1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Native Prairie 150.00  
Other 10.00 Woody vegetation in wet areas 
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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