On the Prairie
A Sampling of Prairies, Grasslands, and Savannahs
in North America

Alabama

  • Grand Bay Savanna, Grand Bay, Alabama (334) 865-5244

Arizona

  • Pipe Spring National Monument, Fredonia (520) 643-7105
  • Hart Prairie Preserve (Nature Conservancy), Flagstaff (520) 774-8892

Arkansas

  • Baker Prairie, Harrison, Arkansas (501) 372-2750

California

  • Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Tulelake (916) 667-2231
  • Pixley National Wildlife Refuge, Delano (805) 725-2767
  • Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Ventura (805) 644-5185

Colorado

  • All Natural Areas: (303) 866-3203 CO
  • Tallgrass Prairie Natural Area, Boulder County
  • High Mesa Grassland Research and Natural Area,Fremont County
  • Bonny Prairie Natural Area, Yuma County
  • Comanche Grassland Lesser Prairie Chicken Natural Area, Baca County
  • Pawnee National Grassland (970) 353-5004

Florida

  • Everglades National Park, Homestead (305) 242-7700
  • Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee (941) 695-4111

Georgia

  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (912) 496-3331

Idaho

  • Curlew National Grasslands, near Malad Garden Creek Ranch, Lewiston (509) 243-4055

Illinois

  • Goose Lake Prairie Nature Preserve, near Morris (815) 942-2899
  • Illinois State Beach Park, near Zion (708) 662-4828
  • Indian Boundary Prairie, Markham (312) 346-8166
  • Iroquois County Conservation Area, near Beaverville (815) 435-2218
  • Nachusa Grasslands, near Rochelle (312) 346-8166
  • Pere Marquette State Park, near Grafton (618) 786-3323
  • Reavis Hill Nature Preserve, near Kilbourne (309) 597-2212
  • Searls Park Prairie, Rockford (815) 987-8800

Indiana

  • Beaver Lake Nature Preserve, near Enos (219) 992-3019
  • Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve, Griffith (317) 232-4052
  • Spinn Prairie Nature Preserve Reynolds (317) 923-7547

Iowa

  • Badger Ridge Prairie, near Honey Creek (712) 545-3283
  • Cayler Prairie, near Spirit Lake (515) 281-8524
  • Five Ridge Prairie, near Sioux City (712) 947-4270
  • Finkbine Prairie, near Iowa City (319) 335-9574
  • Freda Haffner Kettlehole, near Milford (515) 244-5044
  • Hayden Prairie, Howard County (515) 281-8524
  • Kalsow Prairie, Manson (515) 281-8524
  • Rolling Thunder Prairie, near Medora (515) 961-6169
  • Friends of the Prairie Learning Center, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City (515) 994-2415

Kansas

  • Big Basin Prairie Preserve, near Ashland (913) 272-5115
  • El Dorado State Park, El Dorado (316) 321-7180
  • Konza Prairie, near Manhattan (913) 272-5115
  • Prairie Center Preserve, near Olathe (913) 262-3506

Kentucky

  • Baumberger Barrens Preserve, Grayson County, only open to public through Nature Conservancy guided hikes (606) 259-9655
  • Pine Creek Barrens Preserve, Bullitt County, only open to public through Nature Conservancy guided hikes (606) 259-9655

Louisiana

  • Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, Bell City (318) 598-2216

Michigan

  • Maxton Plains Preserve, Drummond Island (517) 332-1741

Minnesota

  • Agassiz Dunes Scientific and Natural Area(SNA), near Fertile (612) 331-0750
  • Anna Gronseth Prairie, near Rothsay (612) 331-0750
  • Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, Odessa (320) 273-2191
  • Black Dog SNA, near Burnsville (612) 331-0750
  • Blazing Star Prairie, near Felton (612) 331-0750
  • Bluestem Prairie, near Glyndon (612) 331-0750
  • Chippewa Prairie, near Appleton (612) 331-0750
  • Foxhome Prairie, near Foxhome (612) 331-0750
  • Frenchman's Bluff SNA, near Flom (612) 331-0750
  • Helen Allison Savanna SNA, near Bethel (612) 331-0750
  • Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie, near Lake Benton (612) 331-0750
  • Kasota Prairie SNA, near Kasota (612) 331-0750
  • Lake Alexander Preserve, Cushing (612) 331-0750
  • Lindgren-Traeger Bird Sanctuary, near Heron Lake (612) 331-0750
  • Malmberg Prairie SNA, near Crookston (612) 331-0750
  • Margherita Preserve Audubon Prairie, near Hawley (612) 331-0750
  • Ordway Prairie, near Brooten (612) 331-0750 (612) 331-0750
  • Ottawa Bluffs, near St. Peter (612) 331-0750
  • Pankratz Memorial Prairie, Pankratz (612) 331-0750
  • Pembina Trail Preserve SNA , Pembina (612) 331-0750
  • Plover Prairie, near Bellingham (612) 331-0750
  • Prairie Wetlands Learning Center (218) 736-0938
  • Red Rock Prairie, near Comfrey (612) 331-0750
  • Regal Meadow, near Paynesville (612) 331-0750
  • Richard and Mathilde Elliot Scientific and Natural Area, near Lawndale (612) 331-0750
  • Roscoe Prairie SNA, near Paynesville (612) 331-0750
  • Schaefer Prairie, near Glencoe (612) 331-0750
  • Staffanson Prairie, near Kensington (612) 331-0750
  • Town Hall Prairie, near Rothsay (612) 331-0750
  • Twin Valley Prairie SNA, near Twin Valley (612) 331-0750
  • Wahpeton Prairie, near Walnut Grove (612) 331-0750
  • Weaver Dunes SNA, near Kellogg (612) 331-0750
  • Western Prairie SNA, near Rothsay (612) 331-0750

Minnesota-Regional Parks-Hennepin County Parks

  • Baker Park Reserve, Lake Independence (612) 479-2258
  • Bryant Lake, Eden Prairie (612) 941-4518
  • Carver Park Reserve (Lowry Nature Center), Chanhassen (612) 446-9474
  • Cleary Lake, Prior Lake (612) 447-2171
  • Clinton E. French Regional Park, Plymouth (612) 559-8891
  • Coon Rapids Dam, Brooklyn Park Anoka County (612) 757-4700
  • Hennepin County (612) 424-8172
  • Crow Hassan, near Rogers (612) 428-2765
  • Elm Creek Preserve, near Osseo (612) 424-5511
  • Fish Lake, Maple Grove (612) 420-3423
  • Hyland-Bush-Anderson Lakes (Richardson Nature Center), Bloomington (612) 941-4362
  • Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, Minnetrista (612) 474-4822
  • Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Lake Rebecca (612) 972-2620
  • Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Prior Lake (612) 447-6913
  • Norerenberg Memorial Park, Lake Minnetonka (612) 559-9000
  • Mississippi MS Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Gautier (601) 497-6322

Missouri

  • Diamond Grove Preserve, near Diamond Grove (314) 751-4115
  • Marmaton Bottoms Prairie, in Vernon County (314) 968-1105
  • Niawathe Prairie, near Lockwood (314) 751-4115 or (314) 968-1105
  • Osage Prairie, near Nevada, (314) 751-4115 or (314) 968-1105
  • Paint Brush Prairie, near Sedalia (314) 751-4115
  • Prairie State Park, near Liberal (417) 843-6711
  • Taberville Prairie, near Appleton City (314) 751-4115
  • Tucker Prairie, near I-70 and US 54 (314) 882-7541
  • Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie, near El Dorado Springs (314) 968-1105

Montana

  • Lewis and Clark National Forest, Great Falls (406) 791-7700

Nebraska

  • Burchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, near Burchard (402) 471-0641
  • Cuming City Cemetery Prairie (402) 426-9000
  • Homestead National Monument of America, near Beatrice (402) 223-3514
  • Nine-mile Prairie, near Lincoln (402) 472-2971
  • Rock Creek Station, near Endicott (402) 729-5777
  • Twin Lakes Wildlife Management Area (402) 471-0641

New Mexico

  • Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, Maxwell (505) 375-2331
  • Sugarite Canyon State Park, Raton (505) 445-5607
  • Carson National Forest, Taos (505) 758-6200

New York

  • Chaumont Barrens, Chaumont (610) 834-1323
  • Rush Oak Openings, Rush (610) 834-1323
  • Chrome Barren, Chester County (610) 834-1323

North Dakota

  • Kraft Slough, near Crete (701) 224-4892
  • McHenry School Prairie, near Towner (701) 224-4892
  • Shell Valley Prairie, near Dunseith (701) 224-4892
  • Sheyenne National Grasslands, near Lisbon (701) 683-4342
  • Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Woolworth (701) 752-4218

Ohio

  • Bigelow Cemetery Preserve, near Rosedale (614) 265-6463
  • Huffman Prairie, near Fairborn (513) 257-5535
  • Smith Cemetery Prairie, near Plain City (614) 265-6463

Oklahoma

  • Black Mesa Preserve, Cimarron County (918) 287-4803
  • Springer Prairie Preserve, near Enid (405) 744-9560
  • Osage Tallgrass Prairie, Pawhuska (918) 287-4803

Pennsylvania

  • Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens, Chester County (610) 834-1323
  • Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Cumberland County, contains b butterfly gardens (717) 486-5031
  • Nottingham Serpentine Barrens, Chester County (610) 932-9195
  • Westfall Ridge Prairie, Juniata County, (610) 834-1323

South Dakota

  • Crystal Springs Prairie, near Clear Lake (605) 222-8464
  • Buffalo Gap National Grasslands, Wall (605) 279-2125
  • Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge, Muleshoe (806) 946-3341

Texas

  • Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Sherman (903) 786-2826
  • Texas Clymer Meadow, near Greenville (903) 568-4139

Utah

  • Ouray National Wildlife Refuge (desert grassland), Vernal (801) 789-0351

West Virginia

  • Smoke Hole/North Fork Mountain Bioreserve (304) 754-6709

Wisconsin

  • Avoca Prairie-Savanna, near Avoca (608) 266-7012
  • Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie, near Black Earth (608) 251-8140
  • Chiwaukee Prairie, near Kenosha (608) 251-8140
  • Kettle Moraine Fen and Low Prairie, near Eagle (608) 266-7012

Wyoming

  • Thunder Basin Grasslands (managed by Douglas Ranger District) (307) 358-3072
  • Guernsey State Park, Guernsey (307) 836-2334

 

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