Coffee Prairie Natural Area

Coffee Prairie Natural Area

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Coffee Prairie Natural Area Info

 County: Ashley
 Division: Coastal Plain
 Acres: 56
 Year Added: 1991


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Coffee Prairie Natural Area, located in the Coastal Plain, preserves some of the last remaining examples of a type of grassland called "lowland sand prairie." This rare community is known to occur only in extreme southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana in the bottomlands of the Ouachita River and is unlike any other grassland type in Arkansas in species composition, soils, and hydrology.  Coffee Prairie Natural Area falls within the Beryl Anthony/Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area and is co-managed with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC).


From the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 169 in western Crossett, take U.S. Highway 82 west approximately 3.8 miles and then turn left (south) on Ramsour Road. Take Ramsour Road 2.2 miles and turn right (south) on Walls Trail and travel 1.4 miles to Cremer Trail. Turn right (west) and go 0.5 mile on Cremer Trail, and then turn left (south) on Loop Road. Travel 2.5 miles to Missouri Pacific Railroad Tram Road. Turn left (southeast) onto Missouri Pacific Railroad Tram Road and travel 1.1 miles to the natural area road. The natural area road is on the right (south) side, just past an open, flooded area that is on the left (north) side of the Tram Road. Park at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission parking area. Walk along the old road trace in a southwesterly direction (posted with blue diamonds) to the boundary of the natural area. (Directions via Google)


Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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