Searles Prairie Natural Area

Searles Prairie Natural Area

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Searles Prairie Natural Area Info

 County: Benton
 Division: Ozark Mountains
 Acres: 12.5
 Year Added: 1988


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Searles Prairie Natural Area is a 12.5-acre remnant of a 10,000-acre tallgrass prairie that once occupied part of the Springfield Plateau of the Ozark Mountains around Rogers. Prairie mounds are scattered throughout the natural area and are thought to have originated from windblown material deposited during dry climatic periods since the last glaciation. Plant species such as big bluestem, little bluestem, prairie cordgrass, and switchgrass occur across the site. Located within the city limits of Rogers, this natural area provides public opportunities for environmental education. Although located within an urban setting, rare plant species continue to be recorded from this site.


Take exit 86 off Interstate 49 in Rogers. Go 2 miles east on U.S. Highway 62. The natural area is located at the junction of Dixieland Road and U.S. Highway 62. (Directions via Google)


Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

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