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Within the System of Natural Areas are sites that represent some of the best, and last, remaining examples of the state’s original natural landscape. Natural areas are special places that protect rare natural communities and provide vital habitat for a host of plant and animal species, some of which are considered to be rare, threatened, or endangered. Locate one of our 79 natural areas below.


Kingsland Prairie Natural Area

Kingsland Prairie Natural Area
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Coastal Plain
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Kingsland Prairie Natural Area WMA
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Kingsland Prairie Natural Area, located in the Coastal Plain, consists of a mosaic of salt slicks, saline barrens, mound woodlands, pine savanna, and bottomland hardwood forest communities. Soils at the site, containing high amounts of sodium and magnesium salts, account for the sparse and irregular distribution of trees and the resultant dominance of grasses and other herbaceous vegetation in the barrens and associated woodlands. The unique soils and sparse tree cover create ideal habitat for a number of rare herbaceous plant species including the federally threatened species Geocarpon minimum. Numerous shallow, seasonally-wet depressions in the barrens also provide for a rich diversity of plant species. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) owns property contiguous with the natural area.


From Kingsland, travel northeast approximately 2.6 miles on State Highway 79. Turn right (southeast) onto Prairie Road and travel 1.2 miles to the "Y" in the road. Park along roadside.


Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Kingsland Prairie Natural Area WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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