Sand Prairie Conservation Area

Sand Prairie Conservation Area is a 200-acre upland area located in Scott County near Benton, Missouri. This area is managed for natural communities including sand prairie, sand savanna, and sandy swale ephemeral wetlands. Management on the area is intended to promote species that historically occupied native sand prairies on the Blodgett Terrace. Natural community restorations and habitat management are currently underway on the area.

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Latitude: 37.096655 Longitude: -89.499022 Elevation: 326 ft

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hunting quail and rabbit.

Seasons Accessible

Open for public use from 4 a.m. To 10 p.m.; hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, dog training, launching and landing boats is allowed 24 hours a day on areas where these activities are permitted.
Parking or storing watercraft or commercial vehicles on department areas during closed hours is prohibited.


There are no fees for using Missouri Conservation Areas. These areas are funded by the 1/8th of 1% Conservation State Sales Tax.

Accessibility Notes

This area does not have disabled access facilities.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets and hunting dogs are permitted but must be on a leash or confined at all time. Hunting dogs may be used off the leash and unconfined for hunting and training for the purposes of chasing, locating, tracking or retrieving game. A valid small game hunting permit is required to train dogs in pursuit of wildlife.

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