Coffee Prairie Natural Area

Coffee Prairie Natural Area, located in the Coastal Plain, Ashley County, preserves some of the last remaining examples of a type of grassland called "lowland sand prairie." This type of prairie is known to occur only in extreme southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana in the bottomlands of the Ouachita River and is unlike any other prairie in Arkansas in species composition, soils, and hydrology. The natural area also supports the only known population of the federally endangered pondberry in the Coastal Plain of Arkansas. Coffee Prairie falls within the Beryl Anthony/Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area and is co-managed with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the current Arkansas Game and Fish Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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 access road on right (south). Follow blue diamonds to natural area boundary.

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