Baker Prairie Natural Area
Baker Prairie Natural Area, Boone County, is a remnant of what was once a 5,000-acre tallgrass prairie located west and south of present day downtown Harrison. It is the largest known remnant of Ozark Mountain prairie occurring on a chert substrate. The prairie harbors several species of animals and plants of special concern in Arkansas. Due to its location within the city limits of Harrison, local development could impact the integrity of the natural area. The area is managed cooperatively with an adjacent tract owned by The Nature Conservancy.

Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

Follow U.S. Highway 65 north through Harrison. At the intersection of Hwy. 65, Hwy. 65B (North Main) and Industrial Park Road continue west on Industrial Park Road (Hwy. 65 is the main road and will turn to the north at this point). Follow Industrial Park Road to Goblin Drive. Turn left on Goblin Drive. The prairie is 0.5 mile down Goblin drive. Signs are on both sides of the road. Parking is available on the left side of the road at the high school.

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