Chesney Prairie Natural Area
Chesney Prairie Natural Area, Benton County, is one of the few tallgrass prairie remnants left on the Arkansas portion of the Springfield Plateau. Much of its flora and fauna is representative of the once extensive upland prairies and savannas of the western Ozark Mountains. Sager Creek runs through the prairie creating a wooded riparian corridor.

Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

From Interstate 540 in Springdale, take U.S. Highway 412 west approximately 17.5 miles to State Highway 59. Turn right on State Highway 59 and travel north 2.0 miles to County Road 6 (Chesney Road). Turn right on County Road 6 and travel east approximately 0.8 mile to a farm road on the left. Turn left on this farm road and travel north 0.5 mile along easements to the southeast corner of the natural area as indicated by the natural area sign.

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