H. E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area
H.E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area, Franklin County, is an excellent example of the tallgrass prairie that once occurred across this part of the Arkansas Valley. Along with prairie grasses, the natural area hosts a wide variety of forbs. H.E. Flanagan Prairie, along with the nearby Cherokee Prairie Natural Area, comprise the few remnants of the once more extensive Cherokee Prairies that formerly occupied approximately 135,000-acres of the western portion of the Arkansas Valley. H.E. Flanagan Prairie and Cherokee Prairie are different from prairies elsewhere in Arkansas as their soils are derived from shale.

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 State Highways 60 and 217, just north of Charleston, go east 2.2 miles and turn left (north) onto Grand Prairie Road, go 1.5 miles and the parking area is on the left.

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