Roth Prairie Natural Area
Roth Prairie Natural Area, Arkansas County, is a tract of tallgrass prairie formerly managed for hay production. Grass species typical of tallgass prairie dominate the site, such as big bluestem and Indiangrass. Prairie mounds occur across Roth Prairie, with some rising up to three feet in height. Prairie mounds are generally considered to be an indication that the prairie has never been plowed or leveled. Roth Prairie Natural Area represents one of the last few fragments of tallgrass prairie left in the Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas (Mississippi Alluvial Plain). It has been estimated that, prior to settlement, the Grand Prairie contained approximately 320,000 acres of prairie. At present, less than 1% of the prairies that occurred across the Grand Prairie currently remain. Arkansas State University holds title to the land.

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 Stuttgart, take U.S. Highway 79B to State Highway 276. Travel south 1.0 mile onto South Buerkle Road. After 1.0 mile on this road, turn right onto Roth Prairie Road. Continue 0.8 mile to the southeast corner entrance of natural area.

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