Hi Lonesome Prairie CA

About this Area

For more information call
(660) 530-5500
Total Acres

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Four turkeys at Hi Lonesome Prairie CA
Noppadol Paothong

This 655-acre native prairie was purchased from Vaughn Lumpee in 1987. Mr. Lumpee ran a cattle operation on this area and he had a great fondness for the cowboy lifestyle. The unusual name for this area can be traced to the traditional greeting that one cowboy might give to another when meeting out on the vast prairies, "Hi Lonesome". These words hung above Mr. Lumpee's cabin home.
This area has been designated by Missouri Audubon as an Important Bird Area (IBA). IBAs are sites that have been identified by Audubon as those that are the most crucial for bird populations, due to their abundance and/or diversity of birds present.
High quality grasslands are important habitat for many species. This area is a remnant of a once vast prairie ecosystem that provides habitat for a diverse group of plants and animals. Because less than one-half of one percent of our original prairie remains, some of these species have become increasingly rare.
Area managers use prescribed fire, grazing, and other management practices to maintain healthy grasslands, simulate historic disturbances, and limit the negative impacts of invasive plants.
There are several species of conservation concern which find a home on this area: Grasshopper sparrows,Henslow sparrows, and Upland sandpipers.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Dove
  • Bird Watching
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Cole Camp, take Highway 52 west 1 mile, then Klink Avenue north 0.50 mile.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information

Hi Lonesome Prairie CA

owl on snow-covered fence at Hi Lonesome Prairie CA
Hi Lonesome Prairie CA