Prairie Home Conservation Area

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 815-7900
Total Acres

Prairie Home CA

Prairie Home CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

Prairie Home Conservation Area, located in eastern Cooper County, is an upland area with a mix of oldfields, small cropfields, grasslands, and woodlands.
The original acquisition in 1963 included 212 acres in the northwest corner of the area. In 1997, Allen and Wilda Johnson donated funds earmarked for resource management that resulted in the construction of three lakes that range in size from three to 11 acres. Their generous donation provides habitat for fish, reptiles, amphibians, waterfowl, waterbirds, and songbirds.
Area users enjoy opportunities for fishing and wildlife viewing. For the hunting enthusiast, the area supports deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit and quail. Hikers and birders find a seasonal array of migrant and resident songbirds including summer tanagers, woodpeckers, vireos, warblers, and sparrows.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Trails
    • Horseback,
    • Hiking
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)Fishing Dock (Disabled Accessible)
  • Fishing JettyFishing Jetty
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Hike / Equestrian TrailHike / Equestrian Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service

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 Prairie Home, take Route J west 0.50 miles, then Route W south 2 miles to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information