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Rick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA Auto Tour mapRick Evans Grandview Prairie WMA Auto Tour

Distances
The Grandview Prairie Auto Tour is a 10-mile route with 10 stops. Download a geo-referenced map to follow the route. 

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Wildlife and Habitat
Rich, dark soil with an ancient, wet history gave rise to the prairies, savannas and woodlands called the blacklands. This wildlife management area, designated in 1997, includes 4,885 acres of this threatened landscape with tall, native grasses and vibrant wildflowers. It’s the largest tract of public blackland prairie in the nation.
The natural force of fire plays an integral role in the health of the ecosystem, which supports hundreds of plant and animal species. Plants are dormant in winter; wildflowers bloom during spring and summer. Fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and shooting are popular at Grandview; stop by the Conservation Education Center for details.

Hunting
Check the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook for hunting season dates, and wear hunter orange at appropriate times.

Camping
Camping is available at nearby Fair Park in Hope and Millwood State Park.

County

Hempstead


Access

Driving Directions 

Wildlife Management Area entrance: 

  • From Highway 73 in Hempstead County, turn east on Hempstead County Road 14.
  • Bear right at 0.1 miles.
  • Travel 0.7 miles and turn left at Howard County Road 306/Main Road.
  • Travel 1 mile to the WMA welcome sign and tour map

Conservation Education Center entrance:

  • From Highway 73 in Hempstead County, turn north on Hempstead County Road 35 North.
  • Travel 2 miles and turn right into the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center entrance. 
    Maps

    Georeferenced Map Instructions

    iPhone Download Instructions

    1. Download the free Avenza Map app from the App Store on mobile device.
    2. Choose a trail and tap on the geo-referenced map.
    3. Tap on the map again and choose “Open in Avenza Maps” or choose “More” and tap on the Avenza Map icon.
    4. Map is saved in Avenza Map app.
    5. A blue dot marks your location on the map.
    6. The trail map uses the phone’s GPS. If cell reception is poor, put phone on airplane mode to conserve power.

    Android Download Instructions

    1. Download the free Avenza Map app from the App Store on mobile device.
    2. Choose a trail and tap on the geo-referenced map.
    3. Tap on the three dots in the upper-right corner.
    4. Choose “Send File” and tap the Avenza Map icon.
    5. Map is saved in Avenza Map app.
    6. A blue dot marks your location on the map.
    7. The trail map uses the phone’s GPS. If cell reception is poor, put phone on airplane mode to conserve power.

    Important Numbers 

    Hempstead County EMS
    911

    Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office
    870-777-6727

    Stop Poaching Hotline
    800-482-9262

    Rick Evans Grandview Prairie
    Conservation Education Center

    870-983-2790 or 870-983-2740

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