Coyne Prairie, Dade County

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MPF’s Coyne Prairie is an 80-acre original prairie in Dade County, an important high quality prairie anchor in the Golden Grasslands Conservation Opportunity Area. MPF purchased Coyne Prairie in June 2006. Coyne lies one-half mile southwest of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Niawathe Prairie Natural Area (320 acres) and less than two miles southeast of Stony Point Prairie Conservation Area (960 acres).

Photo by Frank Oberle

A high number of native prairie plant species are known from Coyne and a Coyne Prairie Report of Coyne was conducted in 2012.

Directions:  Coyne Prairie is located in Dade County on Highway E, about 16 miles east of Lamar.  Drive 2 miles west of Highway 97 on Highway E, then south on CR 199.  Parking is available along the gravel road, or drive 0.5 miles to the gate on the west side of CR 199.  By GPS, N37 30.380 W93 59.149 (in decimal degrees, 37.50634 -93.98581).