Snowball Hill Prairie, Cass County

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This 22 acre prairie, within a 76 acre tract, was acquired and saved in 2015 by the Platte Land Trust and Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF), and is owned by MPF. The prairie is named for the isolated hill on which the prairie occurs. This high quality prairie ranges from the drier hilltop to a mesic prairie at the base of the hill. Snowball Hill Prairie is one of the highest quality prairies remaining in the Greater Kansas City Region. Plans call for prairie reconstruction on some of the adjacent land.

Snowball Hill Prairie is located just west of I 49 south of Harrisonville. Take exit 157 and turn west to follow 275th Street, when you come to the stop sign at the T, turn left (Brickplant Rd.), cross the railroad tracks and just a short distance you will see South Belle Plain Rd on the left and the turn into Snowball Hill prairie on the right. There is room for one or two cars to pull in but the rest of the lane is closed off with a gate that will need to be climbed over. The “address” is 19866 E. 275th St.

Use GPS N38 37.082 W94 22.000 (in decimal degrees, 38.61803 -094.36666).