Prairie City State Vehicle Recreation Area

In this more than 800-acre area, you’ll find a wide variety of terrain to explore including flat, open grasslands, rolling hills with native blue oak trees, and acres of cobbled crushed rock left over after gold dredges combed ancient river beds during the late 1800s.

Keep your eyes open for a wide a wide range of birds and other wildlife, like golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, kestrels, and an occasional prairie falcon, as well as quail, wild turkeys, and pheasants. Lewis’ woodpeckers, acorn woodpeckers, and northern flickers, plus deer and coyotes.

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