Site Details

Voas Nature Area - Dallas County

GPS Coordinates: 41.7554184, -94.0604782

Management: County

Description: The Voas Nature Area is a 705 acre park located approximately 1½ miles west of Minburn. The initial 265 acres were donated to the Dallas County Conservation Board by Lyle and Mae Voas. Both brother and sister had a desire to see their family farmland restored to a native prairie and forest condition similar to pre-Euro-American settlement. They intended for the area to become a wildlife refuge and educational center. Additional land has since been acquired, much of it for wetland mitigation initiatives.

Habitat: The Voas Nature Area is diverse in habitat, including 90 acres of oak/hickory forest with most of the remaining acres being a prairie and wetland complex.

Directions: From the town of Minburn, take Baker St, to 187th Rd west about 2 miles. The nature area is on the right.

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