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Candy Creek Wildlife Management Area

Limestone bedrock prairie after a prescribed burn

Avant, Osage County, Oklahoma

Candy Creek in Osage County was once slated to become an Army Corps of Engineers flood control reservoir. Since the Corps no longer found a reservoir necessary, in 2009, the National Park Service’s Federal Lands to Parks program deeded 615 acres to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for public parks and recreation, predominantly for hunting and fishing. The land includes diverse habitat for wildlife, from tallgrass prairie to upland and bottom land woodland.

Photo: Limestone bedrock prairie after a prescribed burn
– Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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