After taking a bunch of photos from on side of the prairie, we moved to the other side to where the camp grounds were located. This was a beauitful area with large oak stands at the edge of the prairie. After taking more photos, we decided to move on to Putnam Prairie. We never found Putnam Prairie! We stopped at this small park outside Melrose where there was a map of the area and on the map was Putnam Prairie but we could never find any signs stating "Entering Putnam Prairie". For all we know we could have been standing in the middle of the prairie... but no signs.
All in all we had a great time and I did produce a small 6 x 9 inch acrylic painting ("Oak Edge") of the oak trees about the camp grounds of Hopkins Prarire. More road trips will take place soon.