Amarugia Highlands Conservation Area is located in a region once known as "The Kingdom of Amarugia," where a group of people formed their own government and had their own society. A series of prominent hills in this region is still known as the Amarugia Highlands.
Ella Ewing Lake Conservation Area, in Scotland County, was purchased in 1967. The lake had previously been built by the United States Department of Agriculture as part of the Bear Creek Watershed Project and was intended to be a flood control structure.
Kendzora Conservation Area provides a variety of habitats for many fish and wildlife species. A 35-acre lake provides lake fishing opportunities. Almost one mile of the Platte River runs through the west part of the area, providing river fishing opportunities.
There are over 60 lakes or ponds of significant size, which have a total surface area of 116 acres. The largest lake is over 50 acres. In addition, there are over 30 smaller (less than one acre) pools, some of which hold water the entire year.