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Aspinwall Bend

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Size (acres):  702.71

River Mile:  For portions along the river: 525.6 to 526.3; 526.7 to roughly 527.3; roughly 527.4 to 527.5

Bank:  Left descending bank

County:  Atchison

State:  Missouri

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) administers and/or performs operation and maintenance activities on behalf of the Corps according to the terms of various agreements.

Site Access:  The western tract is only accessible with permission from adjacent landowners or by boat from the Missouri River. Motor vehicles are restricted to established roadways and parking areas. A levee system is present on the site and is not an established roadway for public access to the site.

  • Do not block farm roads, drive on levee slopes or along or across the levee crown. 
  • Do not illegally trespass on adjacent private lands to access the site. 

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The site is comprised of three separate tracts along the Missouri River. The site contains a variety of features such as riparian forests, native grasslands, croplands and emergent wetlands.  

Status:  Open to the public. Site/habitat is in operations/maintenance status.

Site Use:  The area is available for a variety of outdoor activities including bird watching, fishing and hunting (under special regulations).

Site-use Regulations:  
  • People visiting these areas must comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including hunting, fishing, etc.  In general Title 36 Part 327 of the Code of Federal Regulations governs the use of Corps property.  Other regulations may apply to properties owned by other federal agencies.
  • Special regulations and restrictions may be posted on site.

Special-use Regulations: See MDC area regulations for information.

For More Information

Contact Information: 

  • Contact MDC at (660) 446-3371 or (816) 271-3100 or visit MDC’s Aspinwall Bend web page
  • For additional information, also contact the Corps' Missouri River Area Office at (816) 240-8131.

Story Maps Link:  http://rsgisias.crrel.usace.army.mil/story_maps/nwo/mrrp/index.html#

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