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Bean Lake

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Size (acres):  511.41

River Mile:  413.3 to 415.1

Bank:  Left descending bank

County:  Platte

State:  Missouri

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2013, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Site Access:  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 Bean Lake site, located along the Missouri River, contains a variety of features such as riparian timber, wetlands and croplands. Areas currently in agricultural production will be restored to native floodplain vegetation.

  • The area boundary is not currently signed so visitors should obtain a project map and become thoroughly familiar with the boundaries before visiting the site.    

Status:  Open to the public.  Under cultivation at this time.  Habitat plans are being developed.

Site Use:  The site is open for hunting, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing.

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: 

For More Information

Contact Information:  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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