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Heckman Island

Image capture of Heckman Island


Size (acres):  543.00

River Mile:  103.5 to 104.5 and 104.7 to 108.4

Bank:  Left descending bank

County:  Montgomery

State:  Missouri

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2008, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

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

Site Access: 

  • Currently, public access to this site is only by boat from the Missouri River or with trespass permission from adjacent landowners. There is no public road access to the site.
  • There is a private levee system adjacent to the site. Do not block farm roads, drive on or across the agricultural levee or illegally cross private property to access this site.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The Heckman Island site is comprised of two separate tracts.

  • The site contains a variety of features such as riparian forest, wetlands and croplands. Areas currently in agricultural production will be restored to native floodplain vegetation.

Status:  Open to the public. 

Site Use:  The area is available for a variety of outdoor activities including bird watching, hiking, fishing and hunting.

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:  No target shooting or primitive camping permitted.

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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