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 Indian Cave Bend

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Size (acres):  112.69

River Mile:  516.9 to 519.1

Bank:  Right descending bank

County:  Richardson

State:  Nebraska

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  State of Nebraska

Acquisition Status:  Easements acquired by the Corps in 2009 and 2011.

On-Site Management:  Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) administers and/or performs operation and maintenance activities on behalf of the Corps according to the terms of various agreements.

Site Access:  Contact Indian Cave State Park.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  Indian Cave State Park is a pristine area located along the right descending bank of the Missouri River.

  • This park offers a variety of attractions including 22 miles of hiking trails in the park. 
  • Through easement with Nebraska and under the Missouri River Recovery Program, 6 acres of shallow water habitat was constructed near river mile 517.6 providing habitat for the pallid sturgeon and a variety of other native Missouri River fish and wildlife species.

Status:  Open to the public. Construction complete. Site/Habitat is in operations and maintenance status.

Site Use:  This park offers camping, boat ramps, hiking trails, horseback riding, picnic shelters and other attractions.

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 above.

For More Information

Contact Information: 

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

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