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Image capture of Nishnabotna site


Size (acres):  2905.83

River Mile:  536.7 to 543.6

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 between 1998 and 2014 under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999. authorizations.

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

Site Access: 

  • Access to the area north of the Nishnabotna River is by boat only or with landowner permission.
  • Motor vehicles are restricted to established roadways and parking areas.
  • A levee system is present on the site. The levee 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 Nishnabotna site is comprised of one tract bisected by the Nishnabotna River.

  • Do not confuse this area with the Nishnabotna Bend site which is located in Nebraska.
  • The area contains a variety of habitats including wetlands, riparian forest, crop fields, scour holes and native grasslands.

Status:  Open to the public

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:  No target shooting or primitive camping permitted.  See also MDC area regulations for information.

For More Information

Contact Information: 

  • Contact MDC at (660) 446-3371 or (816) 271-3100 or visit the MDC Nishnabotna Conservation Area webpage, area map, or area brochure.
  • For additional 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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