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North Alabama Bend

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Size (acres):  546.32

River Mile:  778.5 to 779.8

Bank:  Left descending bank

County:  Clay

State:  South Dakota

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2009, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986, 1999, and 2007 authorizations.

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

Site Access:  Motor vehicles are restricted to established roadways and parking areas.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The North Alabama Bend site is located along the Missouri River within the Missouri National Recreational River and the Lewis and Clark Trail National Park.

  • This site has remained in an uncultivated natural landscape with main management objectives to preserve,  protect, and enhance the natural features and functions to provide habitat for native fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species.
  • Adjacent property is the Missouri River to the south, and agricultural land to the west, north and east. Three dugout ponds exist on the property from the previous use of watering cattle; however, in recent years, use of the property has been primarily for hunting.
  • Approximately one-quarter mile to the south of the southern boundary exists the Frost Wildlife Management Area, operated by the State of South Dakota. 

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

Site Use:  The site is open to the public for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, bird watching, hiking and hunting when in season.

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, primitive camping or off-road vehicles permitted.

For More Information

Contact Information: 

  • Contact the Corps’ Gavins Point Visitor's Center at (402) 667-2546 or contact (402) 667-2569.

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

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