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Oak Mills

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Size (acres):  523.3

River Mile:  The portions along the river run from about 408.5 to almost 409.1.

Bank:  Right descending bank

County:  Leavenworth

State:  Kansas

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2012 under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) administers and/or performs operation and maintenance activities on behalf of the Corps according to the terms of various agreements.

Site Access: 

  • Motor vehicles are restricted to established roadways and parking areas.
  • A levee system is adjacent to 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 Oak Mills Bend site is located along the Missouri River. The site contains a variety of features such as riparian forests, cropland and wetlands.

Status:  Open to the public

Site Use:  The area provides for a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including bird watching, hiking, hunting and fishing.

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 Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) at (913) 367-7811 or visit the Oak Mills Wildlife Area webpage.
  • 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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