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Rush Bottom Bend

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Size (acres):  1217.08

River Mile:  498.1 to 502.3

Bank:  Left descending bank

County:  Holt

State:  Missouri

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers between 1996 and 2014 under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) 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 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 Rush Bottom Bend site is located along the Missouri River. The area contains a variety of habitats including wetlands, riparian forest, crop fields, scour holes and native grasslands.

  • Restoration has been completed on a Missouri River chute which resulted in the creation of a small island.

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 More Information

Contact Information: 

  • Contact MDC at (660) 446-3371 or (816) 271-3100 or visit the MDC Rush Bottom Bend Conservation Area webpage, area map, or area brochure.
  • In addition, 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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