Corning Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Corning, take Highway 111 northwest 1 mile, then turn on Atchison/Holt county gravel road west (left).


This area is located in the Missouri River floodplain and contains a mix of young forest, cropland, grassland, wetlands, and idle crop fields.

About This Area

The west boundary of this area adjoins the Deroin Bend Conservation Area. The United States Army Corps of Engineers has purchased this area as part of the Missouri River Mitigation Project. The mitigation project has been designed to enhance fish and wildlife habitat along the Missouri River.

The area is managed through a cooperative effort between the Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Conservation. This area is managed for a variety of game and non-game species of fish and wildlife.

Rich bottomland soils here produce a variety of wetland vegetation and bottomland timber, which are supplemented by plantings of row crops and warm-season grasses. Management practices include reforestation, prescribed burning, and opportunistic management of wetlands.

General Information





  • This area is located along the banks of the Missouri River and portions of this area may become flooded when the river reaches flood stage at the Brownville, NE gauge station. As the river continues to rise above flood stage a higher percentage of the area becomes flooded.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Dove Good population. Click on link to dove management map (available in August)  
Hunting-Pheasant Good population.  
Hunting-Quail Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Good population.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites  

Primitive camping only no facilities.

Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Missouri River 1.80 miles No vehicle access to the Missouri River.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Crop Land 626.41  
Old Field 876.40  
Forest and Woodland 100.00  
Grassland (non-prairie) 276.41  
Total Area Acres:1879.22 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
No Designated Trails

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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