Deroin Bend Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Corning, take Highway 111 northwest 5 miles, then Route Z west 2.50 miles, then Golden Avenue south 0.75 mile.


This area is primarily old fields, forest, and wetlands. Facilities/features: primitive camping, Missouri River chute, and a permanent stream (Missouri River).

About This Area

The Conservation Department purchased this area along the Missouri River after the flood of 1993. The area was acquired to preserve unique wetland and fisheries habitats, and to restore 3.3 miles of the old Missouri River chute, and the 400-acre island.

The area is named after a nearby bend in the river that was originally named after Joseph Deroin, who settled near this area in the 1840's and established the St. Deroin trading post on the bank of the river. The trading post was abandoned in the early 1920's.

This area is managed for a wide variety of game and non-game species of fish and wildlife. Rich bottomland soils here produce a wide variety of wetland vegetation and bottomland timber, which are supplemented by plantings of warm-season grasses. Management practices include reforestation, prescribed burning and opportunistic management of wetlands.

General Information




Owned by MDC,Leased

  • 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.  
Camping - Boat-in along Missouri River  Persons traveling the Missouri River by boat may camp on any suitable site within one hundred (100) yards of the river and moor overnight adjacent to camp but outside the navigation channel between April 1 and September 30  
Camping - Primitive Area   
Demonstrations  The completion of the river chute allows us to preserve unique wetland and fisheries habitats, along with creation of river islands that once were prevelant on the Missouri River.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Missouri River  
Fishing - Other Good population. Buffalo, Carp in Missouri River.  
Hunting-Deer Good population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Pheasant Fair population.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Good population. Missouri River and area sloughs can be good during wet years. 

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

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Missouri River 5.00 miles One parking lot located near river. No ramp.  
Stream - Permanent Missouri River Chute 3.40 miles This area contains a 3.4 mile side channel of the Missouri River.  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Wetland 100.00  
Forest and Woodland 323.07  
Grassland (non-prairie) 127.00  
Old Field 600.00  
Crop Land 14.00  
Total Area Acres:1164.07 

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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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