Liberty Bend Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Highway 291 at the Missouri River, take Highway 291 south, then east on Cement/N. Courtney Roads, then immediately north to the La Benite Park entrance, then east to the area.


This area contains bottomland forest and is adjacent to the Missouri River.

General Information

Kansas City



Owned by MDC

  • Access is through LaBenite Park.
  • Firearms firing single projectiles prohibited.
  • Archery methods are allowed on this area.
  • Unloaded weapons may be carried across LaBenite Park to Liberty Bend CA for hunting purposes. No hunting is allowed in LaBenite Park.
  • Boat ramp, playground, privies, and picnic areas are available at LaBenite Park.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  Seasonal opportunities for viewing migratory waterfowl and waterbirds as well as eagles. Spring opportunities for viewing migrant songbirds. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Fishing - Catfish Good population. Bank fishing on Missouri River. 
Fishing - Other Good population. Bank fishing for carp, buffalo, gar, and sturgeon on the Missouri River. 
Hiking  The 1.60-mile riverfront natural surface trail begins at the parking lot of LaBenite Park for 0.60 miles and continues along the river bank through Liberty Bend CA for 1 mile. The trail heads southeast through the forest and ends at a mowed service road on the area boundary near the mouth of Mill Creek.  
Hunting-Deer Fair population. Deer regulations are subject to annual changes. Please refer to the Fall Deer and Turkey Booklet for current regulations.  
Hunting-Waterfowl-Open Hunting Fair population. Waterfowl is only along the Missouri River. Waterfowl numbers are highly variable. Access is a minimum of 3/8 mile walk through LaBenite Park to Liberty Bend CA. Firearms must be carried unloaded through LaBenite Park. 
Other  Boat ramp, picnic areas, privies and playground at LaBenite Park. 
Trapping with Special Use Permit  Contact office for Special Use Permit application. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
No Developed Facilities

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Stream - Permanent Missouri River 1.00 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Forest and Woodland 120.00 Bottomland forest, cottonwood dominated 
Old Field 20.00  
Total Area Acres:140.00 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Hiking Trail (Easy) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 1.00 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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