Corning Conservation Area

ATTENTION AREA USERS. There is a major construction project underway on the area this hunting season. It involves significant heavy equipment use that may impact your activities. Please decide whether or not this will be an issue for you before choosing to hunt on this area. Thank you.

About this Area

For more information call
(816) 271-3100
Total Acres

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.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Deer,
    • Dove
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From Corning, take Highway 111 northwest 1 mile, then turn on Atchison/Holt county gravel road west (left).
Area Regulations
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