Deroin Bend 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

Deroin Bend CA

Body of water found on the Deroin Bend CA
Missouri Department of Conservation

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.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Camping
    • Designated Camping Sites,
    • Boat-in along Missouri River
  • Hunting
    • Deer
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • Catfish
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • 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 5 miles, then Route Z west 2.50 miles, then Golden Avenue south 0.75 mile.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information