Elam Bend CA

About this Area

Total Acres
1483.4

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View of Upper Grand River showing autumn trees along both banks.
The Upper Grand River near Elam Bend Conservation Area, southern Gentry County.
Lonnie Messbarger

The Conservation Department initially purchased property for Elam Bend Conservation Area in 1979 in order to provide a river-oriented, multiple-use area on an unchannelized portion of the upper Grand River. Subsequent additions to the area have increased its size to 1,483 acres.

In addition to providing river access and river-oriented recreation, the area is managed for both game and non-game species of upland and forest wildlife.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Sunfish,
    • Black Bass
  • Camping
    • Individual Campsites
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Privy (Disabled Accessible)Privy (Disabled Accessible)
  • Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)Rifle / Pistol Range (Disabled Accessible)
  • Shotgun RangeShotgun Range
  • BoundaryBoundary

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
Directions
From Albany: take Route A south 10.50 miles, then 430th Street east 1.50 miles to the area entrance. From I-35: take Exit 68, then Highway 69 north 7 miles, then Route Z west 7.80 miles, then Route A north 3.10 miles, then 430th Street to the area entrance.
Shooting Range Info
Range Name
Elam Bend
Range Id
2918
Maintenance Days
-
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless posted otherwise.
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Rifle/Pistol
Target Distance
25,50,100
Disabled Access
Yes
Range Name
Elam Bend
Range Id
3017
Maintenance Days
-
Business Hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless posted otherwise.
Type of Complex
Unstaffed
Range Type
Shotgun Informal/Patterning
Disabled Access
No
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information