Grand Bluffs CA

About this Area

For more information call
(573) 592-1400
Total Acres
236.4

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Aerial photo of Grand Bluffs Natural Area
A two-mile trail at Grand Bluffs leads to a scenic overlook deck atop 300-foot-high dolomite bluffs, providing spectacular views.

Grand Bluffs Conservation Area is located in southern Montgomery County near the towns of Rhineland and Bluffton. This area can be accessed from Bluffton Rd. off of Highway 94.

The Katy Trail passes south of the area.

This 236-acre area features a stretch of dolomite bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. They are a portion of a spectacular and scenic two-mile stretch of 300-foot bluffs along the river. These steep bluffs were formed by the river, which is now one-half mile to the south. Canada geese have been known to nest on these bluffs. The unique bluff features and the associated flora have earned this area the designation as a Natural Area.

The Conservation Department purchased the area from Lorna Rice and James Gregory in 1991.

Two parking lots are provided for public vehicles and visitors are encouraged to explore the area on foot. They will find small fishless ponds, a remnant hill prairie and glade along the ridge. Synthiana Creek flows through the lower portion of the area.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Turkey,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel
  • Bird Watching
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Natural AreaNatural Area
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Viewing PlatformViewing Platform
  • 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 Portland, take Highway 94 east 5 miles, then County Road 291 (Bluffton Road) north 0.25 mile.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information