Riverbreaks CA

About this Area

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Total Acres

Riverbreaks Conservation Area is located in southern portion of Holt County. The area is in two adjacent tracts approximately four miles southeast of the town of Oregon, off ofRoute O and RouteT. This 2,307-acre area is nestled among the loess hill river bluffs overlooking the Missouri River floodplain.
Prior to settlement, Riverbreaks was likely covered by a mix of forest and grasslands. Settlers cleared, cropped or allowed animals to graze portions of the land.
The area is continuing to change and currently is a diverse combination of forest, grasslands (both new and old), and cropfields. Native loess hill prairie remnants still exists in small pockets. The forest consists primarily of upland oak hickory mixed hardwoods with scattered pockets of bottomland hardwoods.
Three permanent named creeks wind through the area. In addition there arethree small fishable ponds which have been stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. Several other small fishless wildlife water holes are scattered throughout the area.
The soils in the area consists of very deep (in some locations as deep as 280 feet) wind-blown silt, called loess, covering a limestone base.
Several abandoned limestone quarries can be found along the south side of the area.
Riverbreaks Conservation Area is managed for a variety of uses, including outdoor recreation and education, wildlife habitat, productive sustainableforests and soil and water protection. Area management practices include wildlife watering holes, planted wildlife food sources, establishing and managing (often with controlled fire) native warm season grasslands,and harvesting timber for wildlife habitat and sustainable forests.
An unstaffed single projectile target shooting range is located in the center of the west tract off of Quebec Road (gravel).

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Camping
    • Designated Camping Sites,
    • Individual Campsites
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Horseback,
    • Hiking
  • 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)
  • Hike / Bike / Equestrian TrailHike / Bike / Equestrian Trail
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • 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
Area consists of two tracts. To the east tract: from Oregon, take Highway 59 east, then Route O south 3.25 miles to the highway sign. To reach the west tract: continue south on Route O, then take Route T west 1.50 miles to the area.
Shooting Range Info
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1/2 hour before sunset until 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted
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Disabled Access
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Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information