Rush Bottoms Conservation Area

About this Area

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

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 wide variety of game and non-game fish and wildlife species.

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 wetland management. Management of this area includes the restoration of an old Missouri River chute, creating a small island.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Hunting
    • Quail,
    • Rabbit,
    • Dove,
    • Deer
  • Fishing
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie
  • Camping
    • Boat-in along Missouri River,
    • Designated Camping Sites
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service
  • 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 Rulo, NE take Highway 159 east 0.25 mile, turn north on entry road which goes beneath RR bridge to parking lot.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information