The park consists of heavily forested bluffs along the western banks of the Missouri River and mixed-prairie grasslands in its 2,200 acres. It is adjacent to another IBA, the Missouri National Recreational River, and recently, the park was named part of the Lewis and Clark Historical Trail.

Ornithological Summary

A recent restoration project on the Missouri River by the Corps of Engineers has provided needed sandbar habitat for nesting interior least terns and piping plovers, with the added potential benefit of enhancing waterfowl and shorebird numbers as well. On land, the woods support many nesting species such as whip-poor-will and scarlet tanager, while dickcissels nest in the grasslands. There is an active bald eagle nest on site and dozens of bald eagles have been spotted on migration.

Ownership

The park is owned and operated by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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