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32 acres  Buchanan Co.  DeLorme 19, I-7/8
GPS:  39.6910400279,-94.9637942003
MDC owned; for information call 816-271-3100
Directions:  From US 59 south of St. Joseph, go 7 miles west and south on Rt. U, then right (west) on the gravel road at Contrary Creek for about 1 mile.
When to Visit/Species to Expect:  Anytime.  Cool weather and migration may bring a variety of birds along the river.  Snow Geese stop over here and Ross’s may be among them; Common Goldeneye and Common Mergansers are likely.  Wintering sparrows should be present.
Features of interest to birders: Entrance road bisects a narrow strip of MDC land as it nears the Missouri River (about half grassland and half old field).  A small (2 acres) area of trees and a small wetland add possibilities.  The main attraction is the view of the Missouri River and any bird activity on it.
Toilets:  1 privy along the entrance road
Camping:  None
Hazards/Limitations:  None noted
Nearby Birding Sites:  Lake Contrary, Bluffwoods CA, Kneib (W.V. & A.C.) Mem. CA.