Grand Bluffs Conservation Area
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.