Buena Vista Public Use Area

Buena Vista Public Use Area

  • Located two miles east of Dixon along the Wapsipinicon River.
  • Fishing is allowed.
  • Buena Vista contains 165 acres of timber and open areas and has two ponds.
  • Walk-in access only along 82nd Ave.
  • Bow hunting only, no camping.


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Buena Vista Public Use Area


Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

Special Instructions for All Students

Students will need to bring their certificate of completion from the online portion of the class. Use Scott County Park's Northwest entrance at 18701 290th Street, Long Grove, IA. The Old Nature Center will be 100 yards from this entrance on the left hand side.


Hunter education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife...

Due to infestations of Emerald Ash Borer, Out-Of-County firewood without proper IDALS labeling is NOT permitted. For more information speak with our park staff or visit: http://www.iowadnr.gov/forestry/shadetrees/eab.html

News & Notices

The Scott County Park Pool and West Lake Park Beach/Boathouse will be open weekdays and weekends through Sunday, August 21st. After August 21st the pool and beach/boathouse will be open weekends only and will close for the season after September 5th. Please click the below link for the open/close...
Posted: August 15, 2016
The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 8, 2016 through January 10, 2017 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa. Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Monday, August 1st by 4:...
Posted: June 27, 2016
Kayak rentals will be available at West Lake Park's Boathouse starting Saturday, June 11th. The Boathouse is open daily from 10:00am - 8:00pm. We invite you to come test out the waters and explore another opportunity to be active in the great outdoors! Questions? Call the Boathouse directly at (563...
Posted: June 9, 2016