Buffalo Shores

Buffalo Shores

Buffalo Shores is a twenty-five acre recreation area located off of State Highway 22, just downstream from Buffalo, Iowa, on the Mississippi River. A double boat ramp, free beach, ample parking, toilets, water, and picnicking are available in the park's day use area. In addition, overnight camping is offered at the 65-site campground, which provides electricity, water, a dump station, and modern comfort station with showers.

Free beach, boat ramp, picnicking in day use area.

Buffalo Shores
1433 Front St
Buffalo, Iowa 52729
(563) 328-3281

Members of the Scott County Conservation Board and Board of Supervisors were on hand to cut the ribbon to officially open the campground and to tour the area improvements: some of which include remodeled restrooms, new electrical and water hookups, new hard surfaced roadways and camping pads, and new playground equipment. These improvements, which total more than $400,000, have been paid for with funds from the Board of Supervisors, the Conservation Board's Capital Improvements, and reimbursements from FEMA, as a result of the flooding.

Buffalo Shores

Buffalo Shores Sites: Buffalo Shores BeachBuffalo Shores CampgroundMississippi River Boat Ramp

Features

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 11:00am to Monday, May 30, 2016 - 5:00pm

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear! The past will come to life at the Village as interpreters and actors recreate pioneer life. There will be pioneer craft demonstrations, folk music and performances by the Wapsi Wranglers and Kickapoo Indian Dancer. Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village is located on the north end of Scott County Park.

Open daily 11-5. Admission: $2.00 adults, $1.00 children, under 5 free

Memorial Day honoring their legecy.
Monday, May 30, 2016 (All day)

Scott County, City and State offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observation of Memorial Day. Additionally, the General Store is closed Saturday.

Visit the Scott County Veterans Memorial of those from Scott County who made the supreme sacrifice.

West Lake Beach is seeking qualified, friendly, responsible, team players to join our lifeguard staff. To apply, please visit our website at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

This program is exclusively sponsored by The Quad City In-Fisherman and is part of the FISH IOWA angler education program. Open to Scott County residents grades K-6. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult, moms and dads are encouraged to attend. All poles and tackle are provided. Registration begins at 8:00am.

The Scott County Park Pool, West Lake Beach and Boathouse are scheduled to be open (weather permitting) Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th, from 10am until 8pm.

These facilities will not be open May 31st through June 3rd, but will open daily for the season on Saturday, June 4th.

Season passes are available for purchase and can be used at both the pool and the beach. We hope to be included in your summer plans!

Young Pioneers

Open for Registration.

Multiple one-week sessions, from June to August, Monday through Friday for children age 6-12 at Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 (All day) to Friday, June 17, 2016 (All day)

EDIWILD (Educators in the Wild) is a 2-day educators’ workshop to facilitate the incorporation of environmental education and sustainability into the school curriculum.  The workshop will emphasize environmental stewardship and this year’s theme is “W.A.T.E.R.- Working with Aquatic Technology and Environmental  Resources". The workshop will bridge the gap between our most critical natural resource, water, and how human behaviors effect water quality. Using technology and conservation practices, educators will gain awareness and  education to encourage and facilitate lifestyle changes resulting in stewardship.

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016 (All day) to Friday, June 24, 2016 (All day)

We hope to see you at the 2016 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference June 23-24. Over the two days, topics will cover native insects, honey bees and creating pollinator friendly habitat. The first day will be held at the River Center located in downtown Davenport, Iowa, and will consist of nearly 20 experts speaking on current pollinator issues, challenges, and opportunities.

The event will feature an opening keynote by Dr. Karen Oberhauser, Monarch Joint Venture, and a luncheon keynote by Dr. Orley R. Chip Taylor, Founder and Director of Monarch Watch.

The second day will consist of a morning of scheduled tours around the Quad City area, visiting successful pollinator habitat...

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, West Lake Beach and Boathouse are scheduled to be open (weather permitting) Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th, from 10am until 8pm. These facilities will not be open May 31st through June 3rd, but will open daily for the season on Saturday, June 4th. Season...
Posted: May 24, 2016
West Lake Beach is seeking qualified, friendly, responsible, team players to join our lifeguard staff. To apply, please visit our website at http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/employment .
Posted: May 6, 2016
Registration begins April 16th and you can register in person at the Scott County Park Entry Station from 8am - 9pm daily. Registration is also available by calling (563) 328-3282 ext. 1 with use of Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Early bird fee (until 5/15) is $35 per session/per student. After 5/...
Posted: March 30, 2016