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

Features

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

In this kid-friendly class that blends nature and art, learn about nature's architects!  Make and take a nesting bag to provide local birds their building material.  Then, enjoy complimentary hot cocoa while you learn how to paint a themed picture on canvas in a guided step-by-step experience!

Cost is $5 per canvas, you must call to pre-register

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Plan to be at West Lake Park, Lake of the Hills, Gate 1 at 12:00pm to watch the release of 2,000 rainbow trout! Be sure to have your license, trout permit and appropriate gear. Iowa rules and regulations can be found on the Iowa DNR website.

Don't delay apply online today.

Seasonal positions start as early as April and end as late as October depending upon the position, but most are for the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Salaries vary depending upon the type of position and experience or certifications. Applications accepted online only.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

Purchase is initially limited to 2 trees per household and advanced purchase is recommended as there are a limited amount of trees available. Click on title for more information and order form.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 9:00am

Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission: $2.00 adults, 16 & under free.

Bring the family out see the buffalo and to tour the boyhood home of Buffalo Bill Cody built in 1847. Tours and souvenir shop available.

http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/buffalo-bill-cody-homestead/cody-homestead

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 9:00am

Open daily 9am-6pm. Admission/donation: $2.00 adults, $1.00 children, under 5 free.

Bring the family out to tour our 19 historical buildings depicting life in rural Iowa from early settler times to the 1940’s.

http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/pioneer-village

Photo of the golf course landscape

Glynns Creek Golf Course will be open for the season beginning Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00.  For tee times or more information call (563) 328-3284.

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.

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

Glynns Creek Golf Course will be open for the season beginning Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:00. For tee times or more information call (563) 328-3284.
Posted: March 21, 2017
Early bird registration is April 17 - May 14, 2017 Register in person at the Scott County Park Entry Station from 8am - 9pm daily or by calling 563-328-3282 ext. 1 with use of Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Early bird fee is $35 per session/per student. After May 14, 2017 the fee is $40 per...
Posted: March 15, 2017
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