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

Thursday, May 5, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

This meeting is a required public meeting for the Total Maximum Daily Load or TMDL associated with pollutants in the watershed and submission of this action to the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, we will go over the lake restoration effort that will involve all the lakes at West Lake Park in future years.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join Director/naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular kayaker, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of Lake of the Hills. Call to register for a kayak seat.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join us for a hike to identify some spring woodland wildflowers like rue anemone, hepatica, Dutchman’s breeches, Jacob’s ladder, spring beauty, dog tooth violet and many more. Please call to pre-register.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Join Naturalist Mike Granger for a lesson on our local frog and toad species. Visitors will learn how to identify the various calls associated with each species and then go on a night time frog catching adventure! Please bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear. Call to pre-register.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 8:00am

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 5/15 fee is $40 per session/per student.  All fees are due at the time of registration.

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

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
Glynns Creek Golf Course is open for the season . We look forward to seeing you. If you would like to schedule outings or have questions, please call John Valliere, Golf Professional at (563) 328-3284 and you will return a call as soon as possible. www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-...
Posted: March 10, 2016
Glynns Creek Pro Shop Open for Holiday Shopping - Dec. 1st - Dec. 23rd Our Clubhouse Pro Shop will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am - 4pm. Stop in for that perfect gift for the golfer on your list!
Posted: December 2, 2015