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


Christmas at the Village ~ Noon - 4:00 P.M. ~ Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village ~ Begin your holidays early with a historic walk through the beautifully decorated Village; complete with Friends of the Village in period costume. While there, enjoy craft demonstrations and sales, letters to Santa in the General Store, refreshments at the soda fountain, holiday music, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Admission is free with a donation of nonperishable goods for the North Scott Food Pantry.

Scott County, City and State offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observation of Thanksgiving. Additionally, the General Store is closed Saturday.

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 is closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you again in the spring. If you would like to schedule outings or have questions, please call (563) 328-3284 and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thanks! John Valliere, Golf Professional
November 23, 2015 to March 1, 2016
The Scott County Conservation Board announces that the November Board meeting regularly scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11 th , has been changed to Tuesday, November 17 th at 3:00 p.m. at West Lake Park Headquarters office. For additional information, please call (563) 328-3280.
November 2, 2015 to November 17, 2015
Bald eagles will start arriving in November along with migrant waterfowl. The stretch of the Wapsi River below the Center supports dozens of eagles in the night roost. The best viewing will be at the Center from December through early March, one to two hours before dusk. During Center hours scopes...
October 28, 2015 to March 1, 2016