Conservation online reservation system is currently being updated and should be available soon.  This includes reservation and calendars for golf tee times, cabins, shelters, and Olde St Anns Church. Please try back later for our updated and improved system.

For availability inquiries or to make a reservation, please contact us directly at (563) 328-3280. Thank you.

Buffalo Shores

Entrance sign to Buffalo Shores Access Area.
The shore of the Mississippi River at Buffalo Shores Beach.
One of the 65 campsites at Buffalo Shores. Great for RV's.
The playground set for children at Buffalo Shores.

Notice: Buffalo Shores Campground is now closed for the season. We look forward to welcoming you back in the spring of 2020.

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

Features

Two people testing a water sample and recording the result.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Partners of Scott County Watersheds will be hosting an in-depth Snapshot training on Saturday, February 1 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Nahant Marsh (4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA).

The Snapshot Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring events have been taking place since 2003. Three times a year, groups of volunteers will test around 50 sites in Scott County for nitrogen, phosphorus, chloride, pH, temperature, and turbidity, among other parameters.

Our volunteers come from many different educational backgrounds and age groups, and no previous experience is necessary! This training is a chance for those who have been thinking about volunteering to get comfortable [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Flyer advertising the event
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a fun-filled day of family friendly indoor & outdoor winter activities.  Including snowshoeing, bird hike, winter bird feeding, & crafting activites.  Event is FREE however a limited number of snowshoes are available,  Please call to register your family 563-328-3286.

~Outdoor Activities~

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Snowshoeing Tour
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Bird Hike

~Indoor Activites~

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Winter Bird Feeding
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Chili Cook off - LUNCH
  • [ Click Title for Full Article ]
flyer about event with registration is full
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

THE REGISTRATION IS FULL.

Join Friends of the Wapsi Center member, Lucia Dryanski, and learn how to make candles out of recycled wax. You will learn about the history of candle making and make your own candle to take home. Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old. This class is limited to 10 candle kits. There is a suggested donation of $3 per candle kit with proceeds going to the Friends of the Wapsi Center. Registration is REQUIRED. Please call (563)328-3286 to register for this program.

 

 

Two bicyclers at the park.

Bike and Equestrian Trails are OPEN.

  • When open, please avoid any areas that may be wet.
  • At times, trails are closed due to weather conditions.

If you would like additional information, please call Scott County Park at (563) 328-3282 ext 1.