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, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am

Join Seasonal Naturalist Becky Horton and learn how to use a bow and arrow in this informative and fun hands-on class. You’ll learn safety and proper archery techniques according to National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) guidelines. Children must be in 4th grade and above to participate. Please call to pre-register.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

In this kid-friendly class that blends nature and art, learn all there is to know about Iowa’s birds of prey and meet LIVE raptor ambassadors. Then, enjoy some lemonade while we paint a themed picture on canvas in a guided, step-by-step experience. $5/canvas. Call to pre-register.

The Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB) welcomes and encourages the participation of children and adults with disabilities in all of its programs.

Learn More

The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 14, 2017 through January 10, 2018 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa.   Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Tuesday, August 1st by 4:30pm. Please click the attachments below for additional application information.

 

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

Group Lesson Dates: Series # 3 Thursday 5:30 – 6:30: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 For more information and to sign up please call John Valliere PGA Head Golf Professional. (563) 328-3284 http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/lessons
Posted: July 17, 2017
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 Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with...
Posted: July 14, 2017
The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 14, 2017 through January 10, 2018 at Scott County Park. This hunt is only for residents of Iowa. Applications are now available and need to be returned no later than Tuesday, August 1st by 4:...
Posted: June 30, 2017