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Buffalo Shores

Buffalo Shores

DUE TO RIVER FLOODING BUFFALO SHORES IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

flyer stating workshop details
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join Assistant Naturalist Paige as she leads her first workshop in the Crafting for Conservation series.  This series focuses on recycling old things and re-purposing natural elements into new things!  In this workshop you will get the chance to meet a real owl and then Paige will show you how to make an owl ornament from a pine cone.  If owls aren't your thing, choose from other natural pine cone-themed crafts and ornaments! This event is family-friendly.  Please call to register in advance Supplies are limited -- first come, first serve.  563-328-3286

photo of people dress in old time attire sitting by a fire
Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring the whole family for a celebration at Pioneer Village.  See Santa and enjoy cookies and hot drinks for sale in the Soda Shop. Play some great pioneer crafts and games, while listening to music in the church. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018 to Friday, November 23, 2018

Scott County, City and State offices will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 in observation of Thanksgiving. Additionally, the General Store is closed Saturday.

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.

News & Notices

Plan to be at West Lake Park, Lake of the Hills, Gate 1 at 10:30am. 2,000 rainbow trout will be released with 200 tagged giving you a chance to win a great prize*! There will also be raffle prizes where any person at the event has a chance of winning a prize. Several sponsors will be available...
Posted: October 1, 2018
The Scott County Conservation Board has approved a special deer hunt for archery hunters only from October 13, 2018 through January 10, 2019 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, July 31st by 4:...
Posted: June 29, 2018
NEWS RELEASE - JUNE 14, 2018 The Scott County Conservation Board (SCCB) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in coordination with FYRA Engineering, will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 5 p.m. at the Blue Grass Public Safety Building (606 Mayne Street in Bluegrass, IA...
Posted: June 15, 2018