Buffalo Shores Beach

Buffalo Shores Beach

Boats anchored to shore at Buffalo Beach.
Double Boat ramp at Buffalo Shores.
Sand volleyball court at Buffalo Beach.

Buffalo Shores is a twenty-five acre recreation area located off of State Highway 22, just downstream from Buffalo, Iowa, on the Mississippi River. Buffalo Shores beach is free and open to the public. The adjoining campground offers overnight camping.

  • Enjoy Buffalo Shores from the land or sea. Boaters pull up to the shore for a break
  • Buffalo Shores free public beach is great for relaxing and tanning. There are no lifeguards at Buffalo Shores Beach. Swim at your own risk.
  • Sand volleyball courts are available for fun.
  • Picnic on the beach while watching recreational and commercial activity on the Mississippi River.
  • A public double boat ramp provides easy access to the Mississippi River.
  • Ample parking for cars and boat trailers is available.
  • Buffalo Shores offers patrons newly remodeled, clean bathrooms.
Boat Ramp
Water View

News & Notices

Scott County has recently installed seven wheelchair charging stations in various locations to make its facilities even more accessible for visitors in battery-powered wheelchairs or scooters. The charging stations have been installed at the Scott County Courthouse, Scott County Administrative...
Posted: October 11, 2019
Just in time for the Labor Day Weekend, the Scott County Conservation Board is pleased to announce that after being closed for the entire season due to flooding, the majority of the camp sites at Buffalo Shores Campground are now open. The row closest to the river will remain closed for an...
Posted: August 29, 2019