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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

photo of event flyer
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am

Learn how to use a bow and arrow in this fun and informative hands-on class!  Children must be in the 4th grade or above to participate and accompanied by an adult.  This is a weather permitting event.

Please call to PRE-REGISTER   - 563-328-3286

phot of two children putting
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Man and woman are a 2 person team and play 9 holes in an alternate shot format and scored using a modified stable ford scoring system. The event is flighted by the number of teams signed up each night. Men play from the white tees and women play from the red tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per couple and includes green fee, cart fee, prizes and a cookout after play. This is intended to be a fun night and beginners are encouraged to participate.

photo of people attending heritage days in the past
Sunday, May 27, 2018 to Monday, May 28, 2018

11:00am - 5:00pm Daily

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear!  The past will com to life at the Village as interpreters and actors recreate pioneer life.  There will be pioneer craft demonstrations, folk music and performances by the Wapsi Wranglers and Kickapoo Indian Dancer.  Admission is $2 for Adult and $1 for Children.  Hope to see you there!

U.S. Flags adorn Allens Grove Cemetery
Monday, May 28, 2018

Scott County, City and State offices will be closed Monday, May 28 in observation of Memorial Day. Additionally, the General Store is closed Saturday.

Visit the Scott County Veterans Memorial of those from Scott County who made the supreme sacrifice.

Two bicyclers at the park.

Bike and Equestrian Trails are CLOSED.

  • 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.

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $8.00 to $11.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. (7 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.00 to $16.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. (7 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $18.00 to $18.25 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. (7 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $8.50 to $10.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. (7 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $7.50 to $11.75 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. (7 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $7.50 to $10.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. (7 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $10.00 to $12.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. (7 days remain)
a photo of kids learning to cast fishing poles
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Where:   Rolling Hills Shelter – GATE #1

When:    The Clinic is from 9:00am – 12:00 noon, with registration beginning at 8:00am.  All poles and tackle are provided.

What:     The Clinic is a part of the FISH IOWA Angler Education Program.  Open to ALL Scott County residents, grades K – 6.  Children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 

All participants will receive a FREE gift and a Certificate upon completion of the clinic.  Parents are encouraged to attend.

Classes include:

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photo of golf course
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Man and woman are a 2 person team and play 9 holes in an alternate shot format and scored using a modified stable ford scoring system. The event is flighted by the number of teams signed up each night. Men play from the white tees and women play from the red tees. Cost (subject to change) is $55.00 per couple and includes green fee, cart fee, prizes and a cookout after play. This is intended to be a fun night and beginners are encouraged to participate.

photo of 2 young boys on on golf green

Program Includes:

  • Top Professional Instruction
  • Range Balls
  • Green Fees
  • Gifts & Prizes
  • Tournament & Awards Cook-Out
  • Quad Cities Finest Practice Facility
  • Professional Demonstrations
  • Instructional Log Book

Instruction Covers:

The five fundamentals to an improved golf game will be covered (Grip, Posture, Backswing, Downswing, and Alignment.)  Also, chipping, pitching, putting, along with discussion of rules and etiquette.  Classes are instructed and supervised by Glynns Creek Head Golf Professional John Valliere, and five other trained...

Two instructors in the pool demonstrating a skill to a group of children sitting along the edge of the pool.

Scott County Park Pool is proud to be an American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Provider. The Learn-to-Swim program is unique compared to other learn to swim programs. Classes are offered for children ages 3 years old and up. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in the one level before then advancing to the next.

Sessions are offered from June-July for Group Lessons, Private Lessons, Lifeguarding Certification and a WSI Instructor Class. Register online now or in person starting April 16th at the Scott County Park Entry Station.

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This is the Emerald Ash Borer.

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

Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with canoes and kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, 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...
Posted: May 21, 2018
REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL Come learn about he many wild edible plants in your neck of the woods. We will focus on identifying plants, foraging basics, and preparing wild edibles. At the end of the program you will get to sample some wild flavors! Please call to pre-register - 563-...
Posted: May 1, 2018
Experience the sounds of the season, in search of the frogs and toads which inhabit the Wapsi River Center. Visitors will learn how to identify the various calls associated with each species and then on on a night time frog catching adventure! Please bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear...
Posted: April 23, 2018