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 Recreation Area Campground is scheduled to open on 6/10/2020 to self-contained units only, as no restrooms or showers will be available due to mechanical issues with the septic system.

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

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join naturalist Mike for a chance to hunt pumpkins with an atlatl, a primitive hunting weapon originally used to hunt mastodon and bison. Fun for the whole family and outdoor enthusiasts alike!!! This program is weather permitting.  Registration is required. Please call to register.

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 5:00pm

This program is FULL.

Join naturalist Michael J. Granger for an educational adventure to learn about mysterious and misunderstood animals.  At 5:00 P.M. there will be a campfire available for your grilling needs. Please bring your own food items and we will provide the fire and roasting sticks!  The hike will begin at 6:30 P.M. with a spooky scavenger hunt afterwards.  Please bring a flashlight!  Family fun for everyone.  Registration is required please call.

Honor flight veterans at a memorial in Washington DC.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Scott County, City and State offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in observation of Veterans Day.

Visit the Scott County Veterans Memorial of those from Scott County who made the supreme sacrifice. For Veterans Day information including proclamations, history, posters, and more, visit http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/.

Two bicyclers at the park.

Bike and Equestrian trails are CLOSED due to conditions.  

  • 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.