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 open to self-contained units only, as no restrooms or showers are 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 with program information
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This program is FULL!

Join the Wapsi River staff for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn the basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniquies, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with IADNR regulations.

Reminders: This program is determined by weather and site conditions. Weight capacity loads are 250-300 lbs./solo and 425-475 lbs./tandem. Dress appropriately and bring water.

Seats are limited so you must call to register at 563-328-3286.

 

flyer with program information
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This program is FULL!

Join the Wapsi River staff for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular paddler, come out to learn the basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniquies, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with IADNR regulations.

Reminders: This program is determined by weather and site conditions. Weight capacity loads are 250-300 lbs./solo and 425-475 lbs./tandem. Dress appropriately and bring water.

Seats are limited so you must call to register at 563-328-3286.

 

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 10:00am

Learn about the cause and effect of the decline in honey bee and native bee populations through the Great Sunflower project .  You will get to participate in a pollinator count and then make an insect hotel that you can take home and install in your own garden using recyclable items.  Please bring empty  soup or pasta cans for the insect hotels. Registration is LIMITIED and  REQUIRED.

 

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $9.00 to $11.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (18 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

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

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (18 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

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

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (18 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.50 to $14.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (18 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.50 to $14.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (18 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $10.50 to $12.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (18 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $9.50 to $11.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (18 days remain)
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $18.00 to $20.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. (18 days remain)
The splash pad at Scott County Park Pool.

The Scott County Park Pool is scheduled to be open for Memorial Day weekend, May 29th - 31st.

The Pool will not be open June 1st through the 4th.

The Pool will open daily for the season beginning June 5th.

Season passes are available for purchase. We hope to be included in your summer plans and we're so glad to be welcoming you back!

 

Hours:

  • Weekends / Holidays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Weekdays: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
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 beginning April 1st or in person starting April 12th at the Scott County Park Entry Station.

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