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.

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 50-amp electrical service, water, concrete patios, beachfront sites, modern shower house, playrground and a dump station.

Free beach, boat ramp, picnicking in day use area.

Open April through October: 6:00AM - 10:30PM

Note: The Park is closed 10:30PM - 6:00AM

Buffalo Shores
1433 W Front St
Buffalo, Iowa 52728
(563) 328-3281

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Flyer advertising the event.
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 10:00am

Bring your littles out to the Wapsi River Center for some fun FREE stories and nature play!

Th Scott County Library System's Bookmobile* will be there with lots of stories and the Wapsi River Center has plenty of places to explore! Ages 3 and under welcome to attend with their adults.

Registration not required. *You do NOT have to be a Scott County resident to enjoy the Bookmobile!

 

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come out to the Wapsi to dispel the myths and legends of bats! We will have several learning opportunities and activities throughout the evening! We recommend bringing insect repellent and a flashlight if you are planning to go on the hike.

Online registration is required. Click link to go to our website to register:

7-8 pm Build a Bat house - $10/house hold please bring a hammer

8-dusk Bat Presentation & Hike

 

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Full-time) $24.35 to $33.56 per hour plus benefits.

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 2, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time. (4 days remain) Time is running out Expires soon!
flyer with program information
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 1:00pm

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

This program is determined by weather and site conditions. Dress appropriately and bring water.

Weight capacity loads for kayaks are 250-300 lbs./ solo and 425-475 lbs./tandem.

Online registration is required. Click here to register  [ Click Title for Full Article ]

flyer with program information
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 10:00am

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

This program is determined by weather and site conditions. Dress appropriately and bring water.

Weight capacity loads for kayaks are 250-300 lbs./ solo and 425-475 lbs./tandem.

Online registration is required. Click here to register  [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm

Learn about the cause and effect of the decline pollinator 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 cans or bottles for the insect hotels. 

Online registration is required. Please click the link to register: Pollinator

 

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 10:00am

Learn how to use a bow and arrow in this fun, informative and free hands-on class!  Children must be in the 4th grade or above to participate and accompanied by an adult. Adults are welcome to participate as well! Park in Parking Lot A and meet at the Observatory. This event is weather permitting. 

Online registration is required. Click the link to register: Archery Basics

flyer with program information
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 1:00pm

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

This program is determined by weather and site conditions. Dress appropriately and bring water.

Weight capacity loads for kayaks are 250-300 lbs./ solo and 425-475 lbs./tandem.

Online registration is required. Click here to register  [ Click Title for Full Article ]

flyer with program information
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am

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

This program is determined by weather and site conditions. Dress appropriately and bring water.

Weight capacity loads for kayaks are 250-300 lbs./ solo and 425-475 lbs./tandem.

Online registration is required. Click here to register  [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Flyer advertising the event.
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 1:00pm

Come join Wapsi River Center staff and learn to become more sustainable by creating your own health and home products made with natural ingredients. Making your own natural products is customizable, and it's FUN! We will make dandelion lotion bars and more. We will also learn about upcycling and reducing your footprint on the planet! Participants must be 7 years and older. The program costs $8/person for supplies.

Online registration is required. Please click the link to register: Health & Home

 

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.00 to $14.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $12.00 to $14.00 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Full-time) $24.50 to $26.50 per hour plus benefits.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $15.50 to $17.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time.
Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Seasonal) $15.50 to $17.50 per hour

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time.

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