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

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:30pm

During this electronics-free program we will focus on getting in touch with nature and some of the health benefits associated with it. We will practice mindfulness, nature bathing, and yoga. This program is open to all people of all abilities! Program fee is $5/person (payable by cash or check at the program). 

We will be active during the program so please dress comfortably and bring your own yoga mat, towel, or blanket and a water bottle. Registration is required so please call to reserve your spot.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 10:00am

Join the Wapsi River Team and explore the Wapsipinicon River by kayak, to celebrate and honor our sacred waters. Participants must be 16 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Participants are responsible for transportation between launch and take-out sites. Please consider bringing the following items: sunscreen, insect repellant, comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, water bottle, waterproof container with snacks/lunch. This event is determined by weather and river conditions. Expect the trip to last~4 hours. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with IADNR regulations.  Kayaks, paddles, and PFDs are provided so call to register a seat at (563)328-3286 [ Click Title for Full Article ]

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Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm

Enjoy live folk, bluegrass and country music. Music by Fifth of Country, Quarter Moon Tinsnips, Front Porch Pickers & Gene & Nancy Morgan.

Admission is $6.00 adults, $3.00 kids, under 5 free.

Food vendor, or bring a picnic lunch & lawn chairs. Rain or Shine. If rain, all music will be in Olde St. Ann’s Church on the grounds.

Female Wapsi Center naturalist educating children.
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:40pm

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center of the Scott County Conservation Board is seeking qualified individuals to serve as a temporary AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Member.

The Full time positions require the successful completion of at least 1700 hours of service by term end (~ 12 months, approximately 35-40 hours weekly). The Member will receive: a living allowance of $16,000 to be distributed equally by month over the term of service, a $6,345 Segal Education Award upon completion of the term, student loan forbearance, leadership and skill development, as well as hands-on experience. [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position: 

Conservation Department (Part-time) $13.65 to $13.65 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, December 31, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time.