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Buffalo Harbor State Park

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Address
1111 Fuhrmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203
Latitude 42.846002
Longitude -78.861752

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Pet Policy

A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Please Note

Swimming and hunting are not permitted.

Ladders to the Outdoors - programming and activities connecting Western New York youth with the outdoors

The newest state park in the system, Buffalo Harbor State Park is the first state park in the city of Buffalo. Boasting beautiful views of Lake Erie, the park is home to a 1,100 slip marina, a restaurant, boat launches, personal watercraft launches, fish cleaning station, restrooms, and a beach for strolling and sunbathing, and a nautical themed playground great for kids of all ages. In addition the park is adjacent to the popular Tifft Nature Preserve.

Charlie's Boat Yard Menu: www.Charliesboatyard.com

Buffalo Harbor State Park will host several special events and is a great place to enjoy a summer day in Western New York.

Pavilion Information
Buffalo Harbor has three pavilions available. Prices range from $100 to $150 and can accommodate 75 to 130 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com.

Please Note: Swimming is currently not permitted. No Hunting.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • The slip holder parking lot and boat launch/ trailer parking lot are open 24hrs.

    Gallagher Beach, the Greenspace, Playground and Shelters are open from Dawn to Dusk

Fees & Rates

  • Admission
  • Vehicle Parking is free at Buffalo Harbor State Park

  • Boat Launch
  • $8.00 launch fee. All park passes are accepted (Golden Park, Lifetime Liberty, Patriot Pass, Access Pass, Empire Pass)

  • Seasonal Boat Slips
  • www.safeharbormarina.com

Sun 14 Aug
Boating and Safety Outreach
Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
New York State offers an abundance of scenic waterways for boaters (motorboats, personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards) including hundreds of streams, lakes and rivers to enjoy. Embark on an adventure exploring new waters, all while experiencing first-hand New York's incredible natural beauty. Do it safely! Stop by for information and swag. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 15 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, August 15, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required meet at shelter 4.
Wed 17 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required meet at shelter 4.
Sun 21 Aug
Boating and Safety Outreach
Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
New York State offers an abundance of scenic waterways for boaters (motorboats, personal watercraft, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards) including hundreds of streams, lakes and rivers to enjoy. Embark on an adventure exploring new waters, all while experiencing first-hand New York's incredible natural beauty. Do it safely! Stop by for information and swag. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required.
Mon 22 Aug
Harbor Hikes and More
Monday, August 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join a family friendly hike or make a craft to take home. Every Monday and Wednesday/ hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and crafts start at noon. For information call (716) 282-5154 registration is not required meet at shelter 4.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Boat Launches
  • Canoeing/Kayaking * *Kayak rentals available www.longboardsbeach.com
  • Fishing
  • Food (Accessible) * Charliesboatyard.com
  • Marina (Accessible) * http://safeharbormarina.com/
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing/Windsurfing