Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Buffalo Harbor State Park

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Although 95% of the construction is complete, some difficulties have forced us to temporarily close the new parking lot to vehicular traffic. Parking is available in the lot nearest Charlies Boat Yard for park access as well as ice fisherman access. The new sledding/viewing hill remains closed because it has not established enough grass to withstand sled/foot traffic. A perimeter fence has been installed to protect the area. Thank you for your patience.

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

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 1,000 slip marina, a restaurant, boat launches, personal watercraft launches, fish cleaning station, restrooms, and a beach for strolling and sunbathing. In addition the park is adjacent to the popular Tifft Nature Preserve.

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

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

Proposed improvements to the park will include: Construction of a playground, two picnic pavilions, a stage area, bike racks, trash bins, landscaping and more: A vision for Buffalo Harbor State Park.  

For the Governor's latest announcement and renderings for Buffalo Harbor State Park, please click here.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings.

Fees & Rates

  • Admission
  • The Empire Pass, Golden Park Program & Access Pass Program are all accepted.
  • Boat Launch
  • While parking is free at Buffalo Harbor State Park, we accept all state parks passes (Empire, Golden , Access, Patriot etc... ) for use at the boat launch.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Food * Charlies Boatyard Restaurant
  • Marina *
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking * Kayak rentals available
  • Fishing
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Wind Surfing