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Buffalo Harbor State Park

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Buffalo Harbor State Park Update

Due to the total solar eclipse and expected traffic congestion, the boat launches will be closed on Monday, April 8 2024. They will reopen on April 9.

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

Fri 08 Mar
Totality On the Centerline
Friday, March 8, 2024
Buffalo Harbor State Park
Join us along the centerline of totality at Buffalo Harbor State Park for the eclipse. Educators will be on hand with information and activities to help enhance your viewing experience. A limited number of eclipse glasses will be available on a first come first served basis. Due to the nature of the event, we recommend planning to stay and enjoy the park, pack a picnic and some activities, but with the likelihood of wind on the waterfront we strongly suggest dressing in layers. No registration is required.

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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