Buffalo Creek Park

50 amp at Buffalo Creek campground
Buffalo Creek river access
Hickory Hill shelter

Hickory Hill Shelter
near shelter at Buffalo Creek campgrounds

Buffalo Creek Park
Buffalo Creek Park is located in northeast Linn County, just west of Coggon on County Road D62.  Nestled along Buffalo Creek, rolling wooded knolls of oak and hickory combine with the open meadows adjacent to the stream valley to provide habitat for a unique variety of flora and fauna. Wild turkey, deer, nesting Canada geese, beaver and fox are but a few of the species of wildlife that inhabit the park. Among many other wildflowers, one of the largest populations of blue belles in the area can be found in this 143-acre park.

Buffalo Creek Park was the first park developed in Linn County, with most of the development completed by 1962. The park is managed for multi-use recreation and offers facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, nature study and much more.

Visit the official Buffalo Creek Park website.


Buffalo Creek Park is located at 5034 Buffalo Creek Park Rd., Coggon, IA, 52218.   Map of the area.


  • Campground
  • Trail
  • Picnic areas
  • Off leash pet area
  • Prairie plantings

Operating Hours & Seasons

Buffalo Creek is open daily from 4AM to 10:30PM. However, roads are closed to vehicles from late October until April 15, ground and stream conditions permitting.