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Buckhorn Island State Park

Grand Island, Erie County

Marshlands, Northern Harrier

Buckhorn Island State Park nature preserve includes nearly 900 acres of marsh, meadows, woods and the last vestige of marshlands and meadows that boarding the Niagara River. The island also boasts a Bird Conservation Area.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Gulls
  • Least bittern
  • Northern harrier
  • Sedge wren
  • Coots
  • Moorhens
  • Common tern

Where to Watch

  • Hiking trails
  • Nature trails
  • Overlooks
  • River

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Cross-country skiing

Accessible Features

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This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that includes fishing. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


895 acres

Closest Town

Grand Island


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Contact Information

Telephone: 716-773-3271

Address: c/o Beaver Island State Park, 2136 West Oakfield Rd., Grand Island, NY

Website: Buckhorn Island State Park (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credit: OPRHP, Jeff Nadler