Buffalo Blueway Sites
Newly enhanced under the Blueway project, the Buffalo RiverWorks site provides paddlers with multiple options for launching and getting out of the water safely and easily. This recently implemented Blueway site boasts a fully accessible paddlecraft roller dock facility on the Buffalo River, as well as additional direct-entry docks and dock sections for transient powerboat access. Kayaks, paddleboards and hydrobikes are available for rent. In addition, parking access is provided for those who bring their own car-top watercraft. Multiple other entertainment options are available at this site, and restrooms can be found inside the restaurant and bar area for patrons. This site is located in a high-traffic area of the river, so it’s critical that paddlers stay along the shore and yield to larger craft.
Future Blueway Sites
Red Jacket Riverfront Natural Habitat Park is located south of busy South Park Avenue, yet is one of the more remote Buffalo River parks. An informal launch site is located at the western end of the park. There are no docks or concrete pad. There is ample parking available in the park. The site is in a low-traffic area of the channel. Launching of motorized vessels is not possible.
Points of Interest
A bridge has been located on this site since the 1800s. The present bridge is a vertical lift bridge—the entire span is raised by counterweights located in the 135-foot towers on each side.