Buffalo River

Erie County, New York.

Buffalo River midpoint in Buffalo, New York.

Buffalo River ends in Buffalo, New York.

571 feet (174 meters)

8.14 miles long (13.10 kilometers)

About The Buffalo River

Buffalo River is a River located in Erie County, NY. Starting in Buffalo, NY the Buffalo River flows 8 miles through Buffalo, NY before ending in Buffalo, NY. The Buffalo River rises to an elevation of 571 feet. Find maps, fishing guides, weather and recreation information at Guidesly.


About Buffalo River, NY

Buffalo River flows from Western New York to the eastern end of Lake Erie at Erie County. This river also covers Cayuga Creek, Buffalo Creek, and Cazenovia Creek. This river is 22 feet deep and is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. 

Buffalo River is known as one of the important developments in the western part of New York, together with the Erie Canal. It is an industrial area and offers a great way for shipping boats to pass through. The name's real origin remains unknown, but experts suggest that it must have come from  “Buffalo,” a city that is just 0.7 miles away from the river. 

The city of Buffalo is the second to the largest city in New York. Additionally, this is called the “City of Good Neighbors”. This city is a cultural place that has several art galleries, a craft beer scene, and is rich in architectural gems. Niagara Falls is also here, which is one of the iconic spots in America. When going to Buffalo, New York, you should not miss going to the canalside, Darwin D. Martin House, and try the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours & Niagara Jet Adventures.  

Buffalo River Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Buffalo River, NY

The most abundant fish species in the Buffalo River are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, musky, king salmon, steelhead, walleye, brown trout, yellow perch, coho salmon, and lake trout. The area of Buffalo River is the “Smallmouth Bass Capital of the World” and the musky capital. Trophy fish, on the other hand, can be caught throughout. If you are interested in fishing smallmouth bass, this is the river you need to visit. 

Shore fishing is the best technique in Buffalo River. Anglers can catch good fish with the use of drifting and fishing with the rig, tube jig, or bottom-bouncing rig. Jigging