Summer at Buffalo Springs Lake
Here in Lubbock, summers couldn’t be better. Our West Texas weather provides a perfect reason to escape to the lake with friends and family. Thankfully, Buffalo Springs Lake is close by and is one of Lubbock’s gems for summer fun — and it’s this month’s Destination Spotlight.
Established in 1955, Buffalo Springs Lake was developed to provide the residents of Lubbock County with a recreational area. Since that time the lake’s staff has developed campgrounds, fishing docks, nature trails, picnic shelters and more! See how much fun Daytripper Chet Garner had when he visited last summer.
Feel free to take a hike, try your “feet” at wakeboarding or come out to one of the many events Buffalo Springs Lake will put on this summer. Here’s what’s coming up (for more information about each of these events, please visit www.buffalospringslake.net):
Buffman and Squeaky Intermediate Triathlon – Sunday, May 31
The Buffman and Squeaky Intermediate Triathlon features a 1500M swim, 40K bike and a 10K run.
Pee Wee Fishing Tournament – Saturday, June 13
This event is great for the kids! Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 and will close at 9 a.m. The competition will last until 11 a.m. All registered kids will receive a free T-shirt, and awards from the tournament will be given out at noon.
Peace Love Mud Volleyball – Saturday, June 13
Communities in Schools in the South Plains is hosting their annual Peace Love Mud Volleyball event at Buffalo Springs Lake. This is a great event to come out with a group of friends and get a little dirty, all to raise some money for a great cause!
Lubbock’s Original 5K Beer Run – Saturday, June 20
The Epilepsy Foundation of Texas-West Texas and Buffalo Springs Lake is hosting the 2nd Annual 5K Beer Run! Officially kick off summer with a cold beer, a quick race and good music to raise funds and awareness for our friends and neighbors affected by epilepsy.
Ironman 70.3 – Sunday, June 28
As one of Lubbock’s premier, annual athletic events, Ironman 70.3 is always sure to be a tremendous event for both athletes and spectators. Known for it’s long and winding roads, steep climbs and of course, the dry summer heat, the Ironman 70.3 is actually a favorite among many athletes because of its ability to challenge the most gifted triathletes in the world.
July 3rd Firework Extravaganza – Friday, July 3
Ring in America’s birthday at Buffalo Springs Lake on Friday, July 3 with the annual Firework Extravaganza! This year, Extreme Pyrotechnics will be providing fireworks and is planning an amazing line up with more than 15 minutes worth of spectacular fireworks! It will be a fantastic day to come out with your friends and family to celebrate Independence Day. Fireworks will start at dark, and the best place to view them will be from Mike’s Marina.
Be sure to visit Buffalo Springs Lake’s website for more information about events.
Tell us all the reasons you love the lake during the summer!
- Location: 9999 High Meadow Road
- Phone: 806.747.3353
- Hours: Gate is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Gate Admission: Adult $8, College Student (with valid ID) $7, Children (6-11) $3, Children (0-5)Free, Seniors(65+) & Active Military $2, Police w/Badge Free
- Vehicle Admissions (In addition to personal admission): Watercraft $5, Dirt Bike/ATV $10, Golf Cart & UTV $5
- Seasonal Passes: Individual $75, Family $175 (Includes Children up to 19 years old), Seniors (age 65+) $50, Watercraft $100 (in addition to individual or family pass)
- Website: www.buffalospringslake.net