NEW BUFFALO MICHIGAN TRAVEL & VISITORS GUIDE
New Buffalo is located at the mouth of the Galien River on Michigan's west coast just north of the Indiana border.
It is about a 90-minute drive from Chicago and the first stop for many visitors to Michigan entering from Indiana on eastbound Interstate 94.
New Buffalo greets visitors with a large and modern refuge harbor, an around-the-clock public boat launch, and a full service transient dock facility. There are plenty of shops, places to stay, places to eat, and recreational opportunities — making it an ideal place to live or play.
New Buffalo is also the location for Southwestern Michigan's first gambling casino, the Four Winds Casino Resort, Southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe mixing food, live entertainment and rock-n-roll memorabilia into a high energy night spot and Silver Creek Event Center – the place for concerts featuring headliner entertainment plus conferences and special events.
There is always something happening in New Buffalo, see our Calendar of Events for details and more family fun
Visit for a day or stay for a week
There are plenty of places to stay in New Buffalo. Charming Bed & Breakfasts, modern hotels, quaint inns, summer rentals or resort cabins...you'll find all your vacation rental needs within a few minutes of New Buffalo's harbor and beach.
And, don't forget the fishing gear! New Buffalo has some of the best salmon, trout and perch fishing on the Great Lakes.
Fishing Report for New Buffalo (Lake Michigan & Galien River)
Updates provided by Captain Greg @ Michigan Charter Co. (616) 446-1966
Wednesday | August 16, 2017:
Fishing has been good to outstanding depending on the day. Nice catches of BIG Chinook (King) Salmon are being taken anywhere from 90-100FOW early light and out to 180 FOW later in the morning. Deep setups including Blood Run Tackle wire divers out 300-400 and deep coppers from 300-450 segments. Best setups continue to be Spin Doctors in Chrome, Chrome Blue, with blue, green and blue green flies. Downriggers deep are also producing.
There are some lake trout mixed in with the catches, along with the every once in a while steelhead and coho. We did venture out to 230 FOW last week with a few fish but nothing major. Bigger schools of coho must still be further offshore. Get out and get in on the best king salmon fishing in years!
Galien River Channel Entrance:
Lat. 41° 48' 07" N · Long. 86° 45' 13" W
Monitor Ch. 16 VHF
Getting here by car:
• I-94 Exits 1 & 4
• US-12 & M-239
• Amtrak (Station located at 225 North Whittaker St.)
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