Jefferson County Conservation Board

Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa

Parks, Recreation, and Wildlife Areas

Managing 11 areas in Jefferson County, southeast Iowa


Going Camping?   Camping is allowed in three areas. See an overview on the Camping Page.

Picnic Shelter

Planning a picnic? Try our Picnic Shelters, available in four parks.

Swinging Bridge

Try our hiking, water, and equestrian trails in seven of our areas.


Like to fish & hunt? Fishing is allowed in seven areas, and hunting in five areas.


Float your boat. Boating is available at three areas, Mac Coon Access, Round Prairie Park and Turkey Run.

Nature Center

Learn about Nature & the Environment. Jefferson County Park contains our Nature Center. Go to our What's New page. Nature hikes and programs are offered throughout the year, and upon request. Go to our Environmental Education page

Plants in Whitham Woods

Visit Historic Sites. Historic sites are in three areas.

Zillman Woods has picturesque timber and takes you past an old reconstructed cemetery with headstones dating back to the 1800's.

Whitham Woods is the original site of the C.W. Whitham Nursery, with a four acre prairie plot seeded with prairie plants, and more.

Gobble Park is the site of the original 1853 T.W. Gobble and Co. store.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Jefferson County by acquiring, developing and managing public areas so that its citizens will have opportunities for quality outdoor recreation experiences, and to cultivate good land stewardship through natural history and environmental education activities.

Jefferson County Conservation Board, 2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield, IA 52556
Call: 641-472-4421    Fax: 641-472-7911   E-mail:
Updated 02-12-16


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Park Chart
Park Chart
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Park map
Park map
Funded by REAP -
Resource Enhancement and Protection (Iowa)
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Shelter by the pond
Shelter by the pond