Jeff Cnty Park

Jefferson County Park

Photos of Jefferson County Park


Camping Cabins: Two 12' x 16' sleeping cabins with 4' x 12' porches. at the west end of the camp area. Cabin rental fees are modest.  Reservations are required, May 1 through October 31. See fees, or contact us directly for fees and reservations.

Camping cabin
Camping Cabin

The second cabin, hiding in the woods.
Camping Cabin

The shower-restroom facility built in 2005 near the cabins.


Twenty-four camp sites are open May 1 through October 31, and include electricity. Modern restrooms, hot showers, drinking water, a small shelter house, playground equipment and a trailer waste-dump station are all provided for the camper. Camping fees are modest. See fees, or contact us directly.

Entering campgrounds.
Camping area

Camping area

Camping area


Three picnic shelters that will accommodate large groups are located in the park's picnic area.

Shelter # 3 - in the center of the photo.
Trail bridge

Relax by the pond.
Bench by the pond

Or fish from the bridge.
Bridge over the pond

The gazebo can be rented for events (details here).


About 8 miles of trails in the park include many bridges.
Trail bridge

Looking for frogs.
Trail bridge

The rebuilt Swinging Bridge.
Trail bridge

Crossing the Swinging Bridge.
Trail bridge

Swinging Bridge memorial.
Trail bridge

Another bridge.
Trail bridge

Memorial to Terry "Whitey" Martin.
Trail bridge

Woods along the trails.

Trail along the pond.

Signs can be helpful.

More trails.

Wildlife in the park.

The Rock Island Railroad used this corridor (now a trail and the main driveway) from 1871 to 1945.
   See the History of the Railroads in Fairfield.
Jefferson County Park trail

See rules for more Conservation Board rules and regulations.

See cabin rules as a PDF. (Adobe Reader is required).

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.

Produced by the Jefferson County Conservation Board
2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield, IA 52556
Call: 641-472-4421    Fax: 641-472-7911
Updated 11-19-18