Parks, Recreation, and Wildlife Areas
Managing 12 areas in Jefferson County, southeast Iowa
Picnic Shelter? Try Jefferson County Park, Round Prairie Park, Mac Coon Access, & Gobble Park.
Use our hiking, water, and equestrian trails in seven of our areas.
How about Nature & the Environment? Visit our Nature Center, see events on our What's New page.
Visit our Historic Sites (listed below).
Whitham Woods is the original site of the C.W. Whitham Nursery. Many of the original nursery plantings have grown to maturity, creating an interesting diversification of plant materials. And a four-acre prairie plot is seeded with prairie plants. From 1858 to 1901 a mainline railroad (now BNSF) ran through this property.
Zillman Woods has picturesque timber and takes you past an old reconstructed cemetery with headstones dating back to the 1800's.
Gobble Park is the site of the original 1853 T.W. Gobble and Co. store.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org