Parks, Recreation & Wildlife Areas

Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa

Managing 11 areas in Jefferson County

   Jefferson County Park signJefferson County Park.
Entrance on Libertyville Road, 1.3 miles west of Iowa Highway 1.

Camp w/electricity, drinking water, shower, toilets, 3 picnic shelters, hike/bike/xc-skiing, fish (4 ponds), facilities for handicapped, Nature Center, baseball field, playground, camping cabins, prairie plantings.

Size: 227 acres.

   Mac Coon Access Sign Mac Coon Access.
Five and one-half miles north of Lockridge just east of Willow Blvd.

Camp w/electricity, drinking water, pit toilets, picnic shelter, hiking, fish (stream), boat ramp, hunting, playground.

Size: 71 acres.

   Round Prairie Entrance Sign  Round Prairie Park.
Nine miles SE of Fairfield on Glasgow Road and two miles south on Tamarack Ave.

Camp w/electricity, drinking water, pit toilets, picnic shelter, hike/biking, fish (2 ponds, 1 steam), canoe access, facilities for handicapped, historic site, playground, prairie plantings.

Size: 101 acres.

   Zillman Entrance Sign  Zillman's Hickory Hills.
Three and one-half miles southeast of Fairfield on the Glasgow Road.

Hike/xc-skiing, fish (2 ponds), historic site.

Size: 46 acres.

   Whitham Woods Sign  Whitham Woods.
One mile west of Fairfield on Business Highway 34.

Hike/xc-skiing, fish (1 pond), historic site, prairie plantings.

Size: 133 acres.

   Cedar View Trail Sign  Cedar View Trail.
Entrance on 32nd Street, south of Business Hwy 34.

Hike/bike/xc-skiing. Connects Fairfield and Libertyville, and connects to the 16-mile Fairfield Loop Trail.

Size: 4.5 miles.

   Cedar Creek Timber Sign  Cedar Creek Timber.
Located between 32nd Street (Suburban Heights Road) and 223rd Street, west of Fairfield.

Hike/bike/xc-skiing, fish (stream), hunting, prairie plantings. Observe wetland wildlife.

Size: 275 acres.

   Turkey Run Sign  Turkey Run Wildlife Area.
On Osage Ave in south-central Jefferson County. See signs on Hwy 1 South.

Bridle trail, fish (steam), canoe access, hunt, prairie plantings.

Size: 405 acres.

   Gantz-Hewitt sign  Gantz-Hewitt Timber.
Five miles south of Packwood off of 178th Blvd.

Hunting, historic site.

Size: 30 acres.

   Livingston Timber  Entrance Sign Livingston Timber.
One mile north of Perlee off Pleasant Plain Road.


Size: 74 acres.

   Loop Trail in Neff Wetlands  Neff Wetland.
Glasgow Road, south of Burlington Ave.

Wetlands and trails.

Size: 36 acres.

   Gobble Park Sign  Gobble Park.
In the center of the small town of Abingdon, northwest of Fairfield.

Picnic shelter, small playground.

Size: 1 acre.


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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 08-06-18


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