Zillman's Hickory Hills

Jefferson County Conservation Board, Fairfield, Iowa
Zillman's Hickory Hills

Zillman's Hickory Hills

Zillman's Hickory Hills is located three and one-half miles southeast of Fairfield on the Glasgow Road.

A trail winds throughout the picturesque timber and takes you past an old reconstructed cemetery with headstones dating back to the 1800's.

⚫ 46 acres
⚫ Trails - hiking, XC-skiing
⚫ Fishing - 2 ponds, See the Fishing page
⚫ Historic site

Zillman's Hickory Hills

Zillman's Hickory Hills

Zillman's Hickory Hills, located three and one-half miles southeast of Fairfield on the Glasgow Road, was donated to the Jefferson County Conservation Board by Carl and Mary Zillman in 1986.

Carl served on the board from 1975 to 1995 and was instrumental in obtaining and developing many of Jefferson County's outdoor recreation areas.

This picturesque area is predominately covered with shagbark hickory. Two and one-half acres have been planted to red, white and scotch pines. The mixture of this coniferous and deciduous timber makes the area very attractive to many game and non-game wildlife species.

Zillman's Hickory Hills

A trail winds throughout the timber and takes you past an old reconstructed cemetery with headstones dating back to the 1800's.

A 24' x 40' steel building sits where an old historic barn used to be before it was destroyed by a twister.

Approximately 23 acres of agricultural land was taken out of production in 2008. The area has been seeded down with native grasses and forbes and will be managed for upland game birds.

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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: jeffersonccb@lisco.com
Updated 12-23-16

 

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