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12 Parks / 1,400 Acres / 60 campsites / 2 Cabins / 6 shelters / 8 fishing ponds / 3 canoe accesses / 1 Nature Center / Over 20 miles of trails

Jefferson County Conservation

Protecting & Promoting Outdoor Recreation

Located in southeast Iowa, Jefferson County Conservation manages natural environments which include prairie, timber, wetlands, creeks, rivers, and ponds. The parks are venues for quiet getaways as well as locations for your special event. Jefferson County Conservation takes an active role to enhance and conserve the county’s natural resources.

Programs & Events

Upcoming Events


4th Annual Christmas Bird Count

December 26 @ 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Parks Map

Jefferson County Conservation manages 12 Parks in Southeast Iowa

Holiday Closings

Lots of uses for this space or none.  You choose. Or, don’t.  Either way it’s ipsum.

Special Announcement

Lorem ipsum and then some.  Great spangled fritillary on the wild something or other.


Hundreds of volunteers came together to make last spring’s tree planting a huge success.  Check out the pictures!

Recent News

from Jefferson County Conservation

Congratulations to Ranger Burnstedt

Congratulations to Ranger Kristin Burnstedt on recently graduating from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy!

Prairie Ridge Campground Construction Has Begun

Jefferson County Conservation received funding from the Destination Iowa Outdoor Recreation Grant in April 2023. This exciting development marks the beginning of a transformative project that will enhance outdoor experiences in Jefferson…

Project AWARE 2024

This year Project AWARE will be conducting a river cleanup event along the Skunk River. The event will take place from Sunday, July 7th until Friday July 12th. They will be going through Jefferson County on July 9th and 10th. Registration is…