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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 and 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

  1. Earth Day: Habitat Helpers

    Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Bird Hike: Van Buren County

    Apr 29 @ 6:30 am - 9:00 am
  3. Toddler Time: May

    May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

Campground Openings

Thanks to KYOU for covering our Campground Openings in this video!  

2021 Summer Camps

Join Jefferson County Conservation for a summer of fun! We have a great line up sure to peak your outdoor adventurers' interest! Registration opens April 1st 4 & 5 Years                Caterpillar Camp- FULL           …

Campground, Cabin and Shelter Openings

With the arrival of warmer weather, several of the parks managed by Jefferson County Conservation will see their amenities opening back up. The Round Prairie Park and Mac Coon Access campgrounds will open on Friday, April 2nd. Both campgrounds…