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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. Toddler Time- Canceled

    Apr 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Spring Birding

    Apr 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. Toddler Time: What’s in the Wetland?

    May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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

Conservation Board Meeting

Notice of Jefferson County Conservation Board Meeting A teleconference meeting of the Jefferson County Conservation Board will be held on Monday, April 6th to approve a contract with the DNR for a Fish Habitat Grant project. For more information,…

Summer Camp Registration

Join Jefferson County Conservation for a summer of fun! We have a great line up sure to peak your outdoor adventurers' interest! 4 & 5 Years                Caterpillar Camp                      Register Here 1st-2nd…

Nature Center Temporarily Closed

For the health and safety of the community, Jefferson County Conservation has CLOSED the Nature Center, Office, and Shop to the public until further notice. Environmental Education programs are canceled through April 16th. Outdoor areas and…