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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: December

    Dec 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Homeschool Adventures: December

    Dec 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Winter Nature Camp: Pre-School

    Dec 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 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

Prescribed Timber Burn in Jefferson County Park

Burning can look destructive. It leaves a path of charred remains but from those remains come new life. Yesterday you may have noticed smoke coming from Jefferson County Park. A small section of Oak/ Hickory Forest underwent a prescribed burn…

Winter Nature Camps

We are offering winter nature camps for students in pre-school through 7th grade. Each camp is $10 unless noted and has a limited number of participants. Pre-School           Tuesday, December 21st, 9:00-11:30am Kindergarten     …

Online Shelter Reservations

Shelter use at Jefferson County Park has seen an increase over the last year. Beginning on Monday, January 3rd, shelters will be available for online reservations. Park users can go to our Shelters page to see the available dates and make their…