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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

Frank Redeker Donates Bison Head

Frank Redeker stands beside the American Bison head he donated to the Jefferson County Park Nature Center. Redeker also donated a full-sized Porcupine mount, a Bison hide, and an Elk hide. These new items will be used for educational purposes…

Bat Conservation Projects

The Jefferson County Conservation Board is working with the Iowa DNR to improve bat habitat in Jefferson County. This is part of a larger project to improve bat habitat across southern and eastern Iowa as well as Illinois. North American Bat…

Creature Feature Dobsonfly

Dobsonfly An insect with looks that only its mother can love Have you ever been outside at night under a street light and seen or been buzzed by something and you thought “WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THAT?!”. That insect as big as a Pterodactyl…