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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

Jefferson County Welcomes New Naturalist Austin Roe

Jefferson County Conservation would like to welcome Austin Roe as the new naturalist. Austin will begin on Monday, November 27th. My name is Austin Roe, I grew up in Eddyville, IA hunting, fishing, and just enjoying being outdoors. After…

Fairfield Loop Trail Construction Work

Portions of the southwestern part of the Loop Trail are currently closed and will be closed until construction is completed in the effected areas. There are currently closures where the loop trail intersects Highway 1 (Between trail mile marks…

Jefferson County Awarded Destination Iowa Grant

In early March, Governor Reynold’s announced the final round award recipients of the Destination Iowa funds. Jefferson County was awarded $450,000 for the Prairie Ridge Campground planned for Jefferson County Park. The money represents 39%…