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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. Landowner Series: Prairie

    Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. Grand Opening of the Camp Kyle Amphitheater

    Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Toddler Time: November

    Nov 10 @ 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

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     …

Strategic Plan Survey

We invite you to take a short survey to help us improve your parks and plan for the future.  

2021 Summer Nature Olympics

Turn your child into a nature Olympian! Four weeks throughout the summer we will host programs at two different times allowing youth to practice and compete in an activity. We will score participants in each activity and have an overall winner…