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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: Who Lives Here?

    Dec 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Geminids Meteor Shower Viewing

    Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Winter Nature Camp (Pre-School)

    Dec 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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THU26

4th Annual Christmas Bird Count

December 26 @ 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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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.

Thanks

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

Fall Nature Camps

As fall is wrapping up and winter is on its way, send your child to a half day camp to explore what the park looks like during this season change. Pre-School & Kindergarten 1st-3rd Grade 3rd-5th Grade 6th-8th Grade

Nature Center & Office Closed

The Nature Center and Office area are temporarily closed due to the office remodel project which will be happening throughout the Fall. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (641)-472-4421 or email Info…

Camp Kyle wins Award

Camp Kyle was awarded the 2019 Chris Holt Youth Environmental Education Award for an outstanding environmental education program for youth. This award is sponsored by the Iowa Association of Naturalists and the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition.…