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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. Kayak Loan

    Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Overnight Explorers

    Jul 15 @ 8:00 am - Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Wildlife of the River Paddle

    Jul 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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THU26

4th Annual Christmas Bird Count

December 26 @ 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
JAN09
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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

COVID-19 Update

Open Parks and Wildlife Areas Playgrounds Trails Modern Bathrooms Campgrounds– we are encouraging self-contained campers Cabins- require reservation made at least 24 hours prior to stay Shelters– Available for use with restrictions Nature…

Virtual Fieldtrips

Virtual Fieldtrips, that was a phrase we knew nothing about two months ago. To adapt to a different spring than normal, staff created pre-recorded highlights of fieldtrips students would have gone on, then joined the classes via Zoom. It was…

Neff Wetland/ Lamson Woods Trail Update

This spring the portion of the Fairfield Loop Trail that runs through Lamson Woods and Neff Wetland was closed due to the new sewer project. On Friday, May 15th,  Stephen Pedrick, engineer with French-Reneker and president of the Jefferson…