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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: May

    May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Bird Hike: Cedar View Trail

    May 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Wild Edibles Hike

    May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Invasive Species

Naturalist Brittney Tiller joins in the conversation with botanist Steve Taylor and birding expert Diane Porter on invasive species. Click here to watch the video.

Volunteer Project on Earth Day

Several volunteers spent their Earth Day removing Autumn Olive from the Chapel Studio pond prairie in Jefferson County Park. KYOU did a great job of covering the event for us and helping us to spread the word about invasive species. Watch the…

2021 Summer Camps

Join Jefferson County Conservation for a summer of fun! We have a great line up sure to peak your outdoor adventurers' interest! Registration opens April 1st 4 & 5 Years                Caterpillar Camp- FULL           …