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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

Jim Adam leaves a mark at Jefferson County Park

The Jefferson County Conservation Board would like to thank the family and friends of Jim Adam for their generosity. With the memorial funds for Jim Adam, a bench will be installed in his honor overlooking the south pond at Jefferson County…

Campground Closings

Conservation Staff will be closing the Restroom/Shower Houses in Jefferson County Park on Monday October 31st. The Campground will be closed from November to April. We’ll re-open in April when conditions allow. The electricity and water at…

2022 Winter Nature Camps

We are offering winter nature camps for students in pre-school through 8th grade. Each camp is $10 unless noted and has a limited number of participants. Pre-School- FULL             Tuesday, December 27             9:00-11:30am Kindergarten-…