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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: Maple Syrup

    Mar 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Raptors of the River

    Mar 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Toddler Time: What’s in the Woods?

    Apr 8 @ 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

Summer Camps

Join Jefferson County Conservation for a summer of fun! We have a great line up sure to peak your outdoor adventurers' interest! Please note, these camps are set up for students who will be entering the listed grade during the summer. 4…

New Cabin Rates

The Jefferson County Conservation Board increased the camping cabin rates in Jefferson County Park to $65 per night with a weekly rate of $420. The rates have not increased in over 10 years. The increase was passed in anticipation of the online…

Sub-Zero Survival

KYOU stopped by during the January Sub-Zero Survival program. Participants who are in 5th-7th grade were taught how to build survival shelters and start fires with only matches. Both activities allowed participants to test out their survival skills. This short clip gives watchers a glimpse into the program!