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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. Waterfowl & Upland Game Birds

    Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Toddler Time: February

    Feb 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. Toddler Time: March

    Mar 10 @ 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 Internship Available

Jefferson County Conservation is taking applications for a Naturalist Intern/ Nature Center Host. Description This is a part time, seasonal position under the general supervision of the Naturalist. The intern will assist and prepare environmental…

Educational Videos

Looking for something fun to do this winter? Check out all of our educational videos! Here is a link to our videos page and our YouTube Channel!

Conservation Office Renovation

The Conservation Offices and entryway to the Nature Center have recently been renovated. They had not been updated since they were built in the 80's. Come stop in to see the recent renovations, just be sure to wear your mask!