Entries by Naturalist

Campground, Cabin and Shelter Openings

With the arrival of warmer weather, several of the parks managed by Jefferson County Conservation will see their amenities opening back up. The Round Prairie Park and Mac Coon Access campgrounds will open on Friday, April 2nd. Both campgrounds have a nightly rate of $12 for electricity and $9 without. The campgrounds are first come, […]

Spring Break Camps

We are offering spring break camps for students in pre-school through 6th grade. Each camp is $10 and has a limited number of participants. Pre-School & Kindergarten                Thursday, March 25th           9:00am-12:00pm 1st and 2nd Grade                    […]

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!

Fall Nature Camps

As fall is wrapping up and winter is on its way, send your child to a half day camp to explore what the park looks like during this season change. Pre-School & Kindergarten 1st-3rd Grade 3rd-5th Grade 6th-8th Grade

Nature Center & Office Closed

The Nature Center and Office area are temporarily closed due to the office remodel project which will be happening throughout the Fall. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (641)-472-4421 or email Info@JeffersonCountyConservation.com.

Camp Kyle wins Award

Camp Kyle was awarded the 2019 Chris Holt Youth Environmental Education Award for an outstanding environmental education program for youth. This award is sponsored by the Iowa Association of Naturalists and the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition. Camp Kyle is a one-day program aimed at teaching the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts that your dreams are […]

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 Center– Not to exceed 50% capacity Things to Note: Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more Remember to stay home if […]

National Moth Night

National Moth Week is a worldwide citizen science project to study and record populations of moths. The annual event is held in the last week of July. It encourages scientists and non-scientists to participate in mostly night-time surveys of moths. Head to the official National Moth Week website for more information. Looking for a cute […]