Prairie Ridge Campground Construction Has Begun

Jefferson County Conservation received funding from the Destination Iowa
Outdoor Recreation Grant in April 2023. This exciting development marks the beginning of a
transformative project that will enhance outdoor experiences in Jefferson County. Over the
past six months, the Jefferson County Conservation Board has been collaborating with
French-Reneker-Associates, Engineers and Surveyors, to plan and design the campground.
Situated east of Jefferson County Park, off Key Boulevard, the new campground will offer a
new camping experience.

The Prairie Ridge Campground, set to be Phase 1 of a master plan, will feature 14
campsites equipped with sewer service, water, and electric hookups. Each campsite will
have crushed stone surfaces, complemented by a fire ring and picnic table. Positioned to
overlook an existing pond, campers will enjoy direct access to nature trails and day-use
amenities at Jefferson County Park.

Construction of this project has begun, with completion slated for the
summer of 2025. For any inquiries or further information about this exciting
project, please don’t hesitate to contact Shawn Morrissey at the Jefferson County