Jackson County Conservation provides outdoor recreation and education opportunities and encourages the development and conservation of natural resources.
We manage 37 parks for public use; including wildlife areas, campgrounds, historic sites and trails; encompassing more than 2,000 acres in Jackson County.
Popular outdoor recreation opportunities include picnicking, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, boating, birding, geocaching and more!
Jackson County is located in eastern Iowa along the Mississippi River.
Now available for purchase: coupon books for 7 nights of camping, a $119 value, for only $99! That’s a $20 savings. The vouchers are good for one year from date of purchase, can be given to friends and family members to use and are for gravel sites (an additional cost for paved sites). Stop in at the Hurstville Center or see your campground host to purchase a coupon book!!
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Turn in order form and payment by April 22.
The Jackson SWCD and Tete Des Morts Creek Watershed are hosting a local photo contest in honor of Soil & Water Conservation Week April 27 - May4th. We would like you to send us your best water-related pictures (up to 3). Photos of boating, fishing, swimming, beautiful scenery, and wildlife are all welcome. Deadline is May 15th. We will print and frame winning pictures. Get snapping!
Send your photos (any size) to Jackson SWCD, 603 1/2 E. Platt St, Maquoketa, IA 52060 or just email them to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for registration form and more details.
Explorer Camp June 10-12
Ranger Camp June 17-19
Adventure Camp June 24-26
City Day Camps July 15-17
Jackson County Conservation's quarterly newsletter, Up and Down the River, highlights programs, activities and projects with our county parks. Would you like to join our newsletter mailing list? Email Jess with either your email or mailing address to be added.
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The Jackson County Conservation Board is responsible to acquire, develop, maintain and make the following available to the inhabitants of the county: public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation.
Jackson County Conservation
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Offices at the Hurstville
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Phone: (563) 652-3783
Fax: (563) 652-2191
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday
January - March CLOSED
April - October 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Nov. - Dec. 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Parks and trails are open 6 am - 10:30 pm
Tune into KMAQ on the radio for our weekly "In the Great Outdoors" segment. Topics relate to wildlife and conservation issues in Iowa.
KMAQ AM 1320 Wednesdays at 4:35 pm
and Saturdays at 8:15 am
KMAQ FM 95.1 Wednesdays at 5:45 pm
and Saturdays at 7:45 am
- Aldo Leopold
If anyone believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Jackson County Conservation Board or the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240
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