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.
The Grant Wood Mississippi River Region including Dubuque, Jackson and Jones counties were selected to recieve $1.9 million in funds. See more
Ginger is the new female captive swan that arrived this fall, to replace the female, Fredriecka, that died in May. It is hoped that Ginger & Fred produce cygnets in the spring to continue the Iowa DNR's Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction Program.
A wild cygnet, with an injured foot, was brought here to allow its foot to heal. The cygnet will stay for the winter and if it heals, will be released into the wild in the spring.
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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Jackson County Conservation
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Offices at the Hurstville
Click here for directions
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
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.
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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