Jackson County is located in eastern Iowa along the Mississippi River. The Jackson County Conservation Board currently manages 36 individual parks, natural areas, timber preserves, historic sites, river accesses, and campgrounds; encompassing some 1,997 acres across the county. The new "gem" of Jackson County is the Hurstville Interpretive Center which opened in 2004.
Jackson County Conservation provides outdoor recreation and education opportunities and encourages the development and conservation of natural resources.
Our Environmental Education Staff welcome you and your students or organized group to a guided tour or program that will allow you to explore woodlands, prairies, wetlands, the history of our uses of natural resources, and our place in the natural world today. The environmental education staff can help you plan a trip to any public area in the county, including but not limited to, the Hurstville Interpretive Center, Maquoketa Caves State Park, and Green Island State Wildlife area.
For additional information about the programs, services and facilities offered by Jackson County Conservation, please browse our website or utilize the following contact information:
JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION
Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
PHONE: (563) 652-3783
FAX: (563) 652-2191
EMAIL: Contact Jackson CCB
WEBSITE: Go to Jackson County Conservation
Click here for information on how to reserve the Multipurpose Room at the Hurstville Interpretive Center
Camping at Spruce Creek Park or South Sabula Lakes Park
Calendar of Events
For the 2014 camping season: All out of county firewood is prohibited unless clearly marked with the certification of being Emerald Ash Borer free. Please buy it where you'll burn it.
Activities in Jackson County
Visitors to Jackson County can enjoy all sorts of great outdoor activities. Here is just a sampling:
- Boating and canoeing on rivers & streams
- Educational programming
- And much more outdoor recreation activities! Explore this site to learn more.
Facilities in Jackson County
Many diverse facilities are available for public use within the Jackson County Park system: