Jackson County is located in eastern Iowa along the Mississippi River. We currently manage 37 individual parks, natural areas, timber preserves, historic sites, river accesses, and campgrounds; encompassing over 2,000 acres across the county.
Spend a day at the Hurstville Interpretive Center learning about our woodlands, prairies, wetlands, history, and your place in the natural world from our 20+ activities and exhibits or from our friendly Environmental Education staff.
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
Activities in Jackson County
Jackson county offers unique and exciting activity options.
The Mississippi River and its tributaries offer excellent fishing, paddling and boating. As a part of the driftless landscape, the exposed limestone provides unique hiking, biking, birding, horseback riding, backpacking, and rock climbing opportunities. In addition, we manage nine hunting areas throughout the county.
Facilities in Jackson County
Jackson County provides both primitive and modern facilities for meet your needs. We oversee the Hurstville Interpretive Center, two modern campgrounds, marina, and historical structures such as a one room schoolhouse and the Hurstville Lime Kilns. In addition, we maintain trails, shelters, boat ramps, primitive campsites.
Parks in Jackson County