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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:

  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boating and canoeing on rivers & streams
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • 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:

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South Sabula Lakes Park
Millrock School
Buzzard Ridge lookout point
Hurstville Interpretive Center


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Parks in Jackson County



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Bald Forty Preserve Jackson County Road D57
BellevueIA52031 Map Location
Baldwin Marsh Jackson Highway 64
BaldwinIA52207 Map Location
Big Mill Homestead Jackson 32575 Mill Creek Rd.
Bellevue IA52031 Map Location
Black Hawk Wildlife Area Jackson 138th Avenue
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Buzzard Ridge Wildlife Area Jackson 30th Avenue
BaldwinIA52207 Map Location
Canton Church School Jackson 14723 3rd Ave.
MonmouthIA52309 Map Location
Cottonville Conservation Area Jackson County Road Y61
AndrewIA52030 Map Location
Driscolls Island Jackson Highway 64
SabulaIA52060 Map Location
Duck Creek Park Jackson Highway 52
BellevueIA52031 Map Location
Hurstville Fishing Pond Jackson 63rd Street
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Hurstville Interpretive Center Jackson 18670 63rd Street
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Hurstville Lime Kilns Jackson Highway 61 & Hurstville Road
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Jackson County Recreation Trail Jackson Preston - Spragueville - Z34
SpraguevilleIA52074 Map Location
Joinerville Park Jackson 123rd Avenue
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Maquoketa River Water Trail Jackson 18670 63rd Street
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
McNeil Nature Preserve Jackson 33rd Street
PrestonIA52069 Map Location
Millrock School Jackson 2980 53rd Avenue
BaldwinIA52207 Map Location
Ozark Wildlife Area Jackson 40th Avenue
BaldwinIA52207 Map Location
Pine Valley Nature Area Jackson 30th Avenue
MonmouthIA52309 Map Location
Prairie Creek Recreation Area Jackson Far East end of Summit St.
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Richardson Timber Preserve Jackson 317th Avenue
PrestonIA52069 Map Location
South Sabula Lake Park Jackson 1516 South Avenue
SabulaIA52070 Map Location
Spruce Creek Park Jackson 30711 396th Ave
BellevueIA52031 Map Location


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