Hurstville Interpretive Center
Maquoketa Caves State Park
Millrock School

Buzzard Ridge lookout point
Spruce Creek Park
South Sabula Lakes Park
Hurstville Interpretive Center Playscape

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February 15, 2019    10:00 - 11:00 AM
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February 18, 2019    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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February 20, 2019    5:00 - 6:00 PM
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Jackson County Conservation manages 38 individual parks, natural areas, timber preserves, historic sites, river accesses, and campgrounds; encompassing over 2,200 acres across the county. Jackson County is located in eastern Iowa along the Mississippi River.

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. Talk with our friendly Environmental Education staff and ask your questions. Enjoy paddling, hunting, fishing, hiking and more at our various parks.  

For additional information about the programs, services and facilities offered by Jackson County Conservation, please browse our website or utilize the following contact information:

Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
PHONE: (563) 652-3783
FAX: (563) 652-2191
EMAIL: Contact Jackson CCB
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat-Sun: April - October 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
November 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm December - March Closed


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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 to meet your needs. We manage the Hurstville Interpretive Center, two modern campgrounds, bike trail, marina, and historical structures such as a one-room schoolhouse and the Hurstville Lime Kilns. In addition, we maintain trails, shelters, boat ramps and primitive campsites. 

Parks in Jackson County

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Bald Forty Preserve Jackson County Road D57
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Baldwin Marsh Jackson Highway 64
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Bear River Recreation Trail Jackson Preston Spragueville Z34
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Big Mill Homestead Jackson 32575 Mill Creek Rd.
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Black Hawk Wildlife Area Jackson 138th Avenue
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Buzzard Ridge Wildlife Area Jackson 30th Avenue
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Canton Church School Jackson 14723 3rd Ave.
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Copper Creek Trail Jackson W. Miles St
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Cottonville Conservation Area Jackson County Road Y61
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Driscolls Island Jackson Highway 64
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Duck Creek Park Jackson Highway 52
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Hurstville Fishing Pond Jackson 63rd Street
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Hurstville Interpretive Center Jackson 18670 63rd Street
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Hurstville Lime Kilns Jackson Highway 61 & Hurstville Road
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Joinerville Park Jackson 123rd Avenue
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Maquoketa River Water Trail Jackson 18670 63rd Street
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McNeil Nature Preserve Jackson 33rd Street
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Millrock School Jackson 2980 53rd Avenue
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Ozark Wildlife Area Jackson 40th Avenue
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Pine Valley Nature Area Jackson 30th Avenue
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Prairie Creek Recreation Area Jackson 1215 East Summit Street
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Richardson Timber Preserve Jackson 317th Avenue
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South Sabula Lake Park Jackson 1516 South Avenue
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Spruce Creek Park Jackson 30711 396th Ave
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Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area Jackson Curoe Road
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