Jefferson County Park

Jefferson County Park Entrance
Jefferson County Park Entrance
Jefferson County Park gazebo
Jefferson County Park campground
White-tailed Deer

The 227 acre Jefferson County Park is  the most widely used multi-purpose outdoor recreation area in Jefferson County, and is considered the nucleus of the Jefferson County Conservation Board program.  Jefferson County Park is a popular area for camping, picknicking, fishing, hiking and biking. The park has a twenty-four pad campground with electrical hookups (most with water access), two camping cabins, and a picnic area with three shelters and a gazebo.   Approximately 7 miles of hiking and biking trails have been established in Jefferson County Park. The trails take you through a diversity of landscapes including timber, pine tree plantings, meadows and reestablished prairie. A 75-foot swinging bridge is featured on the trail connecting the picnic area with the campground.  The park's trail system ties into Cedar View Trail which leads to the city of Libertyville. The Cedar View Trail connects to the Fairfield Loop Trail which encircles the entire city of Fairfield.  The conservation board's offices, and its nature center, are also located in Jefferson County Park.

Jefferson County Park Web Page

Jefferson County Park Trail Map


Located just southwest of Fairfield city limits.  The main entrance is on Libertyville Road, 1.3 miles west of Hwy 1. 

Hikers and bike riders can also enter the park via the Erma Hartman Trail (off West Jackson), at the North Access off South 32nd Street, and from the industrial park on South 23rd Street.


  • Camp sites - electricity, drinking water, showers, flush toilets
  • Camping Cabins (2) - electricity, equipped, sleep six
  • Picnic shelters - (3)
  • 7 Miles of Trails - hiking, biking, XC sking
  • Fishing - 4 ponds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Nature Center
  • Playground equipment, baseball field, volleyball courts, prairie plantings


Operating Hours & Seasons

Trails open year round.
Campgrounds and Picnic Areas open May 1st through October 31st
Nature Center/Offices Open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and on selected weekends.