Jefferson County Park

Camping at Jefferson County Park

Located on the southwest edge of Fairfield, Jefferson County Park is Jefferson County Conservation’s most widely used park. Originally 117 acres, Jefferson County Park has grown to become 227 acres through several land acquisitions over the years. Jefferson County Park contains seven miles of hiking and biking trails which wind through a diversity of landscapes including: timber, prairie, wetlands, prairie savannas, and ponds.

Jefferson County Park is a popular area for camping, picnicking, 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 office and the nature center, are also located in Jefferson County Park.


Jefferson County Park Web Page


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. 

2003 Libertyville Road

Fairfield, IA 52556


  • 24 campsites with 20/30/50-amp electric hookups
  • Open May-October
  • First come, first served- No reservations
  • Sites are gravel pads with campfire ring and picnic table
  • Shower House and Flushing Toilets
  • Dump Station Available


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.


Nightly Rate: $17 with electricity/ $14 without

14-day limit within 21-day period