Rentals, Permits and Fees


Park Pack
Park Pack
Truax No Till Drill
Vicon Seeder

Hurstville Community Room Rental 


Equipment Rentals
*All rental reservations can be made by calling our office at (563) 652-3783.

Snowshoes 
Our snowshoes are FREE to use at the center during regular business hours. Weekend rentals are $5.00 (pick up Friday and drop off Monday). Plastic and aluminum snowshoes are available. A minimum of 4" of snow is required. 

No-till Drill 
Rental costs $12.00 per acre with a minimum charge of 2 acres. plus a delivery fee of $65.00. Drill is equipped with: draw bar hook up, pioneer couplers, measures 10 feet wide and plants 8 feet wide, 2 lift cyliders on each side and requires a 60 hp tractor.

Live Trap 
Medium to Large trap (groundhog/raccoon appropriate) rental is $5.00 per day with a $75.00 deposit.

Tree Planter
Rental is $15.00 per day. 3-point hitch on tractor required.

Viacon Seeder 

Rental is $15.00 per 1/2 day. 3 point hitch required.

Call our office for more information about our equipment rental at (563) 652-3783.



Education Materials 

Park Packs 

Our park packs are loaded with activities, tools and information on a variety of topics. The backpacks are free to check out for 1 or 2 weeks.

Program Material 
Teachers and organizations can borrow environmental education supplies upon request.

Call our office at (563) 652-3783 for more information about education materials. 



Park Fees 

Boat Dock Rentals

38 open docks: $575
42 electric docks: $625
6 covered docks: $700
Currently, there are no docks available. To get on a waiting list for a boat dock, contact our office (563-652-3783) with your boat ID #, name, phone number and address. Boat length limit is 36 feet. Open docks will be drawn in March of each year.

Camping
Gravel Site: $17.00 
Paved Site: $20.00
All sites have 30 or 50 amp electrical hookups, fire ring, and a picnic table. Visit South Sabula Lakes or Spruce Creek park pages for more details. 45 sites are now available for online reservation. 

Online reservation now available! Click here to see reservable sites. 
Coupon books are available for $99. Get vouchers for 7 nights of  camping on a gravel site. Vouchers can be divided among several sites and nights for one year after purchase.  

Firewood
We sell firewood for $5.00 per bundle at Spruce Creek and South Sabula Lake Park. As of November 4, 2013, a quarantine for Iowa is in effect to help prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. The quarantine prevents any wood in Iowa to leave Iowa unless appropriate permits are obtained. Out of county wood is banned at any Jackson County park.

Transient Boat Dock 
There are 5 transient docks at Spruce Creek Harbor that rent for $17 per night with electricity. Boat length limit is 36 feet.  

Dump Fee
$3.00 dump fee at both county parks  

Non- camper Shower Fee

$3.00 non-camper shower fee at both county parks.  



Permit Forms 

Special Use Permit

For any event held on county conservation property requiring board approval. Submit at least one month before event. Download and return form to our office.

Shelter Reservation Permit 
For the private use of picnic shelters at Spruce Creek and South Sabula Lake Park. $25.00 Fee. Submit two weeks before event. Download and return form to our office.
Reservation also available online HERE. 

Alcohol Permit
For the allowance of alcohol at the Hurstville Interpretive Center. Submit at least one month before event. Download and return form to ​our office.

Geocache Placement Permit
For the allowance of geocache placement on Jackson County Conservation property. Submit at least one month for board approval before posting. Download and return form to our office.

Fishing Tournament Permit 
For the allowance of tournaments on Jackson County Conservation property. Submit at least one month prior to event for board approval. Download and return form to​ our office.

Youth Group Camping Permit
For a reduced youth group camping rate at Spruce Creek and South Sabula Lakes Park. Download and return form to our office.