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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»   Canoeing the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to Dubuque
January 30, 2022    3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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February 4, 2022    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Seeing America by Bicycle
February 6, 2022    3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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February 6, 2022    4:00 - 7:00 PM
»   Water- Book Club
February 20, 2022    2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Deer Fat Soap Making Workshop
February 20, 2022    5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
»   Cabin Fever Day - Animal Tracks
February 21, 2022    10:00 - 11:00 AM
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February 24, 2022    6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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February 25, 2022    10:00 - 11:00 AM
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March 4, 2022    10:00 - 11:00 AM
»   Duck Waddle
March 12, 2022    7:00 - 12:00 AM
»   Hunter Education Workshop
March 20, 2022    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
»   OWLs: Skunk Cabbage Hike
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May 27, 2022    7:30 - 12:00 AM
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»   OWL’s (Older Wiser Livelier) Hamilton Prairie Walk
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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:

JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION
Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
PHONE: (563) 652-3783
FAX: (563) 652-2191
EMAIL: Contact Jackson CCB
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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
563-652-3783
BellevueIA52031 Map Location
Baldwin Marsh Jackson Highway 64
563-652-3783
BaldwinIA52207 Map Location
Big Mill Homestead Jackson 32575 Mill Creek Rd.
563-652-3783
Bellevue IA52031 Map Location
Blackhawk Wildlife Area Jackson 138th Avenue
563-652-3783
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Buzzard Ridge Wildlife Area Jackson 30th Avenue
563-652-3783
BaldwinIA52207 Map Location
Canton Church School Jackson 14723 3rd Ave.
563-652-3783
MonmouthIA52309 Map Location
Cottonville Conservation Area Jackson County Road Y61
563-652-3783
AndrewIA52030 Map Location
Driscolls Island Jackson Highway 64
563-652-3783
SabulaIA52060 Map Location
Duck Creek Park Jackson Highway 52
563-652-3783
BellevueIA52031 Map Location
Hurstville Fishing Pond Jackson 63rd Street
563-652-3783
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Hurstville Interpretive Center Jackson 18670 63rd Street
563-652-3783
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Hurstville Lime Kilns Jackson Highway 61 & Hurstville Road
563-652-3783
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Jackson County Recreation Trail Jackson Preston Spragueville Z34
563-652-3783
SpraguevilleIA52074 Map Location
John Henry Weber Park Jackson US Highway 52
563-652-3783
BellevueIA52031 Map Location
Joinerville Park Jackson 123rd Avenue
563-652-3783
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Maquoketa River Water Trail Jackson 18670 63rd Street
563-652-3783
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
McNeil Nature Preserve Jackson 33rd Street
563-652-3783
PrestonIA52069 Map Location
Millrock School Jackson 2980 53rd Avenue
563-652-3783
BaldwinIA52207 Map Location
Ozark Wildlife Area Jackson 40th Avenue
563-652-3783
BaldwinIA52207 Map Location
Papke Wildlife Area Jackson 56732 64th St
563-652-3783
SabulaIA52070 Map Location
Pine Valley Nature Area Jackson 30th Avenue
563-652-3783
MonmouthIA52309 Map Location
Prairie Creek Recreation Area Jackson 1215 East Summit Street
563-652-3783
MaquoketaIA52060 Map Location
Richardson Timber Preserve Jackson 317th Avenue
563-652-3783
PrestonIA52069 Map Location
South Sabula Lake Park Jackson 1516 South Avenue
563-652-3783
SabulaIA52070 Map Location
Spruce Creek Park Jackson 30711 396th Ave
563-652-3783
BellevueIA52031 Map Location