Round Prairie Park

Round Prairie Park

Campground: The 12-site campground is equipped with electricity, drinking water, a shelter house, restrooms, and playground equipment. It is open year-around, although water may not be available in cold weather.

Camping fees are modest.  Reservations can not be made.

    Camping Site fees: $10 with electricity/$7 without per night.
    Reservations: Can not be reserved.
    Season: All year-around.

    Schoolhouse: Schoolhouse  The historic Cedar # 6 Peachblossom schoolhouse may be reserved for use for special events. Fees will vary. Contact us.

Jefferson County Conservation Board, 2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield, IA 52556
Call: 641-472-4421

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Fairfield, IA 52556 

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Mac Coon Access

Mac Coon Access is located five and one-half miles north of Lockridge just east of Willow Blvd. It is a popular place for fishing, camping, boating, and hunting.

    71 acres
    Camping – electricity, drinking water, pit toilets
    Picnic shelter
    Trail – hiking
    Fishing – Skunk River
    Boating – boat ramp.   
    Hunting
    Playground equipment

   Camping Site fees: $10 with electricity/$7 without per night.
    Reservations: Can not be reserved.
    Season: All year-around.

This recreation area got its name from an old game Warden, Mac Coon, who worked in the area back in the 1930's and 40's.

Purchased by the Department of Natural Resources in 1945, a renewable 25 year management-lease agreement allows the Jefferson County Conservation Board to develop and manage this area.

Since 1973 numerous improvements have been made to Mac Coon Access which includes: construction of restrooms and a shelter house, installation of playground equipment, drilling a well for potable water, developing a campground equipped with electricity and providing a concrete boat ramp and fish cleaning station.

A trailer dump station and rural water was added to Mac Coon Access in 2006. Camping area

Mac Coon Access not only provides fishing opportunities with the presence of the Skunk River, it is also open to public hunting from August 31 to May 15.

Note:
Mac Coon Access is prone to flooding. If you are uncertain about the current conditions please contact us at 641-472-4421.

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Jefferson County Park

Jefferson County Park is the largest multi-purposed outdoor recreational facility in Jefferson County. Established in 1977, the park currently encompasses 190 acres and includes a nature center, bike & hiking trails, campsites, cabins & picnic areas.

The 75-foot Swinging Bridge is a local favorite along with the quiet 24 site campground and the Picnic Area which has three reservable shelters. The campground is open from May through the end of October. The Jefferson County Conservation Office and Nature Center are also located in this park.

The park is connected to the Fairfield Loop Trail through the Cedar View Trail allowing campers to ride the 16-mile loop trail without driving to an access point.

If you are looking for a natural experience in a rustic environment, then consider renting one of the park’s 2 cabins. Each cabin holds 6 people and has all the amenities of home. If one wants to get even closer to nature and sleep underneath the beautiful Iowa starlit skies, the park offers 24 campsites. Each site comes with electricity, restrooms, and hot showers.

The park can accommodate large groups at each of their 3 picnic shelters. They are open every year from May 1 – October 31 and include electricity, flush type toilets, and drinking water. Close by the shelters are horseshoes, softball, and volleyball facilities. All are handicapped accessible.

Jefferson County Park has about 8-miles of trails, which connect to the Cedar View Trail (which makes a direct connection to the Fairfield Loop Trail), the Erma Hartman Trail, and the Prairie & Pond Trail.

   
Camping Site Season: Normally May 1 through October 31.

Main Location

2003 Libertyville Rd.
Fairfield, IA 52556 

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