Parks and Trails

Jackson County purchased, developed, operates, and maintains beautiful parks equaling more than 200 acres of parkland. Each park has its own unique natural qualities. Some have characteristics of timber with scenic views over the lake or river, while others have open field space for sports or large gatherings. Whichever you prefer, the Jackson County Parks Department invites you to share in the beauty of nature. We hope that you enjoy your time and that your quality of life will be enhanced. 

Trails are a popular recreational resource in Jackson County. The Jackson County Parks Department working in conjunction with the communities of Lakefield and Jackson have made trails available in the both cities. Working with the State of Iowa, a connector trail is available from the Brown / Anderson Park areas to the Iowa Great Lakes. Take a walk, go for a run, hop on a bike, or even skip around on our trail system.   

Reserving a camping site
Your camping site is only reserved when you complete the following steps as posted on our campground entrance signs:

  • Select campsite.
  • Complete registration envelope.
  • Deposit envelope with payment into the registration box and/or pay online by clicking below. 

Site is reserved ONLY when occupied, registration is displayed, AND payment received.