Jefferson County Trails Council

The Trails of Jefferson County, Fairfield, IA

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Water Trails - Scroll down to view the maps.

At present, there are two designated water trails in Jefferson County:

   ⚫ The 72-mile long Skunk River Water Trail traverses Keokuk, Washington, Jefferson and Henry counties.  The Jefferson County section is 10.5 miles long.

   ⚫ The Cedar Creek Water Trail (scroll down) uses about 6 miles of a scenic section of Cedar Creek.

Skunk River Water Trail section in Jefferson County

Skunk River Water Trail Map

The Jefferson County section of the Skunk River Water Trail is 10.5 miles long.  Put in at the Coppock Access boat ramp and take out at MacCoon Access.

The complete 72-mile Skunk River Water Trail begins near Sigourney in Keokuk County, traverses Washington and Jefferson Counties, and ends at Oakland Mills Park in Henry County.

See a map of the entire Skunk River Water Trail.

The Jefferson County portion of this water trail is maintained by the Jefferson County Conservation Board. A detailed brochure is available. Their website is here.

Cedar Creek Water Trail

Cedar View Water Trail Map

Put into Cedar Creek at the Turkey Run Wildlife Area and take out at Round Prairie Park, about 6 miles downstream.

This water trail is maintained by the Jefferson County Conservation Board. See more about this Water Trail at their website.

Fairfield City Lakes

The City of Fairfield and the Park & Recreation department are transforming the three city water reservoirs into water recreation areas, since the reservoirs were set aside as emergency sources of city water in 2005.

The map below shows the location of the lakes.

Non-wake boats are allowed on all 3 lakes, as well as row-boats, kayaks, etc.  Boats with internal combustion engines are not allowed.

Please have respect for the lakes and help keep them clean.

More information at the City Lakes page.

Water Trails Map

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The mission of the Jefferson County Trails Council is to build, construct, and maintain a network of trails for public use and enjoyment, and to promote, inform, and educate the general public about the trail system.

Every effort is made to ensure accurate information is posted to the site. However, Jefferson County Trails Council does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the content on this site or content which is referenced by or linked to this site. © 2001-2016 Jefferson County Trails Council, Fairfield, Iowa.  Updated 05-06-16


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