If nature is calling, you've come to the right place. Jackson County, Iowa is beautiful! The glaciers of the last Ice Age passed by our corner of Iowa so we have limestone bluffs, beautiful valleys, and spectacular views of the Mississippi River. You'll find Campgrounds and many Hiking and Cross Country Skiing paths. The Mississippi and Maquoketa Rivers and the Mississippi backwaters provide plenty of opportunities for Boating and Fishing and Birding. You can find places to Picnic and Golf as well as Hunting and Fishing. If cave exploration is your "thing", Jackson County has some great Spelunking. If you'd like to explore by vehicle, check out our Highways and Byways and our ATV Adventures And be sure to find out more about our city, county and state Parks.