Jackson County Parks

Overseeing 18 County Parks with more than 1,000 acres of wooded and natural areas, beaches, trails, and more, the Jackson County Parks Department offers your chance to get away. Escape into nature at places like The Cascades (often referred to as Cascade Falls), Urban Fishery, Falling Waters Trail, The Cascades splash pad, and campgrounds at Pleasant Lake and Swains Lake.

Family fun is scheduled all summer long at Jackson County’s most spectacular attraction – The Cascades. Enjoy three fireworks shows projected over the illuminated waterfall for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, along with a weekly summer concert series, and more!

The Jackson County Parks and Recreation System provides environments that facilitate memorable experiences and enhance the quality of life in our community.