The Decatur Audubon Society is covering field trip transportation costs for students to visit Rock Springs Nature Center or any other Conservation Area. Funds may also pay for in-class or virtual Zoom programs with Conservation District staff, at a cost of up to $10,000. Learn More
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All conservation areas and trails are open, including Sand Creek. For Sand Creek trail availability, you may also call the Sand Creek Trail Conditions Hotline at (217) 421-7493.
Explore articles and studies that highlight the physical and emotional benefits of spending time in nature. Read More >
Conservation Areas are open 7am to sunset, every day of the year (pending “Trail Conditions” above). Pets are welcome, but must be leashed at all times.
Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022
Macon County Conservation District Board Meeting
Macon County Conservation District Board Meeting at Rock Springs Nature CenterRead More
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
Dulcimer Club Meetings at Rock Springs Nature Center offer a perfect opportunity to rediscover musical interests and talents.Read More
Sunday, Jan 23, 2022
World’s Craziest Creatures
Step into a world of unusual adaptations! Some animals from all over the planet have extraordinary defense mechanisms like secreting poison, generating electric shocks of up to 800 volts, or throwing a punch at 50 miles per hour. Learn about some of these fascinating creatures. Register online by January 21.Read More
Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022
Homeschool Program: Animals in Winter
Homeschoolers are invited to join a naturalist as we figure out, where all the animals go in winter? Register online by January 25.Read More
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Enjoy all of the Macon County Conservation Areas throughout the year.
Fort Daniel Conservation AreaLocated near Mt. Zion in southeastern Macon County, Illinois, Fort Daniel Conservation Area is a 200-acre site rich in history and recreational opportunity [get directions].
Fort Daniel’s GPS Coordinates are 39.781681 N, 88.828326 W.
Learn more about Fort Daniel Conservation Area
Macon County Conservation District in Macon County, Illinois
The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.
Macon County Conservation District is your entryway to more than 3,600 acres of nature, historic sites, wildlife, and outdoor recreation. Hiking and bird watching are just some of the activities you can enjoy at Macon County conservation areas. Visit Rock Springs Nature Center to experience exhibits, live animals, or nature center events offered year-round.
Browse all Programs & Events to find out what’s happening throughout your Macon County Conservation District.
To promote the conservation of natural and cultural resources by acquiring, maintaining, and restoring natural areas and cultural sites so as to leave them unimpaired for future generations.