For current trail conditions and park availability, call the Conservation District Hotline at (217) 421-7493.
News & Announcements
Monday, Jul 1, 2019 - Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019
Free Field Trip Transportation from Decatur Audubon
The Decatur Audubon Society will cover transportation costs for 20 school buses to take field trips to Rock Springs Nature Center or any of the five Macon County Conservation Areas, from now until the end of the 2018-2019 school year.Read More
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019
Oglesby Mansion Open House
Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.Read More
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
Rock Springs Ground Squirrels in St. Louis Cup
Join us for the national pastime: base ball! Cheer for your home team, the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, in a game of vintage base ball played with authentic 1858 rules.Read More
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
Dulcimer Club Meetings at Rock Springs Nature Center offer a perfect opportunity to rediscover musical interests and talents. Bring your instrument, learn a new tune or simply enjoy the musical talents of our volunteers. Free and open to the public.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 3,300 acres of nature, 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 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.