A segment of trail leading to Paw Paw Ford at Sand Creek Conservation Area will be intermittently closed for trail work in November and December.
News & Announcements
Sand Creek Conservation Area is closed due to heavy rain and wet trail conditions. The Rock Springs-Fairview Bike Trail is closed for construction through winter. For current trail conditions and availability, call the Conservation District Hotline at (217) 421-7493.
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Conservation Areas are open 7am to sunset, every day of the year.
Friday, Nov 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
Sunday, Nov 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
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019
Experienced singers from the Charleston-Mattoon Sacred Harp Singers will delight the public with their unique music.Read More
Thursday, Nov 28, 2019
Offices & Nature Center Closed for Thanksgiving Day
The Rock Springs Nature Center and business offices are closed for Thanksgiving Day.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.