Sand Creek Conservation Area trails are closed due to heavy rain (as of 1/10). All other trails are open. For Sand Creek Conservation Area trail conditions and availability, call the Conservation District Hotline at (217) 421-7493.
News & Announcements
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
Volunteer Event: Quiet of the Woods Hike
Conservation District Volunteers will take a refreshing hike through the woods.Read More
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
Trip to Dickson Mounds and Emiquon Preserve
Travel with us to Lewistown, IL for a natural and cultural history road trip. Experience Native American exhibits at Dickson Mounds, then visit Emiquon Preserve. Register online.Read More
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
Leap Day Nature Walk
Take a hike through a quiet winter woodland as we observe an event that only happens once every four years: Leap Day! Free. Register online.Read More
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020
Cross Country Classics
Enjoy music played by Cross Country Classics. Free.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.