To control the spread of COVID-19, all drinking fountains and playgrounds remain closed. Rock Springs Nature Center is open by appointment only, and only to conduct business (call 217-423-7708 to schedule an appointment). All Conservation Areas, trails, and outdoor restrooms are OPEN. Please continue to follow all social distancing guidelines. Friends Creek Campground is open. […]
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All Conservation District trails are open. For Sand Creek Conservation Area trail conditions and availability, you may also call the District 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.
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020
Rock Springs Concert Series: Cactus Ranch
Tune into the Macon County Conservation District Facebook page for a live streaming concert with Cactus Ranch.Read More
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020
Walleye Fishing Trip to Lake Erie
Join staff on a trip to the Great Lakes to fish for walleye on a charter boat. Register online by June 1.Read More
Sunday, Jun 21, 2020
Rock Springs Concert Series: The Red Wheelbarrows
Tune into the Macon County Conservation District Facebook page for a live streaming concert with The Red Wheelbarrows.Read More
Sunday, Jun 28, 2020
Rock Springs Concert Series: Celtic Whistle
Tune into the Macon County Conservation District Facebook page for a live streaming concert with Celtic Whistle.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.