Rock Springs Nature Center is open for its regular hours, with face coverings required at all times for those who can medically tolerate them. All Conservation Areas, trails, outdoor restrooms, drinking fountains, and playgrounds are open. Please continue to follow all social distancing rules. Friends Creek Campground is open.
News & Announcements
The Rock Springs-Fairview Bike Trail will be temporarily closed for maintenance Sept 28-Oct 2. At Sand Creek, there may be short segments of trail closed intermittently for work, but such closures will not affect the entire trail system. All other Conservation District trails are open. For Sand Creek Conservation Area trail conditions and availability, you […]
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Conservation Areas are open 7am to sunset, every day of the year.
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 - Sunday, Oct 11, 2020
This annual bicycling event raises funds for the Macon County Conservation Foundation, supporting local wildlife and natural areas. Register to ride your bicycle, or join community members in sponsoring Prairie Pedal!Read More
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020
Cross Country Classics
Enjoy music played by Cross Country Classics outside at Rock Springs pavilions.Read More
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020
Preschool Peepers: Vintage Toys and Games
What toys did children play with in the 1800s? Try your hand at games like graces, jacks, ring-toss, and more. Register online.Read More
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020
Bethel School Open House
See what going to school was like in the early 20th century at this historic one-room schoolhouse located at Friends Creek Conservation Area.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.
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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.