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.
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All Conservation District trails are open. For Sand Creek Conservation Area trail conditions and availability, you may also call the Sand Creek Trail Conditions 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, Jul 12, 2020
Rock Springs Concert Series: River Ramblers
Tune into the Macon County Conservation District Facebook page for a live streaming concert with River Ramblers.Read More
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020
Rock Springs Concert Series: Peaches and Bacon
Tune into the Macon County Conservation District Facebook page for a live streaming concert with Peaches and Bacon.Read More
Sunday, Aug 2, 2020
Rock Springs Concert Series: Cross Country Classics
Tune into the Macon County Conservation District Facebook page for a live streaming concert with Cross Country Classics.Read More
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020
Enjoy a free music concert from 7-7:45pm, then create a craft to take home, enter a giveaway, and view the stars and visible planets. Register online.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.