The Rock Springs-Fairview Bike Trail is closed due to flooding (as of 1/11). 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
Monday, Jan 20, 2020
Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Rock Springs Nature Center is open. Business offices are closed.Read More
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020
Pere Marquette State Park Eagle Trip
Visit this state park and venture through river bluffs and woods to get an up-close look at wintering bald eagles along the Mississippi River and lower Illinois River. Register online.Read More
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
Volunteer Event: Decatur’s Lincoln Statues
Conservation District Volunteers will learn about the statues in Decatur that honor Lincoln’s life and his connections to our city.Read More
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020
Eagle Viewing Trip at Starved Rock State Park
Take a trip to this popular state park to look for wintering eagles, check out the visitor’s center, and even visit the lock and dam museum. 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.