Rent or Borrow Equipment for a Nature Adventure
Make your trip to Rock Springs Nature Center even more special by borrowing our fishing equipment or a Family Exploration Pack for free – just ask!
Borrow fishing equipment for free at Rock Springs Nature Center to fish in our ponds for catfish, bass, bluegill, and more. Just ask a volunteer at the nature center’s Information Desk.
Family Exploration Packs
Borrow a free Family Exploration Pack at Rock Springs Nature Center’s Information Desk. Packs include nature guides, binoculars, activity ideas, collecting tools, and a trail guide with the best spots circled. These packs are designed with both novice and experienced hikers in mind. Themes include: birds, bugs, pond-life, forests, prairies, spring/summer, fall, and winter. Use the packs to create your own adventure!
Cross-Country Skiing Equipment at Rock Springs
Rock Springs Nature Center offers cross-country skiing for ages 5 and up. There are trails for novice and experienced cross-country skiers. Four or more inches of snow is required for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. If in doubt, call 217-423-7708 to find out if conditions are favorable for cross-country skiing.
Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Rental Fees
$8.00 for 2 Hour Rental
Includes skis, boots, and poles OR one pair of snowshoes.
$20.00 for 24 Hour Rental
Includes skis, boots, and poles OR one pair of snowshoes. Twenty-four hour rentals may be taken off-site.
*Equipment available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Cash or check only.
Equipment may be rented during Nature Center hours up to 30 minutes before close. Equipment must be returned at least 30 minutes before close. See Rock Springs Nature Center’s Hours.
>> Map of Ski trails at Rock Springs Conservation Area
>> Trail maps for all conservation areas