Macon County Conservation District

Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708
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Macon County Conservation District
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Featured & Upcoming Events at Macon County Conservation District

Perseid Meteor Shower

Friday, August 12, 2022 | 9:00 pm

Canoe Rental

Saturday, August 13, 2022 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Astronomy Jamboree

Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hummingbird Festival

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Macon County Conservation District Areas

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View More Information About Rock Springs Nature Center
View More Information About Friends Creek Conservation Area
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View More Information About Fort Daniel Conservation Area

News & Announcements

Sand Creek Conservation Area Reopened

Sand Creek Conservation Area has reopened. Currently, it is very muddy and Paw Paw Ford and Forest Trail will remained closed this week for repairs.

Friends Creek Campground reservations are now online!

Reservations for the Friends Creek Campground can be made online by clicking here. The new system will provide a smooth and efficient reservation process for campers. In addition to this update, many other improvements have been made at Friends Creek Campground that we are eager to share with you!

Trail Conditions

All trails are currently open.  For Sand Creek trail availability, you may also call the Sand Creek Trail Conditions Hotline at (217) 421-7493.

Conservation Area Hours

Conservation Areas are open 7am to sunset, every day of the year (pending "Trail Conditions" above). Pets are welcome, but must be leashed at all times.

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Ready to dip your paddle in the water? Rent a canoe on Cattail Pond this Saturday, at Rock Springs Conservation Area! Canoes can be rented in one hour increments for $10 per canoe. Canoes are first-come first-served and supply is limited. No registration required. This is a great opportunity for beginners! ... See MoreSee Less

Ready to dip your paddle in the water?  Rent a canoe on Cattail Pond this Saturday, at Rock Springs Conservation Area!  Canoes can be rented in one hour increments for $10 per canoe.  Canoes are first-come first-served and supply is limited. No registration required.  This is a great opportunity for beginners!

We have some future tightrope walkers in our Summer Camp! Today, Earth Adventures campers got to test their skills at walking on a slackline. They have amazing balance! Can you do this? ... See MoreSee Less

We have some future tightrope walkers in our Summer Camp!  Today, Earth Adventures campers got to test their skills at walking on a slackline.  They have amazing balance!  Can you do this?Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

Earth Adventures had a great time canoeing Cattail Pond this afternoon, and the weather was just perfect for it! ... See MoreSee Less

Earth Adventures had a great time canoeing Cattail Pond this afternoon, and the weather was just perfect for it!Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

Sand Creek Conservation Area has reopened. Currently, it is very muddy and Paw Paw Ford and Forest Trail will remained closed this week for repairs. ... See MoreSee Less

Sand Creek Conservation Area has reopened.  Currently, it is very muddy and Paw Paw Ford and Forest Trail will remained closed this week for repairs.

Did you know that meteors are tiny particles of dust only about 1/5" big? That's right! And they enter Earth's atmosphere at speeds of over 130,000 miles per hour around 60 miles above the ground!

Join us for this s'mores at this special event, this Friday at 9pm at Friends Creek Conservation Area! We will have an activity for participants of our Animal Crossing Series. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Free. Register online by August 11 at MaconCountyConservation.org.
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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 3,600 acres of nature, historic sites, 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 your Macon County Conservation District.

Our Mission

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.

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