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Hike year round

I visit Rock Springs at least once a week. Always changing. Always peaceful and beautiful. Hiking... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Sandra L
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Great for everything

There is some of everything, hiking, bike trails, fishing, visitors center. With younger kids... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
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3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur, IL 62521-9258
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I visit Rock Springs at least once a week. Always changing. Always peaceful and beautiful. Hiking trails from easy to challenging.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 11 June 2018

There is some of everything, hiking, bike trails, fishing, visitors center. With younger kids, the lakes / ponds are great for fishing in. Small, and they can catch just about everything

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LordRaiden
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It is a nice quiet place to fish with the option of more than one pond to fish. I also like the trails nice serene place to walk for exercise.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank telee45
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Rock Springs provides many hiking trails which we use extensively. The nature center has many interesting exhibits about local wildlife and flora. during winter cross country skiing is available.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Roy L
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This Nature Center has animals, birds, exhibits, a pond, new nature play playground under construction, a prairie farmhouse to tour. Wonderful system of bike and hiking trails, a lovely pine forest, prairie grass vistas. A gem.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lenfant222
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I believe it is 6 miles from one end to the other and back.i try to do this walk several times a year just because it is really peaceful, safe and pretty. has several hills that give you a little rise in cardio but for...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The trails are clean and well marked. They go on for miles. There is also a pond for fishing as well as bike trails. You can go inside to the nature center which is air conditioned and they tell you about the local wildlife. A...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Victoria V
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I went to Rock Springs hummingbird festival to see the banding of humming birds and learn more about them. It was fantastic. I watched them catch the bird, band it and take measurements. I have a certificate with the band number and if this bird...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

It offers a great variety of activities, from trails to the historic area. The indoor museum offers interesting and interactive activities for the whole family!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Olivia C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Tremendous nature center and park along the Sangamon river where Abe Lincoln traveled. All seasons bring new adventures.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Britt A. B
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14 April 2018|
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No it is all free.