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Friends Creek Conservation Area in Cisco, IL

Friend's Creek is located at 13734 Friends Creek Park Road Cisco , IL 61830 [get directions].

Friend's Creek GPS Coordinates are 40.029688 N, 88.783892 W.

Friends Creek Conservation Area provides a variety of diverse habitats. This 526-acre site features two branches of Friends Creek, open meadows and tall-grass prairie.

Camp at Friends Creek!

Go Camping! Friends Creek CampgroundTake a break from it all without breaking your wallet and go camping at Friends Creek Conservation Area.
Pitch a tent and spend a night under the stars or hook up your camper to one of the electric sites. Friends Creek Campground is a quiet place to relax, explore the outdoors, and spend time with family and friends. Open from May 1st - November 1st.

Campground includes electric and non-electric sites, showers, flush toilets, and a dump station.

Daily fees for electric sites are $15 for Macon County residents and $18 for non-residents. Non-electric sites are $10 for
Macon County residents and $12 for non-residents.

Friends Creek Campground is home to pavilions with grills and a playground, three different hiking trails, and Bethel School House, a one room school restored to how it was built in 1890.


Friends Creek features a beautiful picnic area with tables, grills and a playground area with two pavilions. To reserve a pavilion, call 217-423-7708.

Hiking Trails

Three nature trails provide great hiking through the area. Follow the Friends Creek Trail for a short, self-guided hike along the creek near the picnic area. The Sun Trail threads its way through floodplain, oak-hickory forest, and across the rolling hillside of a large meadow. For a walk through cool, shade-filled woods, try the Woodland Trail.

Historic Bethel School

Historic Bethel School, built around 1890 is a one-room schoolhouse, restored to its status as a community focal point. At Bethel School , you'll learn a bit about the early history of Macon County . Educational programs are offered to local schools in the spring and fall. Monthly open houses, held the first Saturday of each month May through October from 1:00-4:00, are open to the public.


Naturalists are available to provide public programs such as interpretive hikes, aquatic studies, annual astronomy adventures, and historical tours. Call 217-423-7708 for more information.

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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
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708

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