Franklin Creek State Natural Area

Franklin Creek State Natural Area


Location:Northwest Illinois, 1 mile northwest of the village of Franklin Grove and 8 miles east of Dixon, just north of IL 38.
Facilities:Picnic areas, picnic shelters (some @di), restrooms, drinking water, trails (including @di); equestrian area with trails, picnic shelter, restrooms, drinking water, outdoor show areal; visitor center.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting (limited), cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, interpretive programs.
Special Features:A 180-acre nature preserve where high, rocky bluffs shelter a perennial creek, creating an environment in which a variety of flora and fauna thrive, is the cornerstone from which the rest of this recreation area has been built. A reconstructed 1847 grist mill that became operational in 1999 serves as the visitor center for the natural area.
Address:1872 Twist Rd
Franklin Grove, IL 61031

Phone:815-456-2878
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/FRANKLIN.HTM
Size: 664 acres.

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