Franklin Creek State Natural Area
Franklin Grove
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Franklin Creek State Natural Area is located in Lee County, northwest of the village of Franklin Grove and east of Dixon just north of IL Rt. 38. Beautiful Franklin Creek flows throughout the 900+ acre park. Several large natural springs, hardwood forests, bedrock outcroppings and a large variety of flora and fauna comprise this diverse and distinctive ecosystem.

Unique to this Natural Area are the fishing pier and concrete trail (shown below) that are accessible to those of most all mobility levels.


Areas of Interest

  • Birding
  • Grist Mill Museum
  • Hunting & Fishing Areas
  • Handicap Accessible Trail
  • Hiking / Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Jon Husar Fishing Pier & Memorial
  • Skiing / Snowmobile Trails
  • Pavilions and Picnic Tables
  • Playground Equipment