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Franklin Creek State Natural Area


Pioneer families in the 1830s found the Franklin Creek area to be an inviting new home on the sometimes unfriendly prairie. Large, cool springs provided ample amounts of pure drinking water and early refrigeration, hardwood forests provided construction m Read more…


Cody Kohal

Thursday, June 7, 2018
My absolute favorite place to be while I'm staying here in Northern Illinois. I hunt here, I run here, and I chill here when I get some free time. You have to visit the grist mill if you have time. There are trails for horse riding and walking alike, with several natural springs along the way. Must see!!

Andromeda Jones

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Wonderful park, lots of play areas, a big fishing pond and plenty of trails to travel. Calm and quiet and beautiful for pictures. Pavillions are always clean and orderly and great for birthdays!

Laddie Zoldan

Monday, July 9, 2018
It's got nice hiking trails and it's got a great trail for handicap people too.

Jessica Cox

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great waters n fishing and trails. Great horse trails also.

Jeremy Rogers

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Great place with some great views!! Been coming here since i was young. Brings back memories.

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