• 815-288-1840
  • 113 S Peoria Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021
Franklin Creek Grist Mill

• Address: 1872 Twist Rd. Franklin Grove, IL 61031
• Phone: 815-456-2878
• Web: dnr.illinois.gov/parks

Key To Hiking Trails

  • Yellow – Mill Springs Trail ( 0.3 miles )
  • Red – Pioneer Pass ( 1.85 miles )
  • Blue – Norwegian Hill Trail ( 1 mile )
  • Orange – Black Bass Trail ( 1 mile )
  • Purple – Quarry Pass Trail ( 1 mile )

Franklin Creek State Natural Area

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 882-acre park. Several large natural springs, hardwood forests, bedrock outcroppings and a large variety of flora and fauna comprise a pristine ecosystem.

  • 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
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Markers

Banker Shelter

1589 Deer Path Ln, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Bartlett Shelter

1973-1869 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Big Bridge

1810 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Black Bass Trail

1589 Deer Path Ln, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Cross Country Skiing Trails

1892 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Two of the six miles of equestrian trails serve as ski trails.

Dysarts Pond

Franklin Grove Township, IL, USA

Equestrian Trails

1893 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Snowmobiling: Four of the six miles of equestrian trails serve as snowmobile trails with 4 inches of snow base after hunting season.

Franklin Creek Grist Mill

1893 Twist Road, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Hausen-Knox Shelter

1589 Deer Path Ln, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Headwaters

105 N State St, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Horseback Riding Trails

1894 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Equestrian Trails - 6 miles

Hurd Memorial

Franklin Grove Township, IL, USA

John Husar Memorial Fishing Pier

1973-1869 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Kiwanis Shelter

1457 Old Mill Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Mill Spring Trail

1973-1869 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

4.5 miles - The Mill Springs Trail is a unique, concrete-surfaced trail suitable for people of all mobility levels.

Mill Springs Day Use Area

1456 Old Mill Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Norwegian Hill Trail

Franklin Grove Township, IL, USA

Park Office

1893 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Pioneer Pass

1813 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

Playground Equipment 1

1862 Twist Rd, Franklin Grove, IL 61031, USA

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