THE MCCULLY HERITAGE PROJECT IS OPEN for HORSEBACK RIDING FROM APRIL 15 to OCTOBER 1.
The McCully Heritage Project offers around 15 miles of scenic hiking trails through wooded hillsides, uplands, a reconstructed wetand and hill prairie. Scenic overlooks are located along a number of these trails offering views of the hollows of Calhoun County and the scenic vistas from the bluffs overlooking the Illinois River Valley. Interpretive signs are located along the wetland and other trails and an interpreted 1 mile woodland trail guide is available upon request. Tree species are identified along the trails.
Trail maps are available here or at the kiosk in the main parking area.
The McCully Heritage Project is undertaking a trail inventory, mapping and improvement project. The end product will be easy to follow maps with all kinds of useful trail information. Please be patient while this project is underway and check back often to see our progress.
A group of volunteers to work on trail improvement and maintenance is being organized. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the MHP Director.
FISHING and Turtle Watching:
The McCully Heritage Project has two ponds ideal for family oriented day-trips.
The McCully Heritage Project allows horseback riding along the approximately 12 miles of trails on the south side of the project. Horseback riders are asked to phone ahead before coming to make sure the trails are open.
Large groups or planned rides should be scheduled with the MHP Director.
Primitive campsites are available. These sites include a fire ring and a picnic table and are suitable for one to two tents. Pit toilet restrooms are available.
Group camping is also allowed. Please call ahead to make arrangements and check availability.
A donation is requested for all camping activities.
Click here for more camping information. (PDF document)
For information about hunting on MHP contact Steve Phelps at Illinois Trophy Bowhunters, Inc. 217-632-4595 or visit the website at www.illinoistrophybowhuntersinc.com