Welcome to Nature at The Confluence!

Nature At The Confluence is an initiative to transform the area of land where Turtle Creek meets the Rock River into a community space that celebrates the natural and historical  significance of the land. It opened June 17, 2017 after years of planning and fundraising by Beloit 2020. This project was fully funded by donations by Beloit 2020 members and was gifted to the City of South Beloit for everyone to enjoy.

Planting Seeds of Renewal

Nature At The Confluence is a story of renewal. The property that the campus sits on has been neglected and misused for nearly 100 years, but is being brought back to life. This project will beckon people to come explore its beauty once again. It is also a site of historical significance. Located halfway along the newly designated national Rock River Trail, this land has been used and explored by humans for more than 13,000 years. Ancient hunters, native American mound-builders, French fur traders and today’s river explorers have all traversed the waters and lands of this area. This history of the space along the banks of the Turtle Creek and Rock River make the Confluence an appropriate site to tell a very important story about urban ecology and renewal.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature at the Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”. This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month from January thru April. [...]
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Snowshoeing is a great low impact aerobic activity. However there is more to snowshoeing than simply taking a plunge in some untracked snow. Come have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and[...]
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Come explore the Confluence during our Winter Walk About during Beloit’s Winterfest! Enjoy a self-guided hike along our trails and see what critters are active during the winter at the confluence. Family Photo Fun Challenge! Bring your[...]
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share. Cameras At The Confluence: Macro Photography Tues., Jan 30 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Join us as we explore the world of Macro Photography. We will discuss[...]
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Snowshoeing is a great low impact aerobic activity. However there is more to snowshoeing than simply taking a plunge in some untracked snow. Come have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and[...]
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature at the Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”. This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month from  thru April.  February’s[...]
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on[...]
Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature at the Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”. This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month thru April.  The topic[...]

Latest News

Outdoor Adventure Education Series launched

Is a new outdoor adventure on your 2018 bucket list? To help prepare you for outdoor adventures and to inspire you to take on new challenges Nature at the Confluence has partnered with Rocktown Adventures to present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”.  Through...

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