Campsite at Lake Glendale Duck Bay CCC work Iron Furnace Interpretive Signs Little Grand Canyon North Fence Lizard Pounds Hollow Fishing Pier Grantsburg Swamp



Highlighted Areas

Recreation Information

Located in southern Illinois, the Shawnee National Forest’s natural beauty is ideal for all types of outdoor recreation. Nestled between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers the Forest’s landscape features rolling hills, forests, open lands, lakes, creeks and rugged bluffs. The area’s mild weather throughout the year makes a visit during any season enjoyable. 

Use the Topic List on the left to search by Recreation Activity or search by Recreation Site for information and site maps.  We do not take reservations for campsites or picnic shelters.

Trip Planning

There are a number of chamber of commerces and tourism bureaus for southern Illinois that can assist you.