Shawnee NF Annouces Temporary Change of Jonesboro Office Hours

Release Date: Feb 12, 2013  

Contact(s): Tim Pohlman

Jonesboro, IL – February 8, 2013 –The Hidden Springs/Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District office located in Jonesboro, Illinois is temporarily experiencing staff changes. Due to this, temporary office hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, have been established.  Occasionally, the office may deviate from the above schedule, so please call 618-833-8576 before you visit. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers during this transition period. 


The Shawnee National Forest has two other offices to serve you in both Harrisburg and Vienna, IL. You may contact the Shawnee NF Headquarters office in Harrisburg at 618-253-7114. To contact the Hidden Springs/Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District office in Vienna, please call 618-658-2111. Office hours for both locations are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm.


Administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the Shawnee National Forest is one of 155 national forests nationwide.As the only national forest in Illinois, the Shawnee offers numerous avenues for connecting with the natural world through its 280,000 acres of varied landscape. Whether your interests lie more in outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking or camping, or include learning about the unique natural and cultural heritage of southern Illinois, the fields, forests and streams of the Shawnee welcome you. To discover more about the Shawnee National Forest, visit follow us on Twitter at: National information about the U.S. Forest Service can be found at:

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