The Shawnee National Forest is located in the southern part of Illinois.
Where is this Forest?

Mark Your CalendarsGarden of the Gods Garden of the Gods Forest Sign Observation Trail BridgeGarden of the Gods in the winter Garden of the Gods in the summer





Wildflower Guided Walks

Dwarf Larkspur

Download the 2016 wildflower walk schedule to a variety of locations within the Shawnee National Forest and led by Botantist, Chris Benda.

Proposed Changes to Forest Plan Monitoring

Clip board with a tree

To comply with the U.S. Forest Service 2012 planning rule the Shawnee NF is proposing modifications to its Forest Plan monitoring program. Click above for more information about the proposed changes and how to summit your comments.

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Shawnee NF Mobile Tour

Sample of Mobile Tour Sign

Access interesting and fun facts about Shawnee National Forest sites using the New Mobile Tour.

Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration

A draft envrionmental impact statemnt is being developed for this landscape restoration project.