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

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


Area Now Open:

As of July 1st:  Jackson Falls access is now open - Road maintenance is complete, however be aware that contractor will continue to be working along that road over the next couple of days.






Forest Plan Amended Monitoring Section

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To comply with the U.S. Forest Service 2012 planning rule the Shawnee NF has amended Chapter 6 of the Forest Plan - Implementation, Monitoring and Evalution.

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.

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ENTICE Workshop - Mammals

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October 1st - Focusing on Illinois Mammals this environmental education workshop is open to the public, pre-registration required at

ENTICE Workshop - Wetlands

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October 18th - Explore one of the most fascinating wetlands during this workshop, the Cache River wetlands.  Pre-registration required, go to www.enticeworkshop...


Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration

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

Shawnee NF Mobile Tour

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