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.
On our recreation webpages you will find information on all of the developed recreation sites as well as the variety of activities the Forest has to offer. The Shawnee National Forest does not take reservations for campsites.