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.
Trip Planning Tools
For information on Trails, activites and recreation sites see our Recreation Opportunity Guides.
Beginning April 2013 the main loop in Pounds Hollow Pine Ridge Campground is closed due to campsite constrution improvements.
There are 22 campsites that remain open for use.
There is no date for when the main loop will re-open. We are sorry for the inconvenience.