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


Shawnee National Forest

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Recent News


Shawnee NF Lauches New Mobile Tour

Sample of Mobile Tour Sign

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

Where's Woodsy ?

Woodsy owl with his hand up and speech bubble that  says Where

Have fun while discovering the beautiful sites of the Shawnee National Forest as you play the Where's Woodsy? Game.


Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration

Project proposal: ~3,000 acres of pine thinning, 15,000 acres of prescribed fire, treatment of invasive species, maintenance of barren habitats, development of vernal ponds & roadwork.

Phragmites & Reed Canarygrass Management

The legal notice has been published on the draft decision to implement the Phragmites and Reed Canarygrass Management project.


Lee Mine Hardwood Restoration

image of a tree as a graphic sketch

Scoping is in progress on this proposed hardwood restoration project.

Outdoor Quest Programs

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Do you quest for new exciting information, then try our new self-guided Outdoor Quest Program!

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