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

 

Closure Lifted: 6/28/2016,  Bell Smith Springs Trailhead & parking lot is now open.  Trail maintenance and improvements have been completed.  

 

 

 

Recent News


Features

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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Spotlights

Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration

A draft envrionmental impact statemnt 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.