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

Mark Your CalendarsGarden of the Gods Garden of the Gods Forest Sign Observation Trail BridgeGarden of the Gods in the winter Garden of the Gods in the summer



Ranger DistrictThe Jonesboro Office will be closed due to staff training on January 27, 28 and 29th.  Regular office hours will resume the following week on February 2, 2016.


black and white line art of camel rock formation on a coinAll Shawnee National Forest Offices will be closed the morning of February 4th due to the Shawnee Quarter Launch Event at Southeastern Illinois College. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but hope that you can join in on the celebration starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Deaton Gymnasium.  The offices will reopen at 12:30 for the afternoon hours.


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Lake Glendale and Redbud Campground Prospectus

Cover of the Lake Glendale and Redbud Campground Prospectus

The application period has closed for submitting bids on Lake Glendale & Redbud Campgrounds concessionaire permit.  Shawnee National Forest staff are in the process of reviewing proposals.


Shawnee NF Mobile Tour

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

Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration

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


Ameren Special Use Permit Public Scoping Letter

A letter to the public on a proposal to amend a special use permit to Ameren Illinois. The Forest is seeking comment on the proposed categorical exclusion for this project.

Invasive Species Management

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Information about the Forest's Invasive Species Management.