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

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2014 Ozark Tour

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Visit locations that inspired the creation of the Shawnee National Forest in the early 1930's.  The 2nd annual Oark Tour is set for October 25th and includes transportation and dinner. Pre-registration is required.

Critter Night !

Free fun for the entire family.  Centered around critters that come out at night, this year's Critter Night features live birds of prey presentation provided by Free Again Wildlife Rehab Center.

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Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival

Proposal to allow the Southern IL. Fat Tire Festival, a non-competitive mountain bike riding event, to occur the weekend of Oct. 24th- 26th, 2014

Proposed Outfitter/Guide Special-Use Permit

A proposal to authorize the issuance of an outfitter/guide special-use permit to proprietors of Indian Kitchen Lodge.


Minerals & Oil & Gas

Minerals, oil & gas

Information on minerals and oil and gas ownership on the Forest.

Lee Mine Hardwood Restoration

image of a tree as a graphic sketch

Scoping is in progress on this proposed hardwood restoration project.

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