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


Shawnee National Forest

"Where's Woodsy?" 

 Wheres Woodsy

Click on the link above to find out where Woodsy was last week. 


Shawnee National Forest is now on Facebook


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.

The Ozark Tour

Ozark Tour


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

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.

Outdoor Quest Programs

Big Outdoors

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

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