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

Campsite at Lake Glendale Duck Bay CCC work Fish Derby Information Little Grand Canyon North Fence Lizard Pounds Hollow Fishing Pier


The Lusk Creek Wilderness Closure has been lifted. It is now open.




Recent News


New Forest Plan Monitoring

Clip board with a tree

To comply with the U.S. Forest Service 2012 planning rule the Shawnee NF has modified to its Forest Plan monitoring program. The legal notice documenting the changes was published in the Southern Illinoisan on 5/8/16.  The proposed documents were accepted without changes.

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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Shawnee NF Mobile Tour

Sample of Mobile Tour Sign

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.