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




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.


ENTICE Workshop - Mammals

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October 1st Participants will hear from experts in their field of various Illinois mammals and learn through fun activities. Pre-registration required.

ENTICE Workshop - Wetlands

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October 18th  Explore the fascinating Cache River wetlands during this workshop and take home free educational resources. Pre-registration requir...


Cretaceous Hills Ecological Restoration

A draft envrionmental impact statement 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.