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Rock climbing and rappelling on the Shawnee National Forest is permitted at Jackson Falls on the Hidden Springs Ranger District. There are other designated rock climbing and rappelling areas throughout southern Illinois that are not part of the Shawnee National Forest. If you are not an experienced climber, we suggest that you contact other resources for safety information. When rock climbing or rappelling, please avoid disturbing plants on the rock faces. These environments are fragile and may contain sensitive plants.

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