We may occasionally close roads or parts of the forest for the safety of people or to protect natural resources. For more details, see alerts and closures below.




Reporting Trail Conditions

Shawnee Trail Hotline is available to report trail conditions, give feedback about the trails, ask questions about the forest trail system.

Road Conditions

Current road conditions can be found at the Illinois Department of Transportation. Download our Motor-Vehicle Use Maps for a list of which roads are open to motor vehicle access on the Shawnee National Forest.