Recreation

Outfitter & Guides

The following is a list of Outfitters and Guides that are permitted to operate in the Shawnee National Forest.

Please contact them directly for details about the service and facilities they provide.

Bay Creek Ranch, Inc.
Facility/Service Provided:
Equestrian campground & lodge
Lat/Long: 37°28’15.01”N/88°39’39.13”W
78 Cedar Grove Church Road
Simpson, IL 62985
(618) 695-2670

Bear Branch Horse Camp and Restaurant
Facility/Service Provided:
Equestrian campground & cabins
Lat/Long: 37°31’29.49”N/88°35’0.63”W
Mailing Address :
P.O. Box 40, Hwy 145
Eddyville, IL 62928
(618) 672-4249
email

Buchanan Ltd.
Facility/Service Provided: Equestrian campground
Lat/Long: 37°32’46.40”N/88°29’3.11”W
Mailing Address :
Route One Box 3A
Herod, IL 62947
(618) 264-RIDE
email

Camp Thirsty Stables
Facility/Service Provided: Lodge & horse stalls
Lat/Long: 37°30’47.844”N/88°35’11.076”W
1 Camp Thirsty Lane
Eddyville, IL 62928
812-571-2467

Circle B Ranch
Facility/Service Provided: Equestrian campground
Lat/Long: 37°31’49.66”N/88°34’11.56”W
Mailing Address :
RR 1 Box 209
Stonefort, IL 62987
(618) 672-4748

Dog Hollow Campground
Facility/Service Provided: Equestrian campground
Lat/Long: 37°35’1.74”N/88°31’44.39”W
Forest Road
Simpson, IL 62985
(618) 647-2270

Double M Campground
Facility/Service Provided:
Equestrian campground & cabins; Guided stock drawn wagon/buggy rides
Lat/Long: 37°37’35.43”N/88°16’27.02”W
5320 Thacker Hollow Road
Junction, IL 62954
(618) 275-4440

Hayes Canyon Campground
Facility/Service Provided: Equestrian campground, Guiding & Horse Rental, & Cabins
Lat/Long: 37°30’43.64”N/88°35’12.93”W
Main Street Road
Eddyville, IL 62928
(618) 672-4751
email

High Knob Ranch
Facility/Service Provided: Equestrian campground
Lat/Long: 37°36’1.40”N/88°20’1.19”W
2245 High Knob Road
Equality, IL 62934
(618) 275-4494
email

Shawnee Guided Tours
& Shuttle Service by Bart Lane

Facility/Service Provided:
Guided hikes & tours; Plus shuttle service for
hikers, kayakers/canoe, etc.
Lat/Long: 37°30’28.724”N/88°33’38.237”W
Mailing Address:
210 Indian Kitchen Road
Eddyville, IL 62928
(618) 672-1027
email

Little Lusk Trail Lodge
Facility/Service Provided:
Equestrian campground & lodge
Lat/Long: 37°34’12.25”N/88°34’27.61”W
Mailing Address:
Route 1 Box 245
Stonefort, IL 62987
(618) 672-4303

Rose O’ Sharon Equine Farm, Inc.
Facility/Service Provided:
Horse boarding & trail rides.
Lat/Long: 37°37’6.036”N/89°14’54.288”W
830 Rowan Road
Makanda, IL 62958
(618) 201-9668
email

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins
Facility/Service Provided: Guided hiking tours, kayak rentals, cabins & treehouses
Lat/Long:  37°33’52.18”N/88°20’17.03”W
Mailing Address:
RR2, Box 34A
Elizabethtown, IL 62931
618-264-9091

TK Ranch
Facility/Service Provided: Equestrian campground
Lat/Long: 37°30’36.94”N/88°27’29.4”W
584 Lusk Road
Golconda, IL 62938
618-922-3925





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