Garden of the Gods Wilderness

Area Status: Open

Garden Of The Gods Wilderness is located in Saline, Pope, and Hardin Counties. The wilderness features an outstanding scenic views along with very unusual rock formations. Trails for hiking and equestrian use will take you by some indications of past use by people including homestead, fruit trees, cemeteries and abandoned roads. Being adjacent to the Garden of the Gods Observation Site, this wilderness is the most popular of Shawnee's Wilderness area's. Eagle Creek Special Land Management area (adjacent to Garden of the Gods) is designated to become a wilderness all its own. The Illinois Wilderness bill has designated Eagle Creek to become a Wilderness area in late November, 1998.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Herod, IL.



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