WELCOME to the Shawnee National Forest

We are closer than you think. Explore the top places on the forest to visit.

Plan your visit

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About the Shawnee

Go play! You can camp, paddle, hike, horseback ride, photograph, swim, run, hunt, fish and picnic at Shawnee National Forest. So, come explore our 280,000 acres of glades, barrens, prairies, streams, lakes, ponds, waterfalls, woodlands, rocky outcrops — and more!

Spotlights

Top Places on the Forest

The Power of the Cloud

Check out the top 5 places to visit on the forestLooking to explore glades, barrens, prairies, streams, lakes, ponds, waterfalls, woodlands and rocky outcrops?

Cell phone utilizing new mapping technology.Imagine being out in a forest, and knowing with a simple glance at your phone what invasive species are nearby. That’s the goal behind a new cloud-based mapping effort.

Let the Sun Shine In

 

A square photo of a butterfly and bee sharing a flowerOpen forests contain wildflowers and grasses for pollinators, such as butterflies and bees.

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