WELCOME to the Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee Eclipse Information

Plan your visit

Button with outlines of a phone and tablet above the words mobile tour Maps and publications text below an outline of a map silhouette of a person walking up a hill with the words hiking below. Button with an illustration of a horseback rider with the words horseback riding underneath

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!


Summer on the forest

Digging up history

Shawnee National Forest recently welcomed 17 teenagers to its Youth Conservation CorpsShawnee National Forest Expands its Youth Conservation Corps.

Student archueologists excavating a pre-civil war home on Shawnee National ForestArcheologists excavate pre-civil war home in Miller Grove – a community founded by freed African Americans.

Fire Brings Life to Forest


Fire burning along the ground.Fire helps maintain healthy oak forests. That’s why Shawnee National Forest recently used fire as a tool to restore more than 9,000 acres.

Greencorps - CacheRiver YCC - group photoInnovative program prepares city dwellers for nature-based careers.