Welcome to the Shawnee National Forest

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


The Forest is Open - Plan Your Next Visit

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Fall Color Report

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This time of year the forest is vivid with color. Click here for a weekly update on current fall color conditions.

Keeping a Keystone Species Alive in the Shawnee National Forest

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IL. Forestry Assoc. newsletter (see p.13) explains how management efforts in Bean Ridge combat the decline of oak trees & results in improving forest health.<...