WELCOME to the Shawnee National Forest

Deadline for Rec Fee Comments Extended


Plan Your Next Visit

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2019 Proposed Recreation Fee Changes


The Shawnee National Forest is interested in hearing your comments on a proposal to begin charging new recreation fees on several sites and increasing the overnight fee at one campground.

Recreation Fee --Facts and FAQ

Recreation Fee Proposal Facts and FAQ

Get Facts and Frequently Asked Questions on the Recreation Fee Proposal.   Deadline to submit formal comments has been extended to December 26, 2019.


Shawnee Celebrates 80 Years

Shawnee Celebrates 80 years

September 6th marks the 80th Anniversary of the Shawnee National Forest! Learn more about our background and how the only national forest was set aside in Illinois.