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Clear Springs Wilderness

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
521 N. Main St.
Jonesboro, IL 62906
(618) 833-4511

Category: Points of Interest

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Shawnee National Forest

Clear Springs Wilderness offers some great opportunities to view the Mississippi River Valley. Elevations range from 400 ft. to over 900 ft. This area covers 4370 acres of land and is generally regarded as rough terrain, with narrow ridge tops, steep slopes and narrow creek bottoms. 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. Bald Knob Wilderness also includes The Hutchins Creek Wild and Scenic River Study Corridor. The Wilderness also lies adjacent to LaRue-Pine Hills Ecological Area.

Parking and Trail heads are availabe along Forest Road 236.

*U.S. Forest Service photo.