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Bell Smith Springs Recreational Area

Vienna/Elizabethtown Ranger District
Learn more about the area and view a slide show of this scenic area.
The trail system consists of eight miles of interconnected trails featuring strange and wonderful rock formations, such as Devil’s Backbone, Boulder Falls and a natural rock bridge. Hiking this system of trails is a favorite activity because of the rock features, scenic overlooks,hidden springs and lush flora and fauna.

Facilities: Parking, accessible restrooms and interpretive signs. Camping and picnic areas are also within the recreation area.

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Buttermilk Hill Trail and Recreational Area

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
This single track trail meanders along the side of the hill above Kinkaid Lake.This trail links into the Kinkaid Lake Trail System to the west and the Crisenberry Dam Trail to the east.
Facilities: Large gravel parking lot, picnicking, fishing, scenic hiking trails, and accessible bathrooms.
*Accessible only by water or 2.5 mile trail.*
*Portions of this trail are very narrow and steep.*
U.S. Forest Service photo.
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Garden of the Gods Recreational Area

Hidden Springs Ranger District
View Photos and learn more about the history of the Garden of the Gods.
The rock formations and cliffs at Garden of the Gods are made of sandstone and are about 320 million years old.

Facilities: Picnic areas, restrooms, parking, camping,
and interpretive signs along the Observation Trail.
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Iron Furnace Recreational Area

Hidden Springs Ranger District
Vienna, IL,
The Illinois Iron Furnace is the only remaining iron furnace structure in the state of Illinois.Iron was manufactured at the Illinois Furnace by the charcoal blast method.

Open all year-
Daily 6am – 10pm
Enjoy picnicking, fishing,and wildlife viewing.

Facilities: Accessible picnic shelter, accessible bathrooms, and interpretive signs.
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Johnson Creek Recreational Area

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
521 North Main
Jonesboro, IL , 62952
View a slide show and commentary about the horse culture of the Shawnee Forest.
Here you will find something for everyone, from camping and swimming to hiking along the lake, biking the scenic roads and horseback riding.
Campgrounds and boat launch are open year-round.

Facilities: Swimming area, picnic area with shelters and grills, beach house, boat launch, fishing pier, trails, group campground with a dump station, equestrian camping and parking which accommodates horse trailers.

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Lake Glendale Recreational Area

Hidden Springs Ranger District
If you are looking for a place in the center of the Shawnee National Forest, then Lake Glendale Recreation Area is for you.
Lake Glendale Recreation Area offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, swimming, boating,fishing and bicycling.

Facilities: Campground (electric & non-electric sites) with dump station, restroom with showers, drinking water, beach with bathhouse, children’s play equipment, lakeshore picnic areas with grills, Goose Bay picnic area with picnic shelter, boat launch, boating (electric motors only), hiking trails, paddleboat, canoe & rowboat rentals.
To contact Lake Glendale concessionaire call (618) 949-3807.

Open Season:
-Campground
All year
-Beach – May 31 to Sept. 6 (lifeguard on duty)
-Picnic Areas
March 15 to October 31
- Boat Launch/Goose Bay Picnic
All Year
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Lake of Egypt Recreational Area

There are many activities you can enjoy at the Little Egypt Rec Area all year round. Boating,fishing,camping are popular activities and in designated areas water skiing, tubing, and jet skiing are permitted.

Facilities: There is ample parking, gravel roads and Buck Ridge Campground has accessible restrooms and more for a camper in need.

Diverse fish species in this area include: Bluegil, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappie.
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Little Grand Canyon Recreational Area

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
Learn more about the wonders of this national forest and view a slie show of the area.
Over time, erosion has carved this deep box canyon exposing its majestic bluffs.
Picnicking, fishing, scenic hiking trails and wildlife viewing.

Facilities: Parking, accessible restrooms, picnic area with grills, and interpretive signs. Site closed 10:00 pm to 6:00 am (day-use only).
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Oakwood Bottoms Recreational Area

View a slide show of the Oak Bottoms during the winter season.
Enjoy picnicking, fishing featuring a pier, hunting, scenic hiking trails, and nature/wildlife viewing.

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Pine Hills Recreational Area

This area is perfect for camping anytime of year. There are 13 campsites. Enjoy time in Pine Hills hiking, hunting, fishing, and nature viewing.

Facilities:accessible restrooms
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Pomona Natural Bridge Recreational Area

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
View a slide show of this area complete with the sights and sounds of this incredibly beautiful area.
The trail leads through a mature oak,hickory and beech forest. As the trail descends to the creek bottom an overlook reveals a view of the natural bridge from above.

Facilities: Parking, picnic area and grill
Open year round.
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Pounds Hollow Recreational Area

Hidden Springs Ranger District
A beautiful setting, Pounds Hollow campground and lake are tucked away amongst the Shawnee Hills, where you can relax and get away from it all.
Come to picnic, fish, swim, camp and hike.

Facilities: Campground(non-electric), drinking water, swimming area with shower, lakeshore picnic area with shelter and grills, accessible restrooms, fishing pier, boating (electric motors only), interpretive signs and hiking trails.

Campground open April 1st – Dec. 15th.
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Rim Rock Recreational Area

Hidden Springs Ranger District
A scenic trail, Rim Rock National Recreation Trail leads around the rim of a rock escarpment, hence its name. Rim Rock has a long history of drawing people to its forested bluffs for hiking and picnicking.

Facilities: Accessible picnic area restrooms; interpretive signs and connecting trails to Pounds Hollow Recreation Area.
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L Points of Interest

Bald Knob Cross

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
3630 Bald Knob Rd
Alto Pass, IL, 62905 US
View footage of a sunrise at Bald Knob Cross and learn more about the history of this uplifting place.
Bald Knob Cross is a large white cross that stands at over 1,000 fee above sea level in the majestic Illinois Ozark Mountains of Southern Illinois.
The Bald Knob Cross is located to the east of the Bald Knob Wilderness, a federally designated U.S. wilderness area.
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Bay Creek Wilderness

Hidden Springs Ranger District
Vienna , IL, 62995
Located in Pope County the Bay Creek Wilderness is located adjacent to Burden Falls and near the Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area.
Contained in the Wilderness is the Bay Creek Wild and Scenic River Study Corridor. 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.
2866 Total Acres.
Facilities:Several small parking areas and trail heads adjacent to Forest Road 447.
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Burden Falls

Hidden Springs Ranger District
Vienna , IL, 62995
Located near the Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area. Burden Falls Wilderness is covers over 3723 acres, comprised of a central hardwood ecosytem with some pine plantations.
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. There is also a small, but very scenic waterfall located on the southern edge of the wilderness.

Parking is limited and facilities are located at Bell Springs Rec Area.
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Cave-In-Rock State Park

South Region
Cave In Rock , IL, 62919
Cave-In-Rock State Park is located in the eastern section of the adjoining Shawnee National Forest.
Within a 25 mile radius of Cave-In-Rock State Park are the popular USDA attraction of Garden of The Gods, Pounds Hollow Recreational Area, Rim Rock Trails, and Tower Rock Recreational Area.

Boating, camping, hiking, picnicking, and exploring are just some of the many activities one can enjoy in this Illinois state park.
There is also a marina, lodging, golf course and dining available for visitors.
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Clear Springs Wilderness

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
521 N. Main St.
Jonesboro, IL , 62906
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.
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Ferne Clyffe State Park

Ferne Clyffe has been known as an outstanding natural scenic spot for nearly 100 years. An abundance of ferns, unique geological features and unusual plant communities create an atmosphere that enhances the many recreational facilities offered at the park.

Trails wind through picturesque woods, allowing visitors to view fascinating rock formations and inspiring vistas.

Picnics, camping, hiking, swimming, hunting and fishing are some of the activities visitors can enjoy while getting away from it all.
Facilities: accessible restrooms, showers and electric camp sites.
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Fountain Bluff

Giant City State Park

View a slide show and history of how the Shawnee Forest became what it is today.

With its breathtaking natural beauty and unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation, a trip to Giant City State Park near Carbondale is sure to delight visitors of all ages. From camping and horseback riding to fishing and rappelling, it’s an outdoor lover’s paradise.
Visitors will marvel at the many wilderness trails, and a sure treat awaits anyone hiking the Giant City Nature Trail, home of the “Giant City Streets” formed 12,000 years ago by huge bluffs of sandstone.
Learn more about the geological formations.


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High Knob

High Knob was once the site of a forest fire lookout tower. The old tower’s concrete footings still remain. A picnic area provides daytime parking and trailhead for the 5-miles of interconnecting trails below the Knob.
Forty-foot cliffs, clear creeks and deciduous forest are just a few of the features along the path.

*U.S. Forest Service photo.
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LaRue Pine-Hills Otter Pond Research Natural Area

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Lusk Creek Wilderness

Learn more about Lusk Creek and the surrounding area
Lusk Creek Wilderness is located in Pope County. The wilderness features an outstanding scenic view called Indian Kitchen (Lusk Creek Canyon Nature Preserve).

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McGee Hill

picnic area
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Millstone Bluff

More info
The bluff is a unique topographical feature rising 320 feet above the surrounding comparatively flat terrain. It appears as an “island” amidst the hills. It was so named because the early settlers in the area carved milling stones along the base of the northwestern edge of the bluff.
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Panther Den Wilderness

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
Murphysboro Work Center
Murphysboro, IL , 62966
Panther Den Wilderness offers some great opportunities to view some lakeside panoramas. Devils Kitchen Lake borders Panther Den Wilderness, making it a favorite for those who love the water. Trails for hiking and equestrian use will take you by some indications of past use by people including cemeteries and abandoned roads. Panther Den Wilderness received it's name from a rock formation known as the Panther Den that is located within the Wilderness area.

Facilities: Large gravel parking area off of Panther Den Lane.
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Ripple Hollow

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
This trail features high ridge tops and deep ravines. It meanders through low areas and crosses a creek 3 times. Rugged terrain.

Be aware of hunters during hunting season. Poisonous snakes and poison ivy are present in the area.
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Trigg Tower

To burn or not to burn?
Site of an old fire tower located near the River to River trail.
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Turkey Bayou

Fishing information
An interconnecting levee system within Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir offers the naturalist wonderful opportunities for hunting, fishing and bird watching.
Visit these near by areas:Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir, Little Grand Canyon, LaRue-Pine Hills, Fountain Bluff.
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Boat Launch Tower Rock

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Boat Launch Big Muddy River

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Boat Launch Cedar Lake

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Boat Launch Dutchman Lake

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Boat Launch Kinkaid Lake/Johnson Creek

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Boat Launch Lake Glendale

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Boat Launch Lake of Egypt

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Boat Launch Mississippi River

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Boat Launch One Horse Gap

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Boat Launch Sugar Creek Lake

approximate location of boat ramp
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Bean Ridge Pond

Camping Areas and fishing is available
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Cedar Lake

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
Cedar Lake and Little Cedar Lake are beautiful, deep,clear lakes perfect for fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, primitive camping, wildlife viewing and photography.
Fishing and Boating information

Facilities: Pomona Boat Launch parking area offers accessible restroom, boat launch and trailer parking. Cove Hollow trailhead and River to River trailhead have small parking lots. Landreth Rd. access has unimproved parking (small vehicles only).
*U.S. Forest Service photo.
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Crab Orchard Lake

Devil's Kitchen

This stump-laden 810 - acre lake produces bass in the seven-pound class, as well as, rainbow trout, many weighing over five pounds.

Local cabins, campgrounds, fishing, boating and hiking opportunities.
*Photo from U.S. Forest Service.

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Dutchman Lake

*U.S. Forest Service photo.
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Horseshoe Lake

View photos and learn more about Horseshoe Lake.
Horseshoe Lake offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, boating and hunting on 2,960 acres.
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Kaolin Pond

camping available
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Kinkaid Lake

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
Murphysboro, IL 62966, , South Region (618) 684-2867
View scenes from the Kinkaid area and surrounding areas.
Kinkaid Lake is one of the few large lakes in this region that offers a variety of recreational activities. Popular activities for this area include primitive camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing/kayaking, horseback riding, biking and
hiking.
Facilities: Johnson Creek Recreation Area trailhead will accommodate equestrian trailers; Buttermilk Hill Picnic Area (hike-in or boat access only) has a vault toilet but no drinking water. Other trailheads offer
small parking lots.
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Lake Glendale

Glendale Lake offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, swimming, boating,fishing and bicycling.
Relax at this 80-acre lake nestled along a pine tree-flanked road. Hikers will enjoy a hike along the Signal Point Trail and several other short trails that wind around Duck Bay.
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Lake of Egypt

Privately owned lake with public access. Opportunities for fishing, boating and swimming activities.
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Little Grassy Lake

Little Grassy is a great place for picnicking, fishing, boating and camping.
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One Horse Gap Lake

Trail highlights and more.
The trail system provides access to One Horse Gap Lake, War Bluff and Big Grand Pierre Creek (a candidate wild & scenic river) and the River to River Trail (a 160-mile linear trail spanning southern Illinois). Hikers and backpackers share the area with horseback riders and hunters.
*U.S. Forest Service photo.
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Pounds Hollow Lake

Enjoy recreational activities like fishing, boating, camping, and swimming.
Relax at this 28-acre picturesque lake nestled in a deep wooded valley. Enjoy a hike along the Rim Rock Trail were you can explore an ancient Indian wall, Fat Man's Squeeze, and Ox-Lot cave.
*U.S. Forest Service photo.
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Sugar Creek Lake

Relax and enjoy the seclusion of this 96-acre lake. Plenty of brush-laden fishing holes will delight the novice and entertain the experienced. No camping at this site but boating and fishing are available year round.
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Tecumseh Lake

Learn more about Chief Tecumseh and the history of the Shawnee Indians of Southern Illinois.

This southern Illinois lake was named after the Shawnee Indian Chief Tecumseh, while the forest itself was named after the Shawnee Tribe.
Relax and enjoy the seclusion of this 13-acre lake. Open year round for nature enthusiasts. Fishing and boating are popular activities.
*There are noe restroom facilities at this site.
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Whoppie Cat Lake

This secluded 27-acre picturesque lake provides fishing and boating areas. There is a primitive campsite near by.
*U.S. Forest Service photo.
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Camp Cadiz

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Koalin Camping

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Tower Rock Camping

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Turkey Bayou Camping

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L Places

Carbondale, IL

Carbondale, IL
Carbondale, Illinois, US
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Harrisburg Forest Service Office

802 Illinois Route 145
Harrisburg, IL, 62946 US
Harrisburg Supervisors Office
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Jonesboro Forest Service Office

342 N Main St
Jonesboro, IL, 62952 US
Jonesboro Mississippi Bluffs Ranger Station
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
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Murphysboro Forest Service Workcenter

2221 Walnut
Murphysboro, Il, 62966
Murphysboro Workcenter
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
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Vienna Forest Service Office

292 N 1st St
Vienna, IL, 62995 US
Hidden Springs Ranger Station
The Hidden Springs Ranger District’s Elizabethtown Office closed in October 2007. Hardin County Main Street is now providing information and brochures regarding the Shawnee National Forest. They are in the Old Heritage Shop on First Street (Hwy 146) in Elizabethtown, Illinois, and their hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They can be reached by phone at 618-287-4333.

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Garden of Gods Hiking Trail

Explore the Garden of the Gods
The wilderness features an outstanding scenic views along with very unusual rock formations. 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. Being adjacent to the Garden of the Gods Observation Site, this wilderness is the most popular of Shawnee's Wilderness area's.
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Grapevine Trail

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Inspiration Point Trail

The panoramic view of the Mississippi River valley and the Big Muddy bottomlands are well worth the climb. Wildlife is abundant with bird watching at a premium.

Be safe: Carry a map, compass and plenty of water. Be aware of hunters during hunting season, poisonous snakes and
poison ivy.

Surrounding Areas:
LaRue-Pine Hills/Otter Pond Research Natural Area, Clear Springs Wilderness and Bald
Knob Wilderness.
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Little Grand Canyon Hiking Trail


Little Grand Canyon features a 3.6 mile loop trail that has drastic changes in elevation.
The trail follows rocky creek beds, winds next to sheer, majestic bluffs. From the higher elevations there are panoramic views of the canyon, the Big Muddy River bottoms and Fountain Bluff. Interpretive signs explain the geological history.
A unique feature of this trail is that both the approach and exit from the canyon is via steps carved into the rocky creek beds.
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Pomona Natural Bridge

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
Jonesboro, IL, 62952
View a slide show including the sites and the sounds of this beautiful area.
This breathtaking natural bridge spans 90 feet.
Open year round for nature viewing, hiking and picnicking.

Facilities: Parking, picnic area and grill
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Rim Rock Hiking Trail

A wonderfully scenic trail, Rim Rock National Recreation Trail leads around the rim of a rock escarpment, hence its name.
Rim Rock has a long history of drawing people to its forested bluffs for hiking and picnicking. Interpretive signs along the trail explain the history of the area.

Facilities: Accessible picnic area and restrooms.
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Stone Face Hiking Trail

Located in Saline County, Stoneface research natural area, contains relatively undisturbed examples of xeric upland forest, dry upland forest, dry-mesic upland forest, loess hill prairie, barrens, sandstone glade, and sandstone cliff natural community types.
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Hiker/Equestrain Trail at Johnson Creek

View a slideshow of horseback riders on trails at Johnson Creek.
Several trails lead from the campground and link to the extensive Kinkaid Lake trail system.
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Lusk Creek Wilderness Trail

Hidden Springs Ranger District
Vienna ,
Learn more about Lusk Creek Wilderness and surrounding areas.
The wilderness features an outstanding scenic view called Indian Kitchen (Lusk Creek Canyon Nature Preserve). 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. Canoeing is very a popular activity on Lusk Creek during the spring and early summer. Camping along the creek is discouraged because of the probability of flash flooding. *Camping is not allowed in Lusk Creek Canyon Nature Preserve.
Come and explore over 4796 acres.

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Bald Knob Wilderness

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District

Cedar Lake Hiking Trail

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
Watch a slide show and listen to riders as they ride a long the River to River trail on horseback.
Four trailheads provide access to the Cedar Lake trail system. For the perfect day-hike try either Wolf Den Hollow loop trail or Little Cedar Lake loop trail. Both feature spectacular scenic overlooks, views of the lake, rock shelters and rock walls. For the long distance hiker or equestrian, the River to River Trail passes through the area from Lirley trailhead to Alto Pass. If you enjoy winter hiking, this area offers beautiful snow and ice covered landscapes. Primitive camping is permitted off the trail, at least 150 feet from the lake shore and a maximum of 14 days continuous use applies.

Facilities: Pomona Boat Launch parking area offers accessible restroom, boat launch and trailer parking. Cove Hollow trailhead and River to River trailhead have small parking lots. Landreth Rd. access has unimproved parking (small vehicles only).
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Gum Ridge Trail

Gum Ridge Rd
Ava, Illinois, US
This trail meanders through several creek crossings and the hardwood forest near Kinkaid Lake. The trail provides access to Hidden Cove, Deer Run Trail and Kinkaid Lake Trail System.

Facilities: Parking lot at Gum Ridge YCC Camp will accommodate horse trailers. Parking lot at Johnson Creek Recreation Area will accommodate horse trailers, restrooms and drinking water available.
Dispersed camping is allowed.
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Hiker/Horse River to River Trail

Hiker/Horse Trail at Pine Hills Recreational Area

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Hiking/Horse Trail at Cedar Lake

For the perfect day-hike try either Wolf Den Hollow loop trail or Little Cedar Lake loop trail. Both feature spectacular scenic overlooks, views of the lake, rock shelters and rock walls. For the long distance hiker or equestrian, the River to River Trail passes through the area from Lirley trailhead to Alto Pass. If you enjoy winter hiking, this area offers beautiful snow and ice covered landscapes.
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Ripple Hollow Hiker/Horse Trail

The north Ripple loop is 4 miles. The Dogwood Flats and north Ripple loop is 5 miles. The Dogwood Flats and West side of North Ripple loop is 4 1/2 miles. From Pine Knob to Vick Hill is 6 1/2 miles.
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Atwood Ridge

View a side show of spring flowers in the Shawnee Forest.
Atwood Ridge is a relatively undisturbed Natural Research Area of Southern Illinois. Located in Union County this area is home to many endangered plant species and it remains a site endangered American bald eagles return to each winter.
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Cedar Lake

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District
View a slide show and see for your self the many birds and wildlife that call the Shawnee Forest home.
Cedar Lake and Little Cedar Lake are beautiful, deep,clear lakes perfect for fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, primitive camping, wildlife viewing and photography.
*U.S. Forest Service photo.
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Jackson Falls

View a slide show of this beautiful place.
This natural water fall is located in the Shawnee forest and can be visited all year round.
There is also a rock climbing area available.
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Battery Rock

IL, USA
Photo from U.S. Forest Service website.
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Camp Cadiz

IL, USA
Camp Cadiz is the site of an old Civilian Conservation Corps work camp. The old foundations are still found in the campground where the buildings were about 50 years ago. The only structures left standing from the CCC days are the two large fireplaces.

Photo from U.S. Forest Service website.
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High Knob

IL, USA
Photo from U.S. Forest Service website.
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Garden of the Gods

IL, USA
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Herod

IL, USA
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Concord Cemetery

IL, USA
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Lusk Creek

IL, USA
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Eddyville

IL, USA
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Cedar Grove Road

IL, USA
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Trigg Tower Road

IL, USA
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Max Creek East

IL, USA
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Goddard Crossing

IL, USA
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Dutchman Lake

IL, USA
*U.S. Forest Service photo.
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Ferne Clyffe

IL, USA
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Panther Den

IL, USA
Panther Den was designated a wilderness area by Congress in 1990. Of the 1,195 total acres, 1,081 acres are in the Shawnee National Forest with the remaining portion in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. The Panther Den received its name from a rock formation known as the Panther Den that is located within the Wilderness area.
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Giant City Lodge

IL, USA
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Giant City

IL, USA
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Makanda

IL, USA
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Cedar Lake

IL, USA
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Alto Pass

IL, USA
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Bald Knob

IL, USA
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Winters Pond

IL, USA
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Clear Springs

IL, USA
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Devils Backbone

IL, USA
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Rock Creek

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Trigg Tower

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I Winery and Vineyards

Alto Vineyards

P.O. Box 51
Highway 127
Alto Pass, IL, 62905
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Vineyards with Tasting Room and much more.
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Blue Sky Vineyard

3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd
Makanda, IL, 62958
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One of the largest Vineyards in Southern Illinois. It is popular venue for weddings, parties, and other events.
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Hedman Vineyards

560 Chestnut St.
Alto Pass, IL, 62905
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Winery with reputation for great food.

See the Cafe' menu
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Hickory Ridge Vineyard & Winery

1598 Hickory Ridge Rd.
Pomona, IL, 62975
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Inheritance Valley Vineyards

5490 St. Rt. 127 N
Cobden, IL, 62920
Shawnee Wine Trail Map

Open for commercial sales in 2003, Inheritance Valley provides a large variety of quality wines.
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Kite Hill Vineyards

83 Kite Hill Rd
PO Box 787
Carbondale, IL, 62903
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Located in Carbondale, Illinois the Kite Hill Winery & Bread and Breakfast an is tucked away near the hills of the Shawnee National Forest.
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Orlandini Vineyard

410 Thorn Ln.
Makanda, IL, 62958
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The Vineyard started selling to the public in 2001 and recently released a delicious new sweet red wine, "Saluki Red".
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Owl Creek Vineyard

2655 Water Valley
Cobden, IL, 62920
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Founded in 1995. Owl Creek has a tasting room open year-round and offers a light menu featuring some fabulous sounding appetizers.
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Pomona Winery

2865 Hickory Ridge Rd
Pomona , IL, 62975
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The Pomona Winery, located in the Shawnee Hills, has been producing wine for nearly 20 years. Here you'll find delicious and award winning fruit wines in a relaxing wooded setting.
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Rustle Hill Winery

8595 US Highway 51
Cobden, IL, 62920
Has an amphitheater for guests to enjoy live music and many events scheduled through out the year. Rustle Hill also offers cabin rentals as well as a restaurant featuring a variety of items.
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Starview Vineyards

5100 Wing Hill Rd
Cobden, IL, 62920
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Starview is family owned and operated, featurs a tasting room year round as well as a seasonal menu of gourmet goodies.
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Von Jakob Vineyard

1309 Sadler Rd.
Pomona, IL, 62975
Learn more and get directions for both locations.

Has two locations one in Pomona and another in Alto Pass. Von Jakob offers a year round service including a famous grapevine smoked barbecue on weekends.
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