Spanning 289,000 acres, Shawnee National Forest is nestled in Southern Illinois between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. It features strikingly beautiful oak-hickory forests, flourishing wetlands, lush canyons, razorback ridges and unique geological features.
A rare convergence of six natural ecological regions results in a diversity of plant and animal species. With nearly 1 million people visiting annually, the forest serves as a retreat to Americans living in urban areas; more than 30 U.S. cities are within a six hour drive
Our cabins are within reach of a multitude of ways to spend your time. Relax, eat and explore the surrounding areas. The Shawnee National Forest is your back yard.
Experience unforgettable wines, fall in love with beautiful scenery, and savor your experience all on the Shawnee Wine Trail.
Southern Illinois doesn’t just provide great wine and great views, it’s also home to delicious meals too!
Nestled in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, you’re surrounded by natural beauty and awe-inspiring landmarks.
If you’re looking to burn off some of those extra calories from all the delicious food you’ve eaten, here you go!