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Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

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  • September 24, 2017
    There are so many choices for hiking trails in Shawnee national forest. There is Giant city with pretty easy trails. Garden of the gods has amazing rock formations. Little grand Canyon is very challen...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    We had a great time camping at Turkey Bayou Campground. The campground was completely full with campers celebrating the 2017 solar eclipse, a rare event that drew thousands from around the world to so...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Well, it's difficult to tell you all the different activities available in the Shawnee National Forest, but here are some of the highlights. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails, hundreds of c...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    There are many interesting places to go,beautiful sights, food varieties, antique shops as well as other shopping. The people are quite friendly and willing to help you find what you're looking for. I've lived here for 5 years and wasn't sure I'd like being here with my family 2 hours away but I enjoy it. There is always something to do if you don't want to just sit and enjoy the beauty. I assume that's why it's called God's Country.
  • May 20, 2017
    One of my favorite national forests. It is kind of broken up, with various towns within the forest, but the different spots make it worth the trip. Go see garden of the gods. It's a breathtaking sight especially in the fall. If it hasn't rained a lot recently go and see little Grand canyon and play around in the bottoms area.
  • July 5, 2017
    It was a first-class operation. I felt very safe and I felt like the guides really cared about us having a good time. I just wish there were more runs LOL
  • June 4, 2017
    Did i luck out. After driving in rain for 6 hours, i got an hour of clear skies, enough time to visit The Garden of the Gods. It was beautiful there. The park, parking lot and bathrooms were very well maintained.
  • June 7, 2017
    Camping is great here! Me and my family love Johnson Creek and go camping there every summer. The restrooms are clean and the people who work there are real friendly.

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