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Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

4.7
#5 of 25 in Wildlife in Illinois
Forest Wildlife Area
Shawnee National Forest is located in Illinois. Take a look at our Elizabethtown vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Shawnee National Forest and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We hiked Rim Rock and Garden of the Gods on the same day. Rim Rock: As the name suggests, the path goes around the rock. After you park, there are about 3 paths that lead away from the parking lot. 2 ...  more »
  • Beautiful rocks and great views. The tent campgrounds were very simple, but functional. Overall a nice little place, but watch out for ticks in the woods.  more »
  • The campsites at Oak Point Campground in Shawnee National Forest are wonderful. They are large, meticulously maintained and private, with trees and vegetation between them. It is rare to find electric...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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