and Towering Cliffs
See what Southern Illinois has to offer
From the Banks of the Ohio
to the Edge of the Mississippi
Read more about Shawnee's natural wonders
Home to Diverse Wildlife
and Untold Natural Wonder
Southern Illinois has limitless options
Welcome to Shawnee Forest Country!
You're invited to explore our different regions...
Western side of the forest and Wine Country
Cache River Wetlands and Metropolis
Eastern side of the forest and Garden of the Gods
Explore our trails!
The past lives on in many valued collectibles you’ll find in Southernmost Illinois.
Lakes & Boating
Take in the sights and sounds of Shawnee National Forest along the banks of our beautiful ponds or lakes.
Check out the work of famous local artists in any of the several art galleries found in Southernmost Illinois.
See striking Southern Illinois in all of it's breathtaking natural beauty and adventure.
Eateries & BBQ
Indulge in our unique local breweries and delicious BBQ.
Wineries & Breweries
Delve into our abundant orchards and dozens of scenic wineries.
Numerous large, well stocked lakes and hundreds of acres of National Forest always within a short distance.
History & Museums
Southern Illinois has a long and rich history spread throughout many forts, buildings, Civil War relics, and churches that are over a century old.
News you can use ...
Keep up to date with all things going on in Southernmost Illinois by checking out our latest blog posts!
Shawnee Guided Hiking Tours & Shuttle Service
On 210 Indian Kitchen Rd near Eddyville IL, adjacent to the Lusk ...
21 Aug 2018
New River To River Trail Guide
The River to River Trail Society is pleased to announce the publication ...
05 Nov 2018
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail – A Favorite Among Wine Lovers
Whether you’re traveling through the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail on vacation or ...
23 Apr 2019
Summer Adventure in Shawnee – Bring the Family Together Outside
The days are longer and it’s time to trade some screen time ...
05 May 2019
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01 Jun, 2019 in Golconda
Lusk Creek BBQ Festival
Lusk Creek BBQ Festival is held in Downtown Golconda, and features bands, ...
06 Jun, 2019 in Metropolis
Held in Metropolis, Illinois during the second weekend of June every year. ...
07 Jun, 2019 in Anna
Annabelle Street festival
The 6th Annual Annabelle Street Festival will be held in downtown Anna, ...
11 Jul, 2019 in along Hwy 146
River to River Yard sale
River to River Yard Sales: Along Hwy 146 from Cave In Rock ...
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