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 ...
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Shawnee Guided Hiking Tours & Shuttle Service
On 210 Indian Kitchen Rd near Eddyville IL, adjacent to the Lusk ...
21 Aug 2018
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
Zip, Skip & Sip!
Shawnee Forest Country in Southernmost Illinois is home to a wide array ...
26 Jul 2019
It’s Peachy in Shawnee Forest Country
August is National Peach Month and in Shawnee Forest Country of Southernmost ...
02 Aug 2019
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16 Aug, 2019 in
Union County Fair
Union County Fair is held at the Fairgrounds in Anna, Illinois. Rodeo, ...
17 Aug, 2019 in Bluesky Vineyards
Whiskers & Wine Gala
Doors Open 6:30pm | 7:00-8:00 Dinner Served | Close at Midnight Finding ...
24 Aug, 2019 in Camp Ondessonk
Shawnee Hills 100
Shawnee Hills 100Mi, 100K, 50K is an entire weekend of outdoor and trail ...
07 Sep, 2019 in
Riverside Art, Wine & Blues Festival
Riverside Park, Murphysboro. Always the first Saturday after Labor Day, multiple Illinois ...
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