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EASTERN REGION

Drawn by the mighty Ohio River and the lush green forests along her shore, early Europeans settled in these Illinois Ozarks during the late 1700s. Today the quiet hills and river towns beckon visitors for a different kind of vacation. Little changed from the early years, this corner of southeastern Illinois offers a pleasant diversion for travelers seeking the road less traveled. This is a land of natural beauty unequaled anywhere in the state. Surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest, scenic roads guide you along the Ohio River and through rolling hills with mysterious hollows, rocky bluffs, curious rock formations and hardwood forests.

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Dog Hollow Campground
Home Forest Road Simpson IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-647-2270
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Hardin County Golf Club
Home Route 1 Cave-In-Rock IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-289-4587 Website: Web site
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Shawnee Chief Motel
Home 163 W Shawnee Ave Shawneetown IL Gallatin County Home Phone: 618-269-3193
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Shawnee National Forest
Home 50 Hwy. 145 S Harrisburg IL Saline County Home Phone: 618-253-7114 Website: Website
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Phoenix Pizza
Home S. Adams St Golconda IL Pope County
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Bay City Lodging
Home Bay City Rd. Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-4305 Website: Website
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Nanny’s Family Restaurant
Home 101 South Broadway Rosiclare IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-285-7060
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Lake Glendale Stables & Lodge
Home 201A Lake Glendale Road Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-949-3737 Website: Website
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Garden of the Gods Recreation Area
Home off Karbers Ridge Road, approximately 20 miles southeast of Harrisburg Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-253-7114 Home Phone: 618-658-2111 Website: Website
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Dixon Springs State Park
Home West on Highway 146 Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-949-3394 Website: Website
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Illinois Iron Furnace
Home North of Elizabethtown Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-658-2111 Website: Website
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River Road Lodge
Home Rt 1, Box 233 Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-534-8361
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Pope County Historical Museum
Home 112 N. Columbus Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-9702
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Little Lusk Trail Lodge and Campground
Home 12 miles south of Harrisburg on Route 145 Stonefort IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-672-4303
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Backporch Baskets
Home Karbers Ridge IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-264-6000
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Circle B Ranch
Home Highway 145 Eddyville IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-672-4748
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Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau
Home 1000 North Main Street/ Cottage 1 Anna IL Union County Home Phone: 618-833-9928 Website: Website
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Bay Creek Ranch
Home RR 1 Box 189 Simpson IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-695-2670 Website: Website
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Hayes Canyon Campground & Cabins
Home 1 mile off Highway 145 Eddyville IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-672-4751 Website: Website
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Kountry Korner
Home Corner of Garden of the gods Road & Karbers Ridge Road Kabers Ridge IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-264-4053
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Charlene’s Candles & Gifts
Home 1 mile west of Golconda on Highway 146 Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-8471
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Nancy’s Riverside Quilts
Home 146 East Main Street Cave-In-Rock IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-289-4513 Website: Website
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Sahara Woods State Fish & Wildlife Area
Work 38-2098 Glen Jones Road Saline Equality IL 62934 United States Website: website
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Cave-in-Rock State Park
Home 1 New State Park Road Cave-in-Rock IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-289-4545 Website: Website
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Illinois Campground Association
Home Phone: 847-395-6090 Website: Website
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Five Column Bank
Home Main Street Gallatin Old Shawneetown IL
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A – Frame at Cave-in-Rock, The
Home Tower Rock Road Cave-In-Rock IL 62919 Hardin County Home Phone: 618-289-4545 Website: Website
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Tower Rock Recreation Area
Home 4 miles east of Elizabethtown, Highway 146 east to Tower Rock Road, turn east onto Tower rock road Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-2201 Website: website
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Millstone Bluff
Home off Highway 147 near Robbs Robbs IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-253-7114
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Riverport Antique & Gifts
Home 301 Main Street Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-2002
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Little Creek Archery
Home Eddyville IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-672-4316
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Winery Tours of Southern Illinois
Home Phone: 618.564.2524 Website: Website
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Crabb-Abbott Farm
Home Hound Ridge Rd Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618 949 3355
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Willowbrook Cabin Rental
Home 610 Eddyville Road Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-672-4815 Website: Website
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Ms. Lizzie’s Restaurant
Home 314 Market St. Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-FOOD
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You’re So Vane Bicycle repairs and Portage service
Work 112 East Carline Street Carrier Mills IL 62917 Saline County Home Phone: 630-877-7984 Website: Website
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Barren Creek Cottages
Home Smithland Pool, Ohio River at Bay City Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-684-4004 Website: Website
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Rauchfuss Hill Campground
Home North on Highway 146 Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-949-3304
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Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Home Phone: 217-782-7454 Website: Website
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Levee Lounge at the Riverview Mansion
Home 222 South Columbus Ave. Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: (618) 683-2196 Website: Website
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Lusk Creek Lodge
Home Corner of Harrison & Washington St. Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 270-898-3892
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Rim Rock’s Dogwood Cabins
Home Karbers Ridge Road Kabers Ridge IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-264-6036 Website: Website
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American Fluorite Museum
Home Main Street, P.O. Box 755 Rosiclare IL 62982 Hardin County Home Phone: 618-285-3513
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Riverview Mansion Hotel
Home 222 S Columbus Ave Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-2196 Website: Website
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Rose Clare Crafts & Antique Mall
Home Main Street Rosiclare IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-285-7030
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Bay City General Store
Home 12 Miles South of Golconda Bay City IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-4305 Website: Website
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Pleasant View Lodging
Home Bassett Blacktop Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-8873
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Cedar Hill River Resort
Home Tower Rock Road Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-6001 Website: Website
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Kaylors’
Home New State Park Road Cave-In-Rock IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-289-4545
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Belle’s Diner
Home 295 North Lincoln Boulevard West Gallatin Shawneetown IL 62984 Work Phone: (618) 269-4205
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Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreation Area
Home Karbers Ridge Road, off Highway 1 southeast Kabers Ridge IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-253-7114 Website: Website
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Gillio’s Pizza
Work 167 E Shawnee Ave Gallatin Shawneetown IL 62984 United States Work Phone: (618) 269-4351
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Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum
Home 1600 South Feazel St Harrisburg IL Saline County Home Phone: 618-253-7342 Website: Website
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Shawnee Trails End Stables
Home Henry Hicks Rd Herod IL Pope County Home Phone: 866-439-8149 Website: Website
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Lake Glendale Recreation Area
Home Highway 145, north of Dixon Springs Dixon Springs IL Pope County Website: website
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Chocolate Factory, Inc.
Home Highway 146 West of Golconda Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-949-3829 Website: Website
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Round Pond Lodging & Outfitters
Home RR 1 Box 302 Brookport IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-564-2857 Website: Website
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Black History Monument
Home Fulton Street and Green Drive Gallatin Shawneetown IL
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Jo Ann’s Carryout
Home Spring & 4th St Rosiclare IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-285-6366
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Roper’s Landing Campground & Lodging
Home Roper’s Landing Road Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-9006
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Timber Ridge Outpost and Cabins
Home RR2 Box 34a Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-264-9091 Website: Website
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Shawnee Restaurant & Lounge
Home 111 Straight Street Eddyville IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-672-4790
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Bureau of Tourism – State Travel Information
Home Phone: 800-406-6418 Website: Website
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Diver Down
Home Main Street Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: (618) 683-3483
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The Apartment at 217
Home 217 A West Poplar Harrisburg IL Saline County Home Phone: (618) 499-0069 Website: Website
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River to River Trail
Home Across Southernmost Illinois Home Phone: 618-252-6789 Website: Website
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Main Street Mercantile
Home Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-7721
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War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Home R.R. 1 Box 216A Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-2222 Website: Website
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Michael’s Motel
Home 816 S. Adams Street Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-2424 Website: Website
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Outback Recreations
Home Rt. 2 Box 145B Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-949-3983 Website: Website
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Golconda Marina
Home Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-5875 Website: Website
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All Around Outfitters, LLC
Home Rt 1, Box 34 Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 937-726-3792 Website: Website
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The Hideout Cabin
Home Eddyville IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-942-3880
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Quality Inn
Home 100A East Seright St Harrisburg IL Saline County Home Phone: (618) 252-2442 Website: Website
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Deer Run Campground
Home Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-8410
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Super 8 – Harrisburg
Work Hwy 45 Harrisburg IL 62946 Saline County Work Phone: 618-253-8081
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Cave-In-Rock State Park Lodge & Cabins
Home 1 New State Park Rd Cave-In-Rock IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-289-4545 Website: Website
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The Rock Inn Motel
Home RR 1 Box 25, Highway 1 Cave-In-Rock IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-926-6112
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Town and Country Restaurant
Home RR1, Box 74A Rosiclare IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-2611
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Hilltop Hideaway
Home 171 Robinson Rd Herod IL 62947 Hardin County Home Phone: 618-841-4008 Home Phone: 618-527-6171 Website: Website
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The Refuge
Home 117 N Monroe St Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-967-6192 Website: Website
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Shawnee Forest Cabins
Home 745 Garden of the Gods Rd Herod IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-751-9926 Website: Website
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Riverport Restaurant
Home 319 E Main St Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-2602
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Westwood Cemetery
Home Westwood Cemetery Dr Shawneetown IL Gallatin
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Roses’ Restaurant
Home Rt 1 Cave-In-Rock IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-289-2880
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E’ Town River Restaurant
Home 100 Front Street Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-2333
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Ohio River Scenic Byway
Home PO Box 746 Hardin Rosiclare IL 62982 United States Website: Website
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Dari Barr
Home Main Street Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-4878
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Hogg Hollow Winery
Home 48 East Glendale Road Golconda IL 62938 Pope County Home Phone: 618-695-WINE Website: Website
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IDOT, Illinois Driving Conditions
Home Phone: 800-452-IDOT Website: Website
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Shawnee Home Place
Home Lower Rosiclare Road Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-313-0203 Website: Website
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Williams Hill Pass OHV Park & Campground
Work 1935 Peak Road Saline Harrisburg IL 62946 United States Website: Website
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Shawnee Shuttle
Home Phone: 618-201-4841 Website: Website
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Economy Inn & Suites
Home 411 E Poplar St Harrisburg IL Saline County Home Phone: 618-253-7651
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Ma and Pa’s Restaurant
Home Main Street Elizabethton IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-8817
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Lost Creek Outdoors
Home RR #1 Box 133 Springerton IL Home Phone: 618-308-0216 Website: Website
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Flower Basket Flowers & Gifts
Home Main Street Rosiclare IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-285-3518
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Lock & Dam Houses
Home Water Street Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618-683-6702 Website: Website
Photo of TK Ranch Campground
TK Ranch Campground
Home 584 Lusk Road Golconda IL Pope County Home Phone: 618.922.3925 Website: Website
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Grand Rose Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Home 10 Main Street Elizabethtown IL Hardin County Home Phone: 618-287-2872 Website: Website
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Steam Cafe
Home 10 Cherry Street, Suite #3 Harrisburg IL Saline County Home Phone: 618-926-5477
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