Lakes & Boating

Boating and fishing opportunities within the Shawnee National Forest area are numerous. Whether you are alone or with friends and family, one of the best places to take in the sights and sounds of the Shawnee National Forest is along the bank of a pond or lake.

Lake Glendale Recreation Area
Highway 145, north of Dixon Springs Dixon Springs IL Pope County http://www.lakeglendale.net/
Sahara Woods State Fish & Wildlife Area
38-2098 Glen Jones Road Saline Equality IL 62934 United States
Lake Murphysboro State Park
52 Cinder Hill Dr Murphsyboro IL Jackson County 618-684-2867
Cache River State Natural Area
930 Sunflower Lane, off Highway 37 Belknap IL Johnson County 618-634-9678
The Resort at Egyptian Hills
75 Egyptian Parkway Creal Springs IL Johnson County 618-364-8088 http://egyptianhillsresort.com/
Fishermen's Bluff Recreation Area & Boat Ramp
off State Rt. 37 on Mill Street Olmsted IL Pulaski County
Cedar Lake
Cedar Lake Road Carbondale IL Jackson County
Tall Tree Lake
Goreville IL Johnson County 618-658-9179
Pinnon Lake Cabins
1225 Gurley Loop Buncombe IL Union County 618-614-8095
Mermet Springs
6742 North US Highway 45 Belknap IL Massac County 618-527-DIVE https://www.mermetsprings.com/
Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area
off Highway 3, north of Cairo Olive Branch IL Alexander County 618-776-5691
Cave-In-Rock State Park Lodge & Cabins
1 New State Park Rd Cave-In-Rock IL Hardin County 618-289-4545 http://www.caveinrockkaylors.com/
Mermet Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
1812 Grinnell Road, off Highway 45 Belknap IL Massac County 618-524-5577
The Confluence of Ohio & Mississippi
Ft. Defiance Park Cairo IL Alexander County
Golconda Marina
Golconda IL Pope County 618-683-5875 https://www.golcondamarina.com/