Shawnee National Forest
Administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the Shawnee National Forest is one of 155 national forests nationwide. The Shawnee National Forest, located in the Ozark and Shawnee Hills of Southern Illi...
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One Horse Gap
One Horse Gap is managed by the US Forest Service, located in Southern Illinois Shawnee National Forest just outside the town of Herod.The One Horse Gap Trail is famous for a short loop trail known as...
Bald Knob Wilderness
The Bald Knob Wilderness is a 5,973-acre (24.2 km²) parcel of land listed as a Wilderness Area of the United States. It is, by acreage, the largest wilderness area located within the U.S. state ...
River to River Trail
The River to River Trail is a 160 mile (256 km)-long hiking trail that serves Shawnee National Forest in far southern Illinois. Its eastern end has historically been Battery Rock, overlooking th...
Union Lookout
Union Lookout is a lookout tower located within Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County, Illinois, United States. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the tower circa 1934 as part of a network of...
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Tunnel Hill State Trail
The Tunnel Hill State Trail is a bicycle trail running from Harrisburg to Karnak, Illinois. The trail runs along the former bed of a part of the Cairo and Vincennes Railroad, a transportation unit led...
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Cedar Lake (Illinois)
Cedar Lake is a 1,750-acre (7.0 km²) reservoir in southern Illinois, created by the damming of Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Big Muddy River, in 1974. The lake is located in Jackson County, so...
Cache River State Natural Area
Cache River State Natural Area is an Illinois state park on 14,314 acres (5,793 ha) in Johnson County, Illinois, United States.
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Bell Smith Springs
Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area is a National Natural Landmark designated in 1980 and located in Shawnee National Forest within Pope County, on Country Road 350E (also designated as Forest Road 848...
Clear Creek (Illinois)
Clear Creek is a southern Illinois watercourse that rises in Jackson County and Union County, and discharges into the Mississippi River in Alexander County.
Clear Creek is neatly divided by the bl...
Pomona Natural Bridge
The Pomona Natural Bridge is a natural bridge approximately 30m long, 3m wide, and 3m thick, located near Pomona, IL. It is in the Shawnee National Forest. Author = Tom Kent 89°20′35.74″W࿯...
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Panther Den Wilderness

The Panther Den Wilderness is a 1,195-acre (4.84 km) parcel of land listed as a Wilderness Area of the United States. It is located within the Shawnee National Forest in Union County in the...
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Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge
The Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Cache River watershed in southernmost Illinois, largely in Pulaski County, but with extensions into Union, Alexander, and Johnson counties....
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Lusk Creek Wilderness
The Lusk Creek Wilderness is a 6,293-acre (25.47 km) parcel of land listed as a Wilderness Area of the United States. It is located within the Shawnee National Forest in Pope County, Illinois. ...
Lake of Egypt
Lake of Egypt is a reservoir in the Little Egypt region of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is located six miles (10 km) south of Marion, Illinois and covers 2,300 acres (9 km²) with 90 miles ...
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Burden Falls Wilderness
The Burden Falls Wilderness is a 3,775-acre (15.3 km²) unit of the Shawnee National Forest. It is located in northwestern Pope County and southwestern Saline County, Illinois. The wilderness is char...
Heron Pond – Little Black Slough Nature Preserve
Heron Pond – Little Black Slough Nature Preserve is a parcel of protected wetland property located approximately 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Vienna in Johnson County, Illinois. It was designated...
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Bay Creek Wilderness
The Bay Creek Wilderness is a 2,866-acre (11.60 km) parcel of land listed as a Wilderness Area of the United States. It is located within the Shawnee National Forest in Pope County, Illinois. T...
Clear Springs Wilderness
The Clear Springs Wilderness is a 4,730-acre (19.1 km²) parcel of land listed as a Wilderness Area of the United States. It contains the LaRue-Pine Hills Ecological Area, a National Natural Land...
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Devils Kitchen Lake
Devil's Kitchen Lake is an 810-acre (3.3 km²) reservoir in southern Illinois, created by the damming of Grassy Creek, a tributary of Crab Orchard Lake and the Big Muddy River. Most of the lake i...
Garden of the Gods Wilderness
The Garden of the Gods Wilderness is a 3,318-acre (13.43 km) parcel of land listed as a Wilderness Area of the United States. It is located within the Shawnee National Forest in Hardin County, P...
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Sielbeck Forest Natural Area
Sielbeck Forest Natural Area is an Illinois state park on 385 acres (156 ha) in Johnson County, Illinois, United States.
Little Grand Canyon
The Little Grand Canyon is a box canyon located in Shawnee National Forest in Jackson County, Illinois south of Murphysboro. It is located on east bank of the Big Muddy River across from Turkey Bayou ...
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Ferne Clyffe State Park
Ferne Clyffe State Park is an Illinois state park on 2,430 acres (983 ha) in Johnson County, Illinois, United States. The nearest town is Goreville, Illinois, and the nearest connection to a lim...