Our suites are located in the heart of Shawnee National Forest near Marion, Illinois, and just 2 minutes from Interstate 24 and 57. Shawnee Trails Lodging and Suites is dedicated to creating the perfect, relaxing vacation experience for you and yours. If you’re looking for an affordable getaway surrounded by a breathtaking national forest then look no further.
Our suites can accommodate up to 6 adults or larger families with our two-bathroom, full-kitchen models. All suites include high-speed wireless internet. Shawnee National Forest outdoor activities are in close proximity to our suites: Biking, hiking, rock climbing, boating, fishing, zip lines, horseback riding, and the great wines of the many wineries that are located near the forest.
Whether arriving from a long drive on the interstate or a wonderful day exploring the wonders and natural beauty of our area you can relax and recharge in the peace and comfort of Shawnee Trails Lodging and Suites. Come stay with us for a restful experience in the great Shawnee.
Shawnee Trails Lodging and Suites is located just steps from Ferne Clyffe State Park located in the Shawnee National Forest. Ferne Clyffe State Park has been known as an outstanding natural scenic spot for a century. An abundance of ferns, unique geological features, and unusual plant communities create an atmosphere that enhances the many recreational facilities offered at the park. Eighteen diverse trails wind through picturesque woods, allowing visitors to view fascinating rock formations and inspiring vistas.
Since 1960, the 16-acre Ferne Clyffe Lake has offered visitors additional recreational and scenic opportunities. The lake has a maximum depth of 22 feet, and a hiking trail is on the 1-mile shoreline. The lake is open to bank fishing, but boating and swimming are prohibited. Spectacular views of the lake can be seen from Lakeview Picnic Shelter and Blackjack Oak Trail.
Bank fishermen will be impressed by Ferne Clyffe Lake’s populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and redear in the lake. Hunters will appreciate the 1,750 acres of forested habitat, with good populations of deer and squirrel. Quail and rabbit populations are fair. Food patches are planted in open areas annually to enhance habitat for upland game species.
Small Town Charm
Goreville, Illinois is a small, rural community nestled in the heart of Southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest. From our Spring Fling and Freedom Fest 4th of July celebration to our exciting hunting and fishing access, Goreville is the gateway to great activities for families and friends of all ages. Our old-fashioned southern hospitality will have you making plans to return for more.
Shawnee Trails Lodging and Suites is located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest and located along the U.S. 76 TransAmerica bike route. In addition, we’re also situated along the Ferne Clyffee State Park and near several area attractions.