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Birding in Shawnee National Forest

Birding Opportunities Southern Illinois features the joining of 4 very different Natural Divisions: The Missouri Ozark Hills, the Mississippi River Bottomlands, the Shawnee Hills, and the Coastal Plain. Because of this, the Shawnee offers…
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Shawnee National Forest Backpacking

Experience the natural beauty and heritage of the Shawnee National Forest. Protect the Forest for yourself and others. Welcome to a rich hiking experience on the Shawnee National Forest! While over 300 miles of trails are marked,…
Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tours Zip Line

Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour

Illinois’ first entirely tree-based, eco-friendly zip line canopy tour, located on 83 wooded acres surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour consists of eight zip lines, the longest stretching more than 1,100 feet,…
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Map

Shawnee Wine Trail

Shawnee Trails Lodging and Suites has the closest accommodations to the interstate that leads to the wine trail on scenic forest roads to the 12 wineries nestled in the panoramic beauty of the Shawnee National Forest. Blue Sky Vineyards –…

Outstanding Scenic Spot

Located just .08 miles from Shawnee Trails Lodging and Suites, Ferne Clyffe, is a great location to enjoy the nature that Southern Illinois has to offer Ferne Clyffe State Park has been known as an outstanding natural scenic spot for a century.…
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Fishing and Hunting at Ferne Clyffe

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.…