Best Hiking Trails in the Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee National Forest, located in southern Illinois, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. It offers over 280,000 acres of forests, lakes, rivers, and rugged terrain to explore. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this national forest is through hiking....

10 Things to Do in the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois

There are many more activities in southern Illinois to complete any road trip, and these ten activities in Shawnee National Forest concentrated on the park's eastern side. 1. Hiking in the Garden of the Gods The Shawnee National Forest's most popular tourist...

Why the Garden of the Gods in Herod, IL is the perfect place

The solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024 is an exciting astronomical event that is anticipated by many people all over the world. It is said to be a "total eclipse," which means that the sun will be completely blocked out by the moon, leaving the sky dark for a short...

Why Us

The Shawnee Forest Cabins are the perfect cabins for any getaway trip to the Shawnee National Forest. The cabins are the closest cabins to one of the most photographed locations in the state, The Garden of the Gods, and are just down the road from the Rim Rock Hiking and Pounds Hollow Recreational & Swimming areas. The cabins offer many of the comforts found at home such as high speed internet access, smart and satellite televisions, full kitchens and baths along with luxuries such as air conditioning, fireplaces and hot tubs. Guests who are looking to relax, hike, bike, photograph, hunt, horseback ride and just want to get away make the Shawnee Forest Cabins their first choice when visiting the Shawnee National Forest.

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745 Garden of Gods Rd, Herod IL, 62947