A New Glamping Experience Showcases the Wilder Side of Illinois

Your guide to nature travel in the Prairie State.

In the southern part of the state, visit Shawnee National Forest, where you can take in rugged bluffs and creeks framed by walls of moss-covered rock. Don’t miss the spectacular formation of sandstone known as the Garden of the Gods. Highlights include a quarter-mile observation walk to a panoramic viewpoint (keep an eye out for bald eagles) and a 4.2-mile trail through the rocks. Stay the night in the Shawnee National Forest Cabins, a collection of cozy tree houses with kitchenettes, fireplaces, and hot tubs among the trees.

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