Shawnee National Forest


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Shawnee National Forest

Address:50 Hwy 145 S
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Phone:618-253-7114
Fax:618-253-1060
Phone:800-699-6637
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r9/shawnee
Size: 270,000 acres.
Location:Southern tip of Illinois. Accessible by US 45 and 51; IL 1, 3, 127, 145, 146, and 151. Nearby cities/towns include Cairo, Carbondale, Harrisburg, Marion, and Murphysboro.
Facilities:15 campgrounds, 2 group camps, dispersed camping, picnic sites, marina, boat launches, trails (300 miles), scenic drive.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing.
Special Features:Little Grand Canyon, featuring cave-like overhangs, wildflowers, and unusual ferns; Millstone Bluff Archeological Area, with petroglyphs, a stone fort, cemetery, and village site from the Mississippian period; Inspiration Point Bluff, rising 350 feet above Mississippi River bottomland at the LaRue Pine Hills/Otter Pond Research Natural Area.

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from the Shawnee National Forest office in Harrisburg on Saturday, April 7.
Contract Awarded for Toilet Pumping On The Hidden Springs Ranger District Of The Shawnee National Forest
This detailed, illustrated study of the Civilian Conservation Corps of Southern Illinois highlights the CCCAEs soil conservation, reforestation, and flood relief projects in Southern Illinois, culminating in their work on creating the new Shawnee National Forest.
Study sites in southern Illinois were oriented around areas of high little brown and Indiana bat activity in the Mississippi River Floodplain region of the Shawnee National Forest (Carter et al, 2010; Carter et al.
Synopsis: "The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois, 1933-1942" is the product of more than thirty years of meticulous research by historian Kay Rippelmeyer and details the Depression-era history of the simultaneous creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.
In Vermont, a treehouse B&B nestled among the maples overlooks Green Mountain National Forest; in California, a redwood cradles an abode for rent; and on the edge of Shawnee National Forest in Illinois, one can wake up in a white oak.
In many of the southern counties the studies were limited to the boundaries of the Shawnee National Forest (Fralish et al.
Addressing his forestry students atop a limestone outcrop in the Garden of the Gods in Illinois, our professor kicked off the 1999 spring semester Recreational Land Use Planning course in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest.
Mahan as they offer how to best experience the Shawnee National Forest, a vast space of hundreds of thousands of aches spanning throughout Southern Illinois and embracing what it has for outdoorsmanship and fun along the way.
Specifically, Verizon Wireless customers will experience better coverage along the eastern side of The Lake of Egypt and the Shawnee National Forest.
Southern Illinois is home to the 250,000-acre Shawnee National Forest.
One of our equestrian organizational members, The Shawnee Trail Conservancy, is apparently going to have to file suit against the Shawnee National Forest to prevent horseback riders from being kicked off trails in that forest.