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  And if you're still looking for more outdoors enjoyable stuff just keep reading. There's good hiking along the River to River Trail; on a wonderful day you obtain a great vista of Vinegar Jack Hill from Shawnee National Forest. One Horse Gap is a pleasant spot to pop by close by, and why not pop by Barger Lake Dam if you're here. The beauty of Shawnee National Forest is there for your viewing pleasure.
Going to Shawnee National Forest is a great idea when you must spend some time in the wilderness. Don't leave Shawnee National Forest without first
    checking out War Bluff. Beartrack Hollow is close to Shawnee National Forest and is absolutely a good place to go to; camping at Williams Hill Pass OHV Park is always a good experience. From Shawnee National Forest you get a perfect sight of Williams Hill, and if you get bored
of Shawnee National Forest you could also go to nearby Berkel Lake.
Shawnee National Forest is right next door to Gyp Williams Hollow which is positively worth a visit.
 


If you are going to Southern Illinois you must get out and explore the Shawnee National Forest.  The best way to do this is with Shawnee Adventure Guides.  They provide safe and convenient ways to explore the region with guided rock climbing, rappelling, backpacking, hiking, kayaking and much more.  Check them out at www.ShawneeAdventureGuides.com - Shawnee Adventure Guides

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These outdoors activities are available in and near Shawnee National Forest.
 Lakes in and near Shawnee National Forest
Berkel Lake, Saline County, 10 miles away
Glen Jones Lake, Saline County, 11 miles away
Glen O Jones Lake, Saline County, 11 miles away
Lake Glendale, Pope County, 14 miles away
 Campgrounds in and near Shawnee National Forest
Thirty Four Ranch Campground, Herod, 3 miles away
Williams Hill Pass OHV Park, Harrisburg, 4 miles away
Bear Branch Campground, Eddyville, 8 miles away
Pharaoh - Gardens of the Gods, Karbers Ridge, 8 miles away
Birdsville RV and Campground, Smithland, 8 miles away
 Public Lands in and near Shawnee National Forest
Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Kentucky, 32 miles away
 Marinas in and near Shawnee National Forest
Golconda Marina, Golconda , 9 miles away
 Whitewater Rivers in and near Shawnee National Forest
Lusk Creek, Pope County County , 3 miles away, Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Lusk Creek Canyon)
Bear Branch, Pope County , 6 miles away, Class III - 4 miles long (Bridge to Lusk Creek)
 Hotels near Shawnee National Forest
Super 8 Harrisburg, Harrisburg , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Harrisburg, Harrisburg , 12 miles away
River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfa, Elizabethtown , 13 miles away
Holiday Inn Express METROPOLIS, Metropolis , 25 miles away
Super 8 Metropolis, Metropolis , 25 miles away

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