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Southern Region
Shawnee National Forest
Shawnee National Forest © John Zignich
Garden of the Gods
901 South Commercial Street
Harrisburg, Illinois   62946
Welcome! Explore the Shawnee National Forest. Enjoy the splendors of the varied natural resources of the largest, most diversified treasure in Illinois. Major highways lead to this heartland. Find some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest.
 Hiking Trailyes
Nearby Accommodations
Timber Ridge Outpost Cabins - Elizabethtown, IL
Cottages and Cabins
Come back to a simpler time when families played games together in the evenings and sat on the porch talking into the night. Enjoy some southern hospitality while staying in a real Log Cabin or a one-of-a-kind luxurious Tree House
19.9 miles from park*
Cottages and Cabins
Enjoy a getaway to nearby Southern Illinois with Shawnee National Forest Cabins. Rustic log cabin rentals with modern comforts such as hot tubs, Wifi and satellite TV located near Garden of the God in the Shawnee National Forest.
17.7 miles from park*
Cottages and Cabins
LARGE 2 and 3 bedroom private CABINS located near many of the major ATTRACTIONS of the Shawnee National FOREST and the surrounding Southern ILLINOIS area. All cabins offer incredible VALUE as they are fully furnished with everything needed including full kitchens with cookware, microwave, liens, fire pits and wood, outdoor grill, satellite TV and even FREE internet. Open all seasons
13.5 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 26 yearly trip.... if not more by Jeff Cope
A favorite place, and mandatory yearly treck during the fall... But going more often is always an enjoyable.
October 10 Great place for FALL colors!!
Had a great time at the park.. nice park for hiking in colorful FALL season.
September 27 a wonderful place to be
loved it going back again, a great place to hike beautiful place

Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Pinnon Lake Cabins - Buncombe, IL
Cottages and Cabins
Tucked away in the picturesque rolling hills of Southern Illinois, our location rests on the highly acclaimed Southern Illinois Wine Trail. Pinnon Lake cabins are ten tranquil minutes from the edge of Shawnee National Forest. Moments from anywhere yet feels like miles from it all.
24.1 miles from park*


Illinois State Parks