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Shawnee National Forest


50 Hwy. 145 S
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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Nearly 300,000 acres stretching from the Ohio River to the Mississippi River, offering camping, fishing, hunting and scenic drives.

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Drapers Bluff and Vertical Heartland Climbing School


5050 Lick Creek Rd
Buncombe, IL 62912

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Beautifully scenic and virtually undisturbed, the spectacular view from the bluff-top will not soon be forgotten. All skill levels of rock climbing classes available.

Murdale True Value


1915 W Main St
Carbondale, IL 62901

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Pomona Natural Bridge


Natural Bridge Road, south of Murphysboro on Highway 127
Pomona, IL 62975

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This beautiful stone bridge, located in the Shawnee National Forest, is one of very few natural bridge formations in the United States. Its span is 90 feet and it is between 6 and 9 feet wide.

Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour - Zip lines


635 Robinson Hill Rd
Makanda, IL 62958

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Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour consists of eight zip lines, the longest stretching more than 1,016 feet, which will zig-zag across the property's bluffs and through the valley. The tour will also include 10 platforms high in the trees, three aerial...

War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary


R.R. 1 Box 216A
Golconda, IL 62938

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The Shawnee Audubon Society owns and acts as stewards for this 500-acre wildlife sanctuary in the Illinois Ozarks located in Northern Pope County. Visitors are welcome from dawn to dusk daily, with guided tours possible with advance notice.

Lake of Egypt


11543 Lake of Egypt Road
Marion, IL 62959

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Lake of Egypt is a privately owned reservoir located six miles south of Marion, Illinois and covers 2,300 acres with 90 miles of shoreline. The lake has an average depth of 18 feet. The lake is owned by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative...

Lake Murphysboro State Park


52 Cinder Hill Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966

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Built in 1950 by the Division of Fisheries, the 145-acre lake is a tributary of Indian Creek and has a watershed of approximately 4,500 acres. The maximum water depth is 36 feet, and the lake�s 7.5 miles of shoreline are made up of rolling...