901 S. Commercial St., Harrisburg Illinois 62946
Toll Free: 800-699-6637
The Shawnee National Forest was designated in August 1933 as the Illini and Shawnee Purchase Units. It was proclaimed a National Forest by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in September 1939. The Forest consists of more than 268,400 acres and protects at least seven federally-listed threatened and endangered species which are regionally sensitive, and over 114 Forest-listed species of plants and animals. The Forest has 81 natural areas, including 10 designated for research. It has a system of 338 miles of equestrian/hiking trails, 454 campsites at 16 designated campgrounds, and 27 designated picnic areas. Recreation opportunites range from primitive dispersed campsites and trails to developed campgrounds with beaches and electricity.
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