Places To Stay

To take in the wonderful natural attractions here in Pope County, Illinois, stay the weekend. Squeeze more fun, family, and natural experiences into your trip to the Shawnee National Forest by staying at the relaxing and comfortable lodging provided by our local business owners or rough it by camping in the Shawnee National Forest at a variety of campsites that are sure to meet your needs.

Cabins are the most popular choice for families, hunting groups, and fishing groups that enjoy an extended stay in Shawnee National Forest. Campsites are great for hikers who like to start their day when the sun rises, or you may enjoy the rustic charm of a local hotel or Bed & Breakfast. No matter your lodging preferences, you will find the accommodations that provide everything that you are looking for out of your experience in the Shawnee National Forest.


  Shawnee National Forest Cabins
Cabins here in the Shawnee National Forest provide a home
away from home with furnishings and amenities that will outfit
your private stay with anything you need: fully furnished
kitchens, laundry facilities, firepits, and outdoor decks to relax
and recharge after a day of exploring Southern Illinois.
  Hotels and B&Bs
If you are looking for a great room with wonderful views and maybe
even a continental breakfast, stay with one of Pope County’s
wonderful local business owners for a relaxing vacation with
no chores and people to talk with during those beautiful
temperate Southern Illinois nights.
If you love roughing it in the wilderness or want to bring your
personal RV or camper, Shawnee National Forest Campsites
are the way to go. Hookup to water and electricity, bring your
equine partner, or enjoy the simplicity of one of the primitive
sites for your next backpacking adventure.