Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee Forest

Hikers Found Safe in Shawnee National Forest after Search

Five adults and three children were lost for about three hours.


File photo of a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Energy Companies Look To Make Southern Illinois Future Home Of ‘Fracking’

This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.



Bigfoot Group Watchful Along Flooded Missouri River

Bigfoot researchers say flooding may increase sasquatch sightings



Southern IL Bike Trail Finished 14 Years After Groundbreaking

Construction of the $7 million trail began in 1997 and it was dedicated in 2001. It travels through the Shawnee National Forest.


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