Welcome to Shawnee Forest Country!

 

EXPLORE OUR REGIONS

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EXPERIENCE THE ECLIPSE:


On August 21, 2017, join us in Southern Illinois at the point of Greatest Duration for the best view in the country of the first total solar eclipse in 9 years.

When you’re not enjoying 2 minutes and 38 seconds of this awesome and rare astronomical event, we have everything you need to enjoy your trip to Southern Illinois. Let the great dining, lodging, activities, and sights of beautiful Southern Illinois complement your Solar Eclipse experience.

Eclipse Viewing ideas:  Bald Knob Cross,  Tanglefoot Ranch, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Metropolis sites, Vienna park   Camping is still available at Moonstock and at Tall Tree Lake.

Shawnee National Forest sites and camping updates, click here

UPCOMING EVENTS IN SOUTHERNMOST ILLINOIS

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august, 2017

28jul - 7augjul 281:00 amaug 7Nine Day Trail ride

1aug1:00 am- 1:00 amGet Your Game On

2aug1:00 am- 1:00 amYoga & Wine

4aug - 5aug 41:00 amaug 5City wide yard sale

4aug - 5aug 44:00 pmaug 5Cobden Peach Festival

5aug - 6All DayWine & Food Pairing weekend

6aug1:00 am- 1:00 amDate-with-a-dog

7aug1:00 am- 1:00 amKnotty by Nature Knitting

9aug1:00 am- 1:00 amYoga & Wine

10aug4:00 pm- 11:00 pmSummertime Craft Brew Crawl

12aug1:00 am- 1:00 amLiving History at Fort Massac

16aug1:00 am- 1:00 amYoga & Wine

18aug - 26All DayUnion County Fair

18aug - 21All DayMoonstock at Walker's Bluff

19aug - 22All DayUmbra Luna Rendezvous 2017

20aug1:30 pmP.A.S.T. Heritage House open house

21aug1:00 am- 1:00 amEclipse Dinner

21aug8:00 am- 8:00 pmSolar Eclipse Golf

21aug11:00 am- 4:00 pmBlues & gospel Festival

21aug12:00 pm- 2:00 pmTotal Eclipse of the Sun

23aug1:00 am- 1:00 amYoga & Wine

24aug1:00 am- 1:00 amKnotty by Nature Knitting

27aug1:30 pmP.A.S.T. Heritage House open house

30aug1:00 am- 1:00 amYoga & Wine

MEANWHILE ON FACEBOOK…

Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau shared Makanda Eclipse's post. ... See MoreSee Less

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Superman is ready! Eclipse day is here. There are several prime viewing areas. Viewing party at Dorothy Miller Park 11-3 Fort Massac State Park Mermet Fish and Wildlife Area Or right here with Superm...

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#StaySafe at #ShawneeNationalForest today. It will be hot - so pack water! Have a great #2017Eclipse. #PlayClean lnt.org/ Logistics updates:* Garden of the Gods is closed to incoming cars, a...

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If you plan to view the Great American Eclipse, check out these safety guidelines to be prepared and stay out of harms way. www.southernillinoiseclipse.com/eclipse-safety ... See MoreSee Less

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