Friends of the

Shawnee National Forest

Supporting and Preserving the Shawnee National Forest

Friends of the Shawnee National Forest is a nonprofit organization that supports the Shawnee National Forest by promoting land stewardship, environmental education, and responsible outdoor recreation.

Visit the Shawnee

Visit Southern Illinois and experience the wonders Shawnee National Forest has to offer!

Events

Looking for something to do? Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in the community.

Volunteer

Do you have extra time to give back to the community? We’d love to hear from you!

Did You Know?

  • It’s the only national forest in the state of Illinois.
  • The Shawnee National Forest is on one of the America the Beautiful Quarters. It features Camel Rock with a red-tailed hawk soaring through the sky.
  • There are 7 designated Wilderness Areas in the Shawnee National Forest. The largest is Lusk Creek Wilderness in Pope County. The smallest is Panther Den Wilderness, located south of Carbondale in Union County.

Latest News

Friends of the Shawnee National Forest are not only invested in the forest, but the greater southern Illinois community as well.
Looking to give back? Become a supporter today!

Our Mission

Friends of the Shawnee National Forest is a nonprofit organization that supports the Shawnee National Forest by promoting land stewardship, environmental education, and responsible outdoor recreation.

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