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Forest Service Temporarily Closes Visitor Services at Jonesboro Location

Jonesboro, March 24, 2021— Beginning March 22 the Shawnee National Forest, Mississippi Bluffs Ranger Station located in Jonesboro, Illinois will close temporarily, due to staff shortages.  Forest offices located in Vienna and Harrisburg will continue to provide at-the-door service to the public during normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Our Jonesboro location will continue to provide free visitor information in its outside information kiosk. For customer service please contact either the Hidden Springs Ranger Station in Vienna at (618) 658-2111 or Forest Headquarters in Harrisburg at (618) 253-7114.

We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers during the temporary closure and would like to remind our patrons that information is always available 24/7 on the Forest’s website at:


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