The Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District office located in Jonesboro, Illinois is experiencing staffing changes. Therefore the District office located at 521 N. Main Street in Jonesboro will be temporarily closed to the public from April 18th through May 2nd, 2016. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 3rd and resume its normal business hours of Tuesday through Friday, 8:00am-3:30pm and closed on Mondays.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers during this transition period. If you need information or assistance during this period, please contact or visit one of the other Forest offices located in Harrisburg (618-253-7114) or Vienna (618-658-2111). Office hours for these locations are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm.
Administered by the USDA Forest Service, the Shawnee National Forest is one of 155 national forests nationwide. As the only national forest in Illinois, the Shawnee offers numerous avenues for connecting with the natural world through its 280,000 acres of varied landscape. Whether your interests lie more in outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking or camping, or include learning about the unique natural and cultural heritage of southern Illinois, the fields, forests and streams of the Shawnee welcome you. To discover more about the Shawnee National Forest, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/shawneenf and Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/shawneenatlforest.