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Shawnee National Forest Announces 2021 Fee-Free Days

HARRISBURG, IL—January 14, 2021— The U.S. Forest Service announces they will waive fees at many of their campgrounds on special days throughout 2021 as part of the federal land management fee-free program. “These fee-free days are our way of thanking our many visitors, but also... Read More.

Shawnee National Forest Provides Customer Service Five Days a Week

HARRISBURG, IL January 14, 2021 –The Shawnee National Forest is providing contact-free customer services Monday through Friday at their offices located in Harrisburg, Jonesboro and Vienna Illinois. Although brochures and recreation information are available on the Forest's website, other services are only available at the... Read More.

Shawnee National Forest Provides Contact-free Customer Services

HARRISBURG, IL November 9, 2020 –The Shawnee National Forest is providing contact-free customer services at their offices located in Harrisburg, Jonesboro and Vienna Illinois.   Although brochures and recreation information are available on the Forest's website, visitors can now stop by the offices on Monday, Wednesday... Read More.

All-Terrain Vehicles Prohibited on Shawnee National Forest

HARRISBURG, IL. May 8, 2020 –Shawnee National Forest would like to remind the public that All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Utility Task Vehicle (UTVs), “Side-by-Sides” and Off-Highway motorized vehicles are prohibited from operating on National Forest System roads and trails as well as cross-country. All motor vehicles are prohibited... Read More.

Shawnee National Forest Continues Recreation Management

HARRISBURG, IL. April 23, 2020 –, In an effort to provide mission critical and essential services despite the historic pandemic, USDA Forest Service staff are continuing to work on projects protecting forest health and improving recreation sites. Despite the virtual workforce, significant work is being done on... Read More.