Outdoor Recreation - Shawnee National Forest
If you are bringing your bikes you can store them insde the Inn!!
Bell Smith Springs
1705 Cedar Creek Road
Carbondale, IL 62901
Dixon Springs State Park
RR2 Box 178 Rte 146
Golconda, IL 62938
Garden of the Gods
Pomona Natural Bridge
One of the highlights of the trail is a rock staircase built into a sandstone crack in the bluff. This leads to a nice picnic shelter and one of the best lookout points in Illinois. A sandstone bluff provides excellent views of the undulating Illinois Ozarks and the Bald Knob Cross. This scenic point is also accessible by a vehicle by a secondary road that leads to Cobden.
Shawnee National Forest has great many adventures from hiking, biking, rock climbing, bird watching and more.