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320 million years of erosion have sculpted incredible sandstone rock formations and bluffs. At the Shawnee National Forest, explore the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area on the 1/4-mile loop interpretive Observation Trail through an alien landscape of lumpy gnarled rocks and expansive views. There are other trails such as the 3-mile loop Little Grand Canyon Trail which travels though forest and a rising elevation of rock slabs and River to River Trail which spans 160 miles from Battery Rock on the Ohio River to Devil’s Backbone Park on the Mississippi River, no need to do it all. Wildlife abounds, look for raccoon, mink, fox, deer, bobcat and snakes. There is no charge to enter this National Forest. Camping is open year-round.
50 IL-145 South
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