A trip to Shawnee National Forest wouldn’t be complete without having an amazing camping option to call your home for the holiday. This is why it’s a good idea to make the most of your natural surroundings by renting one of the best places to stay; one that will put you in the heart of nature, where you can rest up for the days ahead. As the only national forest in Illinois, Shawnee National Forest is a true gem for those wanting to experience the wilderness. With sparkling lakes, lush forests and an abundance of local wildlife waiting to be discovered, it’s no surprise it is so popular. Catch the sun going down over Garden of the Gods as you hike, and explore the forests of Giant City State Park, where numerous hiking trails can be followed.