Enjoy eco-friendly cabins near Shawnee National Forest in Illinois! Imagine the family roasting marshmallows over a blazing fire under the moon and stars and viewing wildlife that is not in a zoo. Stay in a secluded cabin, a unique treehouse, or a cozy cottage. The level of amenities is up to the traveler. Local highlights in the surrounding area include proximity to the city of Chicago and Lake Michigan, beaches, and is easily accessible from other states. This gem of a state is known for a range of outdoor activities like hunting, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and water skiing. The Illinois state park's website organizes the parks according to the activities you are interested It is definitely a place where irreplaceable family memories will be made without making hotel reservations.