Shawnee National Forest is one of the most famous in Illinois, and is characterized by dense forests, an abundance of hiking trails, and lakes you can go wild swimming in. It is no surprise that it is so popular among campers, as there are a number of natural attractions to cater to everyone. Make sure to watch the sun go down in the Garden of the Gods, where views can stretch into the horizon, and can’t me missed on a hiking trip. Try climbing on the shores of Kinkaid Lake, where you can also fish in its waters, and see the crashing waters of Jackson Falls. Most of all, remember to stay in a unique rental to ensure your holiday stands out from the rest.