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Hilltop Campground - Your Perfect Outdoor Getaway!

Getting Around Shawnee National Forest


1. Hiking: Shawnee National Forest offers numerous hiking trails that cater to all skill levels. Some popular trails include Ferne Clyffe State Park, Giant City State Park, Little Grand Canyon, Pomona Natural Bridge, and River to River Trail.


2. Fishing: Shawnee National Forest is home to several lakes and rivers that are perfect for fishing. Visitors can catch a variety of fish species, including bass, catfish, and crappie.


3. Horseback riding: The forest has designated horse trails where visitors can explore the scenic beauty on horseback. Equestrian-friendly trails included at Giant City State Park, Lake Glendale, Ferne Clyffe State Park and Trail of Tears State Forest.

4. Rock climbing: Garden of the Gods, Giant City State Park and Holy Boulders are popular spots for rock climbing enthusiasts. The sandstone cliffs offer challenging routes for climbers of all levels.

5. Wildlife viewing: Shawnee National Forest is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including deer, turkey, and various bird species. Visitors can go on wildlife viewing hikes or simply observe from designated areas.

6. Canoeing and kayaking: The forest has several waterways, such as the Ohio River and Cache River, where visitors can enjoy canoeing and kayaking. These waterways provide opportunities to explore the forest from a different perspective.

7. Scenic drives: The forest offers several scenic drives, such as the Garden of the Gods Road and the Ohio River Scenic Byway. These drives allow visitors to enjoy the beauty of the forest from the comfort of their vehicles.

8. Photography: With its stunning landscapes, Shawnee National Forest is a paradise for photographers. Visitors can capture the beauty of the forest, including its rock formations, waterfalls, and vibrant fall foliage.

9. Birdwatching: The forest is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 250 bird species recorded. Visitors can spot birds like bald eagles, great blue herons, and various migratory species throughout the year.

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