“Million-dollar views are in our back yard! Southern Illinois is home to a wealth of natural beauty and plenty of activity on land, on water, and even in the air. Nearly 20,000 acres of public waterways await visitors and permanent residents alike, all surrounded by the lush Shawnee National Forest. Anyone who says Southern Illinois is boring simply isn’t looking in the right places.”
Southern Illinois is an outdoors wonderland! This tranquil locale provides scenic views and an abundance of activities for all ages. Visitors can experience an array of outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, zip lining, horseback riding, kayaking and motorcycle riding. Conveniently located near I-57 and I-24, Williamson County is the perfect first stop on your next getaway!