Recreation/Tourism
AccessSI
AccessSI is a community online resource directory for southern Illinois that provides accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about nonprofit southern Illinois agencies in the following categories:  health, social services, education, governmental, cultural, recreation, and workforce employment training and transition services.
Alto Wine Trail Loft--Alto Pass, IL
Located on Main Street in historic downtown Alto Pass, close to Southern Illinois University, Giant City and the Shawnee Wine Trail. The Alto Wine Trail Loft provides new and unique accommodations for experiencing the wineries and wilderness of Southern Illinois.
Anthill Gallery--Cobden, IL
Anthill Gallery is home to the photography of Bob Hageman and the stained-glass work of Linda Austin. For well over twenty years, Linda and Bob have been making and displaying their unique artworks throughout the Midwest, and they are now for the first time making them available to a broader audience.
Back 2 Basics
Enjoy the luxury of Back 2 Basics' brand-new A-frame cabins nestled on 84 secluded acres of rolling hills six minutes driving from Blue Sky Vineyard.  Each cabin sleeps from two to six comfortably, has a stocked kitchenette and private bath, and a view of the lake.
Bed & Breakfast Inns Online
Find a B & B in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.  Also includes a large recipe index.
The Cabin at Mountain Glen
Relax in this luxurious cabin nestled on 60 acres of pristine woods, pasture and prairie.
Cabin by the Pond--Carbondale, IL
This cabin is located 1 mile south of Carbondale.  Site includes pictures and pricing.
Cabin on the Hill--Carbondale, IL
If you are looking for a peaceful and private retreat look no further than Cabin On the Hill.  Site includes pictures, pricing, and area attractions.
Cabins in Southern Illinois
Lists area cabins for rent.
Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau
Lists things to see and do around Carbondale
Carbondale Rocks
A guide for having fun in Carbondale, IL.
Coen Expeditions--Pope & Hardin Counties, IL
White-tailed deer and wild turkey outfitter offering guided trophy whitetail deer and turkey hunts on our 1000+ acres in Southern Illinois' Pope & Hardin Counties near the Shawnee National Forest.  Archery, muzzleloader, and shotgun hunts available.  Modern hunting lodge on premises, home cooked meals included.  We also offer a range of "great outdoor adventures," including guided fishing trips, horseback/trail rides, 4-wheel adventures, hiking, backpacking, camping, boating, birding safaris, hayrides, and picnics/corporate retreats.  Come and have some outdoor fun.
Country Cabins--Rockwood, IL
Located in Rockwood, IL, just south of Chester.
Creekside Cabin--Alto Pass, IL
Located on the River to River Trail in the Shawnee National Forest.
D & M Hunting Club--Marion, IL
A goose hunting club located in Marion, IL.  Site includes pictures, map, pricing and other general information.  Excellent webpage.
Davie School Inn--Anna, IL
One of the largest bed and breakfasts in Illinois.
Discount Illinois Hotels
Information on hotels in Illinois.
Duncan/Etzkorn-Bruce Goff Castle Dwelling Bed and Breakfast--Cobden, IL
Retreat from the outer world to a 25 acre kingdom, an American castle built by Hugh Duncan, a professor of sociology whose hallmark was analysis of architecture, in particular American Architecture.  Site includes lots of pictures.
Gander Flats Goose Hunting Club--Ware, IL
A goose and duck hunting club located in southern Illinois along the Mississippi Flyway adjacent to the Union County Refuge.
Ganer Hill Goose Club--DuQuoin, IL
Offers top-quality waterfowl hunting.  Rated #2 in Southern Illinois for overall goose kills in 2001-2002.
Glenn's Hunting Club--Marion, IL
Glenn's Hunting Club is located in Marion, Illinois, adjacent to the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.  The club features a heated club house with viewing windows for members and day hunters. There are seven permanent, five man, heated goose pits.
Great Rivers Scenic Byway Area
The great rivers scenic byway area is where the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers meet.  Site covers local events and festivals, shopping, antiques, places to eat and stay, water activities and much more.
Green Retreat--Murphysboro, IL
Green Retreat is a family-owned and operated, environmentally friendly agritourism business committed to community outreach.  Our various lodging and recreational choices offer unique opportunities for virtually any event or accommodation need.
Hidden Lake Bed & Breakfast--Jonesboro, IL
Nestled amongst twelve acres of woods and gardens, finely appointed guest rooms and suites, all with private baths, welcome you to first class treatment and quiet country elegance.
Hummingbird Hollow Bed and Breakfast--Tamms, IL
With it's location in the hills of the Shawnee National Forest the opportunity for that great romantic weekend, family vacation, or business trip is just a phone call away.  Site includes a photo tour.
Illinois Anglers Online
Angler websites assembled by the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council.
Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association
Search for unique inspected and approved accommodations in Illinois.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
A recreation site for Illinois.  Includes hunting and fishing licensing.
J & M Quarter Horses, LLC--Alto Pass, IL
A training facility offering horse training, boarding, riding lessons, clinics, and competitions.
Jersey County Victorian Festival--Jerseyville, IL
Site includes reenactment & tour schedules.
Kite Hill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast--Carbondale, IL
Located on a 30 acre estate with a 5 acre vineyard all surrounding Kite Hill Pond.
Land for Learning Institute
Offers outdoor education programs.
Leven Cox's Duck and Goose Hunting
Lots of hunting information including migration reports, hunting reports, season dates, maps, forecasts, license information and hunting links.
Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina
Boat rentals including pontoon boats, jon boats, canoes, and kayaks.  Full hookup, electric and water and primitive sites.  Campground open through deer season.  Reservations accepted.
Marion Campground & RV Park--Marion, IL
Featured in the heart of southern Illinois, Marion Campground & RV Park is opened year-round.
Mary's Bed and Breakfast--Herrin, IL
Located next to Mary's Restaurant, one of the premier fine dining restaurants in the area.  Both are in 100+ year old homes in downtown Herrin, IL.
Mason Ridge Bed & Breakfast--Pomona, IL
Nestled deep in the Shawnee National Forest and along the Shawnee Wine Trail.
McLeod Summer Playhouse--Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois' Professional Theater.  Spectacular musical theater productions in the summer performed in the McLeod Theater on the campus of SIUC in Carbondale, IL.  For tickets and schedules call the box office at 618-453-3001.
Monroe Actors Stage Company--Waterloo, IL
Lists upcoming performances and auditions.
Mt. Vernon, IL Visitors Bureau
Includes a calendar, attractions, lodging, dining, transportation, area maps, and government services.
Oak Grove Cabin--Makanda, IL
Enjoy 10 acres of secluded woods from your private, outdoor hot tub.  Sit inside by the fireplace.  Prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen.  Sleep soundly in the king size bed.  Enjoy many area attractions within minutes.  Just a short drive to Carbondale.
Oak Grove Outfitters
Offers whitetail deer hunting for 4 to 6 people on well over 1000 acres in Gallatin and Saline counties in Southern Illinois.
Old Bethlehem School Cottage Bed and Breakfast--Metropolis, IL
A large farm that includes a newly remodeled old school bed and breakfast, campsites, and hunting.
Olde Squat Inn Bed and Breakfast--Marion, IL
The Inn is among the most historic Inns in southern Illinois and Williamson County's only bed and breakfast.  It is a family operation that has saved 27 original log cabins from destruction.
Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins--Elizabethtown, IL
Offers cabin rentals close to Rim Rock, the Shawnee National Forest, River to River, and Cave In Rock.  Site includes rates and links to area attractions.
River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast--Elizabethtown, IL
A Greek Revival Mansion, nestled on the banks of the beautiful, historic Ohio River by the Shawnee National Forest.
Rustic Hideaway Cabins--Jonesboro, IL
Two cabins adjoin approximately 800 acres of the Shawnee Forest for your hiking enjoyment.
Saline County Tourism--Harrisburg, IL
The official site of the Saline County Tourism Board.  Contains information about the Shawnee National Forest.  Site includes history, scenic attractions, historic attractions, area events, recreation, scenic tours, accommodations, and maps.
Shawnee Audubon Society
Southern Illinois Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society and Stewards of War Bluff Valley Sanctuary.
Shawnee Heartland--Tourism Guide for Union County
Shawnee Heartland is a tourism information guide as well as a local information web site.  Includes events, businesses, churches, history, government, area maps, organizations, hunting and fishing sites, wineries, etc.  It's free for any Union County resident or Union County Chamber Member to use as a tool to promote their business or organization and local events.
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Bed & Breakfast Asssociation
Lists member area bed and breakfast.
Shawnee Homeplace--Rosiclare, IL
Shawnee Homeplace is a brick home in the middle of 450 acres along the Ohio river. Enjoy trails, Ohio River frontage, abundant wildlife, or the peace and quiet of the front porch.
Shawnee Shuttle
Shawnee Shuttle provides private tours of the wineries and vineyards of southern Illinois, as well as tours of local art and antique shops, orchards and farms, natural areas of the Shawnee National Forest and more! Shawnee Shuttle specializes in hosting small group tours of up to six adults. 
SnS Guide Service of Southern Illinois
SnS Guide Service is located in the heartland of Southern Illinois within the geographic boundaries of the Shawnee National Forest, and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.  Whether you want to go bass fishing, crappie fishing, or muskie fishing, SnS Guide Service will do their best to provide you with a productive and rewarding fishing trip.
Southern Illinois Bed and Breakfasts
Lists area bed and breakfasts.
Southern Illinois Cabins
Features just private cabin rentals in the region.
Southern Illinois Irish Festival
Information on the Irish Festival in Southern Illinois.
Student Center Craft Shop--SIU Campus, Carbondale, IL
Offers a variety of workshops including, pottery, silver smithing, fused glass, wood working, sushi making, picture framing, leather craft, and more.  Also offers group activities for parties.
This Is Fun in Southern Illinois
Fun things to do in Southern Illinois.  Includes events, camping, lodging, local chambers, canoes and views, hiking and biking, fishing, nightlife, wineries, golf, etc.
Timber Oaks Hunting--Hamilton County
Timber Oaks Hunting outfitters offer guided trophy whitetail deer and turkey hunts on our 1500+ acres in Southern Illinois' Hamilton County near the Shawnee National Forest.  Bow hunting and rifle hunts available.  Lodging on premises, home cooked meals included.
Tom Cat Hill Cabins--Carbondale, IL
Looking for rental cabins in Southern Illinois on the Shawnee Wine Trail? Try this brand new luxury cabin just finished in February 2009. Enjoy a beverage from the Shawnee Wine Trail in the hot tub or relax on the deck overlooking the forest.
Vertical Heartland (rock climbing)--Buncombe, IL
Located at a private cliff in Johnson County, Illinois.  They offer a rock climbing school for individuals or groups and organizational team building services.  Site also includes location shots.
Water Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast--Cobden, IL
Old-fashion charm and a fresh country atmosphere await you in beautiful southern Illinois.


updated 3/8/10

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