Beautiful state and national parks form the centerpiece of outdoor recreation opportunities in the Carbondale region, the outdoor playground of the Midwest.

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Named by Outdoor Magazine as one of the Top 200 towns for sportsmen, visitors enjoy rock climbing, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, boating, and geo-cacheing, all among the rolling landscape of the Shawnee Hills. Illinois' largest expanse of wooded land, the Shawnee National Forest, is located in the heart of Southern Illinois. Its 273,000 acres are a major attraction for outdoor lovers, offering wilderness trails, archaeological sites, waterfalls, drives along the National Scenic Byways, swimming, bicycling, and so much more. Adventure seekers will find rollercoaster-like hiking trails, skyscraper cliffs and stunning natural vistas that will take your breath away. Whether you’re into extreme sports or soft adventure, the natural habitats surrounding Carbondale offer endless adventures.

35 Listings
On Map 400-800 N. Wall Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Parks
On Map 895 E. Autumn Ridge Road
Carbondale, IL 62902
Equestrian
On Map 1493 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Lake
On Map 1085-1087 E. Park Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Trails (Bike & Hike)
On Map Southern Illinois University Campus
Carbondale, IL 62901
Lake
On Map 1301 E. Walnut Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Sports
On Map 625 S. Lewis Lane
Carbondale, IL 62901
Pool
On Map 1898 Cedar Creek Rd
Carbondale, IL 62903
Lake, Beach
On Map 1032 S Emerald Lane
Carbondale, IL 62901
Parks
On Map 901 W. Grand Avenue
Carterville, IL 62918
Golf
On Map 10067 Campground Drive Carterville
Carterville, IL 62918
Lake
On Map 8588 Route 148
Marion, IL 62959
Lake