University of Illinois Extension

Where to Find Recreation Opportunities in So. IL.

Have family or friends visiting, need to get out,  want a nature experience,  information, volunteer experience?  Try Kids fishing, wildflower photography, trail maintenance, guided nature walks/hikes, and more by checking the SIU Beautify Southern Illinois web site event calendar; .  Here you will find a variety of things to do through out southernmost Illinois sponsored by  Shawnee National Forest, Audubon groups, Giant City State Park, Fort Massac Naturalist, Cache River State Natural Area, Sierra Club, Touch of Nature, Crab Orchard Refuge, Native Plant Society and others.