Southern Illinois Points of Interest


Bear Branch Horse Resort:  Home of the Year Round Horse Camp,

Bear Branch Log Cabin Restaurant, Eddyville, IL+1 618 672 4249 EMAIL:

34 Ranch Equine Campground:

Hayes Canyon: Shawnee’s Trail Riding Destination,

Bay Creek Ranch, Inc.:


Balk Knob Cross in Alto Pass, IL

Cave-In-Rock State Park, Cave-In-Rock, IL

Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge, Carbondale, IL:

Garden of the Gods State Park

Giant City State Park, Makanda, IL

Giant City Lodge

Giant City Stables

Shawnee National Forest.

U.S. Forest Service:


Stone Creek Golf Club, Makanda, IL

Gambit Golf Club, Vienna, IL


Gambit Inn, Vienna, IL (618) 658-2802

Giant City Lodge–618-457-4921

Cedar Lake Campground, LLC

Trail of Tears Lodge–618-833-8697

Broken Wheel Ranch

Rustic Hideaway Cabins

Cabin on the Hill

Rim Rock’s Dogwood Cabins

The Irish Inn


Bella Terra Winery, Creal Springs, IL

Blue Sky Winery, Makanda, IL.

Von Jakob Vineyard, Alto Pass, IL.

Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery, Belknap, IL.

Shawnee Winery, Vienna, IL

Southern Illinois Wine Trail

Local Tourism Sites:

River 2 River Cycling:

River 2 River Relay:


Herrin Festa Italiana:

Golconda Deer Festival:

Golconda Shrimp Festival: