Shawnee Forest Campground

OCTOBER Fall Colors

Drive the Shawnee Country and see the Fall Colors.

Stop for a hike or bike the Tunnel Hill Trail. 

Vienna and Southern IL Events

*Spooky Chili Cook-Off*

Weekend Before Halloween

Chili Cook Off Saturday Oct. 23 bring your best chili and prizes will be give for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.  Also a campsite decoration contest. Check out FB for pictures from last year. We had a great time. 


April 12, 2018

A little bit about what has went on for the last year. It took 6 months to get the campground approved by the state. So all the plans electrical, plumbing, sewer plans have a stamp of approval on them from the state. We have worked hard to get everything right. Before the end of 2017 we had all the sewer and plumbing in place. The weather has not allowed us to move forward or we would be open by now. The new lift station is in place we just have to connect to it. 
Info about the Campground. All sites are Full Hook up and will be really nice. Most of the sites are pull through large sites. There are back in sites too. There will be 62 sites to begin and we may add some more sites in the future. There will be a map of the campground soon. 2 restroom/shower house locations and 2 Laundry room locations. One Office and 1 camp Host spot. We are planning on being open all year long. We have walking paths. We will allow catch and release fishing. We have a couple of large beautiful ponds. We will allow leashed pets. We will not have a playground to begin with. We Might open the driving range that is sill on the table. The old Gambint Inn is gone and the entire corner is for sale plus the banquet center and other buildings. When we OPEN you will be allowed to come out and take a look. Please if you are local wait until we open. We still have construction going on. We will let you know when we are open. We are planning an open house. Thank you for all the support from our Future Campers!

*Vintage Camper Weekend*

Second Weekend in June  

Bring your Friends and your Vintage Camper have fun visit with other cool camper peeps. Discount for Vintage campers. $25 a day. Music and Pot luck will be 6:00pm under the pavilion Saturday evening. 

Annual 5k-10k. Color Run
298 East Vine St  Vienna, IL US 62995
Saturday, September , 2020
Race begins at City of Vienna Par, 298 East Vine St.
Check in begins at 8:00 a.m... The fun starts at 10:00 a.m.
Pre-registration Fee: $25.00. 

*At the CAMPground* 

FISH FRY Catch and Keep Weekend 

Second Weekend in May 

This event is for registered campers only.  Bring your pole and fish in our 2 large ponds. 

Prizes will be given for the Largest Fish and the most Caught. A pot luck dinner will be Saturday 6:00pm under the pavilion. 

​Blue's Junk Weekend


9th Spring Gathering  75 vendors Shop for antiques and more​​ Creal Springs, IL  Check out their FB page  Blue's Junk & Primitives 

​Tunnel Hill Marathon ​

The Start and Finish are at Vienna City Park, 302 E. Vine St, Vienna, IL 62995
Saturday - November - at Vienna City Park
Day of Race packet pick up
6:45am - assemble around start for final instructions
7:00a START of Tunnel Hill Marathon
1:00p  FINISH