So many camping options near Illinois' Shawnee National Forest with a wide range of options for enjoying the natural beauty of the area, but nothing like this glamping dome.

What To Expect During a Visit to Illinois' Shawnee National Forest


It's almost impossible to find scenic landscapes like the Shawnee National Forest. Rugged bluffs, lush forests, rugged bluffs, rolling hills, and serene lakes and streams.

The Garden of the Gods Wilderness area, with its unique rock formations and sweeping vistas, is particularly iconic.


The forest offers over 300 miles of hiking trails, catering to all skill levels. From beginner, to the most dangerous hike in the entire state.

Climbers and boulderers flock to Shawnee National Forest to tackle its sandstone cliffs and rock formations.

Shawnee National Forest is dotted with numerous lakes, rivers, and streams, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and paddling.

With so much to do, you're going to need a place to stay during your visit. If you want to camp outside under the stars but you want it light on the 'ruffin' it', you need to glamp. And, you're going to want to do it in the dome.

Shawnee National Forest Camping

You have several choices for campsites around the forest, but they offer pretty much the same things all sites do.

Certainly not the same as this Glamping Dome with a huge bed, a shower, a record player, wifi, and a hot tub.

Shawnee Hills Glamping

Shawnee Hills Glamping Airbnb
Shawnee Hills Glamping Airbnb

The Glamping Dome in Simpson, Illinois, according to the owners, is a "luxury camping dome that offers a unique and memorable way to experience the great outdoors."

"This dome is designed to provide a luxurious and relaxing camping experience, while still allowing guests to feel connected to nature."

"Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding scenery from inside the dome, thanks to the large windows and skylights."

The owners shared a list of all the places nearby to enjoy yourself.

  • Millstone Bluff Archaeological Area- 4 min.
  • Hogg Hollow Winery- 4 min.
  • Lake Glendale- 6 min.
  • Eddyville/Shotgun Eddy's- 9 min.
  • Dixon Springs State Park- 9 min.
  • Trigg Observation Trail/Trigg Tower- 10 min.
  • Tunnel Hill State Trail- < 17 min
  • Burden Falls- 17 min.
  • Bell Smith Springs - 19 min.
  • Golconda/Marina- 19 min.
  • Camp Ondessonk- < 23 min.
  • Ferne Clyffe State Park - 27 min.
  • Jackson Falls < 28 min.
  • Garden of the Gods < 40 min.
  • Rim Rock < 40 min.
  • Pounds Hollow < 40 min.
  • Shawnee National Forest- all over. Trailheads within 10-40 minutes

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Glamping Dome with Hot Tub in Illinois' Shawnee Forest

Try glamping in Shawnee Hills dome for a luxurious camping experience with modern amenities amidst nature's wonders of Illinois' 289,000-acre national forest.

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