Lusk Creek Wilderness (45 min to 1 hr East of here by flat walk), is closed to all access (foot, vehicle, and horseback) until further notice.
In 2014 Hayes Canyon Campground was again featured on the television show Best of America by Horseback! This program travels the country spotlighting riding locations based on viewer referrals. We sure do agree that the Shawnee is one of the BEST places in AMERICA to trail ride!!
This is the official Web site for Hayes Canyon Campground located in beautiful scenic Southern Illinois. We are located just outside the small town of Eddyville, Illinois in Pope County. Eddyville is the "Trail Riding Capital of Illinois". We specialize in catering to campers with horses who want to enjoy trail riding on the many scenic trails in the Shawnee National Forest. Other campers, backpackers, hikers, bikers, and hunters are always welcome.
Click the video below to watch our spotlight from Southern Illinois TV.com, filmed Memorial Day weekend.