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Rim Rock's Dogwood Camping is now offering the novice a chance to try camping in the Shawnee National Forest without investing in all the gear or learning how to set it all up,  just show up to an already setup campsite and enjoy! Or if you're already an expert camper and just don't want to lug all your gear, or were traveling without it, we got you covered!

As you may know, all camping in Shawnee National Forest campgrounds is on a "first come - first serve" basis... Until now! All camping packages include a reserved site. Or we can just reserve a site for you.


We will be taking reservations and/or renting camping gear for sites at Pine Ridge Campground located at Pounds Hollow Recreation Area and at Camp Cadiz campground. We can not take reservations for Pharaoh Campground at Garden of the Gods. 


We have camping packages to accommodate two, four or six people.


Camping packages include:

  • Reservation fees

  • Tent 

  • Air Mattress

  • Sleeping Bags/Pillows 

  • Camp Chairs 

  • Roasting Forks

  • Bundle of firewood per night with firestarters

  • Fire Ring

  • Picnic Table 

  • Pop-Up Canopy

  • Table Cloth

  • Lantern

  • Flashlight

  • Air pump

  • And more!

Optional Kitchen packages include:

  • Propane cook top with cooking utensils

  • Paper plates, utensils and cups

  • Paper towels and hand wipes

  • Bar of soap and dish soap

There is SO much more to see in Shawnee National Forest! All this within 30 miles! 


Southern Illinois and the Illinois Ozarks are truly hidden gems in the Midwest for outdoor enthusiasts. Located just 1 hour from Interstates 64 or 57, we are within an easy drive of Chicago, St Louis, Champaign, Springfield IL, Peoria, Evansville, Louisville, Nashville, Cape Girardeau, Indianapolis, Cincinnati or anyone passing through.

So if you are looking to get away, get in touch, get out of touch, finding yourself or losing yourself.... We hope you will consider Rim Rock's Dogwood Camping. If you would prefer a cabin, please checkout

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