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Welcome to Pope County in the heart of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest! Southern Illinois has many activities that await you and a variety of shops and restaurants that bring the small town feel to this charming region of the Midwest. From fishing to wakeboarding; horseback riding, hiking, or rock climbing; the experiences available to you are endless in Pope County.      

Pope County Illinois Highlights
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Shawnee Forest
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Ohio River
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Horseback Riding