While there is so much to see and do right here at camp, there are dozens of places to visit, most just minutes away.  If you are a nature lover, you'll enjoy access to many lakes, the Shawnee National Forest, Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge, hundreds of miles of trails, great hunting and of course, the best horseback riding trails in Illinois.  In addition, you will be close to many tourist sites and attractions, all within an hour's drive, such as great restaurants, shopping, gaming and more in nearby Paducah, Kentucky, Marion and Harrisburg, Illinois, and other places in a six state area.

Links to some great places

  • Restaurant/Lounge (Eddyville - less than 2 miles)
  • Shawnee Mini-mart  (Eddyville - just 2 miles)
  • Trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding to some very special places such as Haynes Canyon, Peter's Cave, Jackson Falls, Sand Cave, Indian Kitchen, Lusk Creek Canyon, Devil's Backbone, Natural Rock Bride, Salt Peter Cave and Secret Canyon.  At Camp Thirsty Lodging & Stables, you are on the trail, less than one hundred feet from our door.