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Union County

Union County, Illinois is a well-kept secret in the Midwest. Located in Southern Illinois near the grand banks of the Mississippi River, this county is a perfect blend of rural charm and modern amenities. Home to roughly 17,000 people, Union County offers wide open spaces with an abundance of outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and camping. There are charming small towns such as Jonesboro and Anna that offer plenty of quaint shops and eateries. You can get away from it all or explore ne

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Forests to Explore in Union County

Panther Den Wilderness

Panther Den Wilderness is a getaway spot for nature lovers to explore. From the hills, streams and bluffs of this 1128-acre natural area, you can enjoy activities such as hiking, fishing and hunting. With an impressive variety of flora and fauna, this conservation area is home to oaks, hickories, beech and maple trees amongst many other species. Whether spending a day or weekend in the region, visitors will come across unique wildlife like white-tailed deer, river otters and bald eagle.

Map of Forests to explore in Union County