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Day Hiking at Camp Ondessonk

Day Hiking at Camp Ondessonk

Free-will offering at the suggested rate of $3.00-$5.00 per person

***All members of your group must sign waivers or the log book***

***No pets allowed on site***




Check-In Locations:

  • Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm Check in at the St. Noel Office.
  • After hours, weekends, and some holidays: Sign visitor log book at the kiosk in the lower main parking lot.
  • Some major holidays we are closed, check website or posted signage.

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·    Please park in the Main Parking Lot and proceed on foot or bike to the trailhead.

·    Many of Camp’s trails lead off-property onto public, unmarked Shawnee National Forest trails.

·    Only trails on Camp Property are marked.  Know where you are going and how to get back.  

·    Bicyclists must wear helmets at all times, obey trail restrictions, and obey posted speed limits.

·    Be good stewards and practice Leave-No-Trace Ethics.

·    Always have water, map, phone, and first aid.

·    Be mindful of natural hazards like cliffs, wildlife, ticks, high water, poison ivy, weather, etc.

·    Calculate hiking time at approx. 3mph on easy/moderate trails; 2mph on moderate/rugged. 

·    Minors must be adult-supervised at all times.

·    All local, state, and federal laws apply at Camp.

·    Assistance call On-Duty Staff (618) 759-1780.

·    Emergencies call 911. Closest ER in Harrisburg, IL.

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