Info and Photos of our Southern Illinois cabin rental. Docs Cabin is a relaxing romantic getaway in Jonesboro Il along the Shawnee Wine Trail. Minutes away from downtown Carbondale and SIU campus and Cape Girardeau Mo. Built on a 6 acre lake with hot tub, screened in porch and all the amenities you will need to enjoy your stay.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Shawnee National Forest and Doc's Lakeside Cabin
Just How Close Are You?
We get asked this question from time to time, guests wanting to know just how close is
If you knew the way you could step out the door of cabin jump a fence take a left cut across a small section of our neighbors field and you are there. Now before you rent our cabin with the hopes of doing just that you need to keep in mind that there are over 5000 acres to explore and people do get turned around when they don't take the trails laid out for hiking. There are many "fire trails" that run along ridges and they all look the same.
Just 3 or 4 miles west of the Trail of Tears entrance is another place of interest named La Rue Pine Hills that also offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River from the 160 foot bluffs and of the Bald Knob Cross, which by the way is another great place every guest should try and visit.
The bluffs that run over 5 miles along rt. 3 and the Trail of Tears State Park are the very same ones that Lewis and Clark wrote of in their journal in Nov. of 1803 as they traveled the Mississippi River.