Egyptian Hills Resort Embarks on a New Journey as Marion/Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday

The Egyptian Hills Resort, a cherished destination nestled in the heart of Illinois’ breathtaking landscapes, is proud to announce its new identity as the Marion/Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday. This transition marks a significant milestone in the resort’s history, reflecting its commitment to enhancing the camping experience for families, adventurers, and nature enthusiasts across the nation. Located on the serene shores of Lake of Egypt, the newly rebranded Marion/Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday is set


Spring Break at the Lake

There are few things more beautiful than the Shawnee National Forest in springtime. Everything comes alive: wildflowers cover the hills in colorful patterns, birdsong fills the air, and the melting snow and ice make for especially beautiful waterfalls and creeks. Southern Illinois—and The Resort at Egyptian Hills in particular—is one of the most gorgeous spring break destinations in the country. The location has everything you could want in a vacation in the great outdoors. Exploring

Shawnee National Forest Camel Rock Garden of the Gods
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Trail Spotlight: Garden of the Gods and Little Grand Canyon

It’s no secret that Egyptian Hills Resort, nestled in the heart of Shawnee National Forest, is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery the world has to offer. Did you know that there are dozens of trails around the Resort that you can hike, and each one offers differing spectacular views? We’re going to spotlight two of the incredible trails you can visit when you stay at the Resort: Garden of the Gods and

Egyptian Hills Resort Water's Edge Ballroom

5 Reasons to Book Your Wedding at Egyptian Hills Resort

Egyptian Hills Resort is more than just a great place for a getaway. In addition to our cabins and activities, we have several gorgeous wedding venues to help you have the wedding of your dreams. We also offer tons of amenities that will make your big day go smoothly and help you be stress-free. Here are 5 reasons to book your wedding at Egyptian Hills Resort.   1: Water’s Edge Ballroom Perfect for those wanting

Shawnee National Forest
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Exploring the Great Outdoors of Illinois

Did you know that a vacation at Egyptian Hills Resort can involve a lot more than just activities on the lake? The Resort is located not just on the shores of the beautiful Lake of Egypt, but also within the Shawnee National Forest. This means that you’ve got a huge range of outdoor activities to keep everyone thoroughly entertained for your whole stay. Biking Tunnel Hill State Trail is an incredible trail that was once

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Picture Your Boatel Trip

You’re considering booking a boatel package with us, but you’re just not sure how to fill the whole week. Two days on a pontoon boat and two days around the Lake of Egypt sound like a dream come true, so to help you get a better idea of some things you can do, we’ll help you out. Here’s what your week could look like when you book a boatel package. Day 1: Relax on the