Trail Spotlight: Garden of the Gods and Little Grand Canyon

Shawnee National Forest Camel Rock Garden of the Gods

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 […]

Exploring the Great Outdoors of Illinois

Shawnee National Forest

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 […]

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 […]

The Boatel Package

Fall on the lake

At the end of a long day out on the lake, you’re feeling satisfied, but tired. All you want to do is cozy up in a nice bed—but first, you have to make the long drive home. This is especially inconvenient if you’re planning on coming back to the lake the next day. Unless, of […]

Fishing for Food

Did you know the Lake of Egypt is a 2,300-acre lake with over 90 miles of shoreline?  That shoreline provides some great spots for fishing, so don’t forget your tackle box and rod when heading out our way. Here at the Resort, we have a Marina with boat launching access, but you’ll want to bring […]

3 Ways to Enjoy a Day at The Resort

Two men riding tube on the Lake of Egypt in Southern Illinois

When staying with us here at Egyptian Hills, you’ll have the opportunity to choose how to spend your days.  Some of you love the water and spend all your time making waves.  While some of you enjoy the surrounding Shawnee Forest and hiking trails the best place to adventure. May we suggest you take a […]

Tunnel Hill Bike Trail

Family biking on the Tunnel Hill Trail in Southern Illinois

If you’re looking for a beautiful bike ride while vacationing here with us at The Resort,  Then Tunnel Hill is your “not to be missed” trail. The trail runs for 45 miles from downtown Harrisburg to Karnak in southern Illinois. It is a 45-mile state trail paved with a crushed gravel surface.  The trail is […]