The Resort


Discover the Marion/Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday, the premier destination for campers seeking fun, adventure, and natural beauty. Located in Southern Illinois, our campground is nestled within the renowned Shawnee National Forest alongside the stunning Lake of Egypt.

A true paradise for hikers, bikers, boaters, anglers, and nature lovers. Our campground is the perfect balance of excitement and relaxation. Unleash your adventurous spirit at our water park, relax and recharge on the swim deck, paddle out in a kayak, enjoy a friendly game of foosball, explore the lake’s hidden gems by boat, journey through scenic trails, or gather around a cozy campfire with family and friends.

Whether you spend your days exploring the sights of the forest or the thrill of the lake, there’s an adventure for every camper at the Marion/Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday.


At Marion/Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday, we’re dedicated to providing a fantastic camping experience with a range of amenities for comfort and enjoyment. Refresh in our clean, well-maintained bathrooms, and use our on-site laundry services after your outdoor adventures.

Our KOA General Store is stocked with camping essentials and unique Southern Illinois souvenirs. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi. We’re pet-friendly, featuring a fun KampK9® park for your dogs. Enjoy our on-site water park with access to floating obstacle course, swim deck, and kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and paddle boats.

Our game deck offers a variety of games like bag toss, foosball, ping pong, and giant Jenga. Feeling hungry? Stop by our cafe for a slice of pizza and ice cream, or grab a burger at our weekend-only burger bar.

Explore more with our on-site rentals, including golf carts, jet skis, and pontoon boats. Come experience all the amenities that Marion/Shawnee National Forest KOA Holiday has to offer!


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