Lusk Creek Wilderness

Established: 1990
Acres: 6,293
Region: Shawnee Hills
State: Illinois
Counties: Pope
Manager: Shawnee National Forest (link)

Lusk Creek Wilderness features an outstanding scenic view called Indian Kitchen (Lusk Creek Canyon Nature Preserve). Trails for hiking and equestrian use will take you by some indications of past use by people including homestead, fruit trees, cemeteries and abandoned roads. Canoeing is very a popular activity on Lusk Creek during the spring and early summer.

Lusk Creek
Lusk Creek
Sandstone bluff
Sandstone bluff
On the way down into the canyon
On the way down into the canyon
Trail in Lusk Creek Wilderness
Trail in Lusk Creek Wilderness
Historic cemetery in Ramsey Branch
Historic cemetery in Ramsey Branch
Bear Branch
Bear Branch