Oak Grove & Walnut Grove Cabins are located about 7 miles south of Carbondale in the beautiful rolling hills of southernmost Illinois. We are located in Makanda, Il, and are in the heart of the Shawnee Wine Trail and Shawnee National Forest. Minutes from Giant City State Park, Little Grand Canyon, Pomona Natural Bridge, River to River Trail, and Carbondale. Southern Illinois has seven wilderness areas and nine state parks, plus lakes, river, waterfalls, and a swamp to explore. The Shawnee National Forest is also a great place to visit during your stay.