Things To Do


Kayak Rentals:

man fishing in kayak

Our kayaks are easy to transport in your pickup truck. With quite a few lakes in the area, you are free to enjoy the quiet while you paddle or fish the afternoon away.

Drop off and pick up services are now available for an additional fee. 
$20 per day, per craft, up to two kayaks
$15 for each additional kayak

Call for details and to reserve your kayaks today. 618-264-9091

Private Guided Wild Mushroom Forays:

Big H in the Illinois Ozarks

Big H in the Illinois Ozarks

Would you like to see parts of the Shawnee National Forest that only a few locals know? Sign up for an exciting, fact filled, privately guided Wild Mushroom foray through the woods with our local Certified Mycologist. All hikes include a Guide & the use of a DayPack with Trekking poles, water, binoculars & more!

Guided Mushroom Hunt Pricing…..
3 hour hunt; $150 for 2 people, Add $35 per additional persons.

Advanced reservations required; Call us to schedule your one-of-a-kind hiking experience!  618-264-9091

Archery Golf!girl playing archery golf

Old or young, experienced or novice, the Archery Golf course at Timber Ridge Outpost has been set up to challenge experts and beginners alike. Players compete using re-curve bows and arrows to see who can shoot the arrow closest  to the flag on an 18-hole course. Points are awarded based on how close your arrow lands to the flag. Lowest score wins!

  • $39 for 2 people
  •  $13.00 for each additional person; max 6 people per Round
  • Optional: Rent a Golf Cart! $10/round/cart
  • Although we supply all the equipment, we do charge $3 per lost arrow.
  • Includes a Caddy (Gratuity for Caddy not included)
  • Call us to schedule your Tee Time in advance!  618-264-9091


Come Fish in our Pond

fishingpondWe’ve stocked the Timber Ridge pond with sunfish, catfish, large-mouth bass and walleye.  Children can enjoy the thrill of catching their first fish while experienced fisher-persons can try to catch the big one.  It’s catch and release.  Bring your own equipment or buy a cane pole & worms in our Outpost.

Boat  Parking Facility: Boating and fishing are very popular pastimes in the area.

  • Trailer Parking Area
  • Boat Charging Outlets (add’l fees apply)
  • Water for Live Wells
Horseback Shawnee at Timber Ridge Outpost

Rent horses in the Shawnee National Forest

Horseback Riding at Lake Glendale Stables: Shawnee National Forest area is a wonderful place for horseback riding. Rentals available. For reservations call 618-949-3737 or visit their web site at


Home Baked Goods One of our local bakery chef’s can provide our cabins guests with fantastic country, from scratch desserts upon request. Please contact Linda directly to make arrangements. All financial arrangements will be between you and Linda. Book early so Linda can plan and shop for your special dessert. Click here for more information.

Massage therapy near Shawnee National Forest

Enjoy a message through Natural Blend Massage

Therapeutic Massage Pamper yourself with this personalized deep tissue massage to align your body and calm your mind. Our local massage Therapist, will come to your cabin and spoil you with an amazing experience. For our Treehouse guests, schedule the most relaxing, tension reducing Chair Massage you’ve ever experienced. (Also available to cabin guests)   Contact Sheila at 618-444-9075 to schedule your appointment or click here to see pricing and options. Go ahead, spoil yourself!


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