Local Events --

Golconda IL events  - including Shrimp Festival (September), Farmer's Markets, and other town festivals

Pope County events -- including annual BBQ cook-off, July 4th fireworks, and Deer Festival.

Metropolis IL events -- including Superman Fest, Ft Massac Encampment. 

Paducah KY events -- including National Quilt fest, Dragon Boat fest, BBQ on the river.

Events

04/01/yearly

Trails Open

Shawnee National Forest

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04/01/yearly

Trails Open

Trails open for the season on April 1st yearly in the Lusk Creek, Bay Creek, and Garden-of-the-Gods wilderness areas (all other trails are open year-round).

Shawnee National Forest

Sundays in April, May, June, Sept, Oct

Cowboy Church

Hayes Canyon Campground

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Sundays in April, May, June, Sept, Oct

Cowboy Church

Here at Hayes Canyon Campground in the Loafing Shed, from 8:30-9am. Come as you are (boots & spurs expected!)

Hayes Canyon Campground

last Saturday in October, yearly

Chili Pot-Luck supper and bluegrass / gospel music

Hayes Canyon Campground

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last Saturday in October, yearly

Chili Pot-Luck supper and bluegrass / gospel music

We invite you to a pot-luck dinner, featuring Ben's Famous Chili. Bring a dish to share.  

Hayes Canyon Campground

weekend before Thanksgiving, yearly

Deer Hunting Season, HORSE TRAILS CLOSED

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weekend before Thanksgiving, yearly

Deer Hunting Season, HORSE TRAILS CLOSED

During this shotgun hunting season, our property, as well as neighboring private property trails, is CLOSED to horseback riders.  This is always the weekend before Thanksgiving, and weekend after Thanksgiving weekend. Trust us, you do not want to be out there in the woods on a horse these hunting weekends.  Hunters welcome!

Thanksgiving week, yearly

Horseback riding open again (between hunting weekends)

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Thanksgiving week, yearly

Horseback riding open again (between hunting weekends)

The week of Thanksgiving (including the Thurs-Sun weekend of Thanksgiving) is NOT deer shotgun season, so trails are open that weekend.

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