Things To Do:
Sunset Villas at Lake of Egypt is located in the heart of beautiful Southern Illinois and Shawnee National Forest. There are so many things to do and so many places to explore! Here are a few ideas that will get your vacation started off right.
Boating/Fishing on Lake of Egypt
Sunset Villas at Lake of Egypt is located only steps away from Pyramid Acres Marina and boat ramp. Fuel, bait, ice, food, and cocktails are all available at the marina. Bring your own boat or rent a boat at the marina. There is plenty of room to park a boat/trailer on site. You can rent a boat here: The Experience LLC at Lake of Egypt.
Only a short drive away, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail features 11 award winning wineries, surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the country. Explore the distinctive character of each winery, charming towns along the way, and unique local restaurants.
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods' scenic beauty is extraordinary. In the recreation area you can hike, camp, nature watch or picnic. The Observation Trail features unique sandstone rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness. Interpretive signs explain the geological history. The 1/4-mile trail is made of natural sandstone. Garden of the Gods
Havisham Bourbon Bar
The Bourbon Bar at Havisham House is a one-of-a-kind experience, unmatched in all of Southern Illinois. The Bourbon Bar offers a stylish, sophisticated environment to enjoy your favorite drink surrounded by unique décor, lighting, and furnishings.
Giant City State Park
Nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park was named for the unique impressions made by its massive sandstone structures and a landscape like none other, a wash in lush garments of fern, moss, flowering mints, hundreds of species of wild flowers and more than 75 varieties of towering trees.
Ferne Clyffe State Park
Ferne Clyffe State Park boasts an abundance of ferns, unique geological features and unusual plant communities. There are many recreational facilities offered at the park. Trails wind through picturesque woods, allowing visitors to view fascinating rock formations and inspiring vistas.
Bald Knob Cross