Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Shawnee National Forest, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Shawnee National Forest, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shawnee National Forest, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

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What to wear/what to pack for Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, United States of America by month

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January

January in Shawnee National Forest is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

If you are traveling to Shawnee National Forest in February, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Shawnee National Forest is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Shawnee National Forest is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Shawnee National Forest, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May in Shawnee National Forest is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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June

June in Shawnee National Forest is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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July

If you visit Shawnee National Forest during July, you will probably see that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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August

August in Shawnee National Forest is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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October

October in Shawnee National Forest is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Shawnee National Forest can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Shawnee National Forest is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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