Shawnee National Forest


High Knob campground consists of 150 camping sites all with water and electric and most with tielines included, both permanent campers and tourists camping are spread over our 50 acres that is nestled inside the Shawnee National Forest. 

High Knob Campground is the only campground that has the River to River trail running through the center of camp. We are located inside the Shawnee National Forest with forest property on 3 sides of the entire campground and are the only campground that has 7 separate trails leading into the forest. From the center of camp you are a 3 minute ride to 100ft tall rock bluffs. 

You can also ride to the Garden Of The Gods wilderness area and back in a half day. At High Knob you have the best of trail riding, hiking and hunting. So come visit us for a complete camping experience and we guarantee you will keep coming back!

About Us

We have 90 covered box stalls in four out of our five camping areas along with tielines.

We also have a laundry room with coin operated washers and dryers, a shower house and a coin operated horse washing station.

Our little country store sells, ice, firewood, cold drinks,  snacks, horse tack, souvenir T-shirts, hay, shavings / bedding, camping supplies and ice cream.

High Knob Campground has 7 rental cabins, some are actually 30ft and 40ft long travel trailers, while others are actually seperate free standing little wooden cabins. 

In addition to the rental cabins and trailers we also have a hotel that you can rent a room in with all the comforts of home!! These options are for our guests that do not have sleeping quarters in their rigs

In The Area Attractions

During your down time and while you are not riding, there are several things to do in the surrounding area. You can swim at Pounds Hollow Lake, go hiking at Rim Rock, tour the scenery at Garden of the Gods. Cave-in-Rock state park is just a short drive away where you can explore the old river cave that was used by pirates, counter-fitters, and occasional outlaws. 

While at the river you may want to take a free ferry ride across to Amish country for a day of shopping at Yoder's, where bread, baked goods and crafts are made daily.  If you want to venture out a bit further there are local winery's & a chocolate candy factory located in Dixon Springs. No trip would be complete without a visit to McKinney's, the largest western supply store in Southern Illinois

Its only a 1 hr drive to Paducah Ky to vist the quilt museum or the indoor flea market. The town of Harrisburg is approximately 30 minutes away where many places to eat and shop can be found. A new 8-line, 3 hour zipline course has just been constructed in the area for an afternoon of summer fun!! Besides trail riding, we offer turkey, deer and mushroom hunting.

Places to Ride

  • Tee Pee
  • Old Log Cabins
  • Rice Hollow
  • Silver Mine Trail
  • Dead Horse Canyon

  • Inital Tree
  • Snow Cone Trail
  • Whiskey Cave
  • Colbert Spring
  • Hurricane Bluff

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Buzzards Roost
  • No-No Rock
  • Thacker Hollow
  • Knights of the Golden Circle


a minimum of 72 hours notice is required to cancel or change any part or detail of your reservation

Miscellaneous Items and Services Prices

Reservation Information

Thank you for choosing High Knob Campground

If you would like to book a reservation with us, call the campground number at 618-275-4494 with your requests or your questions

After you have called with your reservation request, you will be required to mail in an information page with your name, contact telephone number, arrival and departure dates, number of people in your reservation, stall/pen/tieline request, your request of camping in a particular area or with a certain group. Also you will need to send your deposit with this information page.

For every person in your reservation a $10 deposit is required in the form of cash, check or money order. 

Mailing address to send your information page and deposit is:

High Knob Campground 

2245 Knob Hill Lane

Equality, IL 62934

High Knob Campground is unable to accept any credit/debit cards of any kind. 

We are sorry for the inconvience.

Check in time not before 12:00pm noon --- check out time 10:00am

Office and Store Hours

Mon   7:00 am – 7:00 pm    

Tue    7:00 am – 7:00 pm    

Wed   7:00 am – 7:00 pm    

Thu    7:00 am – 7:00 pm    

Fri      7:00 am – 7:00 pm    

Sat     7:00 am – 7:00 pm    

Sun    7:00 am – 7:00 pm     

*please note any arrivals AFTER 8pm are subject to a $10 per rig charge

*check in time not before 12:00pm noon --- check out time 10:00am

ANY changes to your original reservation will result in a $1 fee

this includes any changes to the original:

  1. number of people in your reservation
  2. arrival or departure dates
  3. adding or subtracting to the number of stalls or pens
  4. changing of your camping area
  5. confirmation of your own reservation information

Emergency Number is: 618-294-1410

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

High Knob Campground

2245 Knob Hill Lane, Equality IL 62934

(618) 275-4494

Office and Store Hours


7:00 am – 7:00 pm


7:00 am – 7:00 pm


7:00 am – 7:00 pm


7:00 am – 7:00 pm


7:00 am – 7:00 pm


7:00 am – 7:00 pm


7:00 am – 7:00 pm

*please note any arrivals after 8pm are subject to a $10 per rig charge

*check in time not before 12:00p noon

*check out time 10:00am