It was a weekend getaway.
We were booked over at Timber Ridge Outpost Treehouse & Cabins for our family vacation and wanted to sight see for a day. We packed a picnic basket on wheels, grabbed some gear, and headed over a few miles to hang out at Pounds Hollow.
Pounds Hollow is located in Shawnee National Forest in Illinois. If you need a cheap and easy getaway in the Tri-state area, I highly recommend stowing away to this peaceful canal. There was NO ONE there when we went. It felt like the Apocalypse had happened and we were the last family left on Earth.
I must say, it was the most relaxing and carefree day we have ever had as a family. And it was free (minus the gas and food). To camp there in a tent it is only $10 per/night. You can’t beat that folks.
Day Trip at Pounds Hollow