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Shawnee National Forest closes areas due to traffic

(Source: U.S. Forest Service - Shawnee National Forest/Facebook) (Source: U.S. Forest Service - Shawnee National Forest/Facebook)
SHAWNEETOWN, IL (KFVS) -

Traffic has caused several areas in Shawnee National Forest to close.

On Sunday, Aug. 20 Garden of the Gods, Bell Smith Springs and Jackson Falls closed due to long lines of vehicles.

Officials with the park said they closed the areas to make them safer for visitors.

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