Lake Shelbyville


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Little Wabash Camping Club looking for members to join in fun

The edn Effingham Daily News

Date: 5/19/2017 10:08:00 PM

On Thursday, the club finished up a trip in Ramsey. Next month, they’ll be heading to Wolf Creek at Lake Shelbyville. If interested in becoming a member of the club, contact Brandenburger at 217-821-9066, Ben Hunt at 618-292-7209, or Bill Pearcy at 217

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William S. Foster

Journal Review Online

Date: 5/17/2017 1:00:00 AM

Myers and they enjoyed spending many winters there the past 50 years. They spent many summers on Lake Shelbyville enjoying boating and their friends. Bill was a legend, a one of a kind and everyone’s Buddy. His heart was as big as his farm and his smile

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Martin L. Chesterson

Journal Review Online

Date: 5/16/2017 1:00:00 AM

Annual fishing trips to Neebish Island, Michigan, were the highlight of every summer. Just recently he spent a week fishing with family at Lake Shelbyville in Illinois. He realized a long-time dream last April 24 when he was chosen to participate in the

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Registration open for 'Loop Lake Shelbyville'

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 5/15/2017 11:23:00 AM

Registration is open for a budding event that takes bikers on a scenic tour of Lake Shelbyville. The fourth annual Loop Lake Shelbyville will be held June 10 and will give riders three route options: a 22-mile, 47-mile, or 65-mile ride. "This gives users

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COLUMN: Explore your world -- near home

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 5/10/2017 4:09:00 PM

Tuesday was a big day for me, because after my enjoyable morning at the JAC, I went fishing. And I tried out a new spot on Lake Shelbyville. The simple little ride over to this area south of Sullivan was itself relaxing, with the springtime sun in all its

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• Surface Area: 11,000 Acres
Lake Shelbyville is a reservoir located in Shelby County, Illinois and Moultrie County, Illinois created by damming the Kaskaskia River at Shelbyville, Illinois. The lake's normal surface pool is 11,100 acres (44.9 km2) at an elevation of 183 meters (600.4 ft). The area that surrounds the lake is the Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife Area. The lake is managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the wildlife is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
$57 million was appropriated for the dam and lake project. Ground breaking on the dam occurred May 4, 1963. Filling of the reservoir began August 1, 1970. The lake was officially dedicated September 12, 1970. The dam is 3,025 feet (922.0 m) long and 108 feet (32.9 m) tall with normal pool height 17 feet (5.2 m) below the top.

Bordering the lake are two state parks: Wolf Creek State Park and Eagle Creek State Park; and five federal campgrounds including Coon Creek, Opossum Creek, Lithia Springs, Lone Point and Forest (Bo) Woods. There is also Wilburn Creek and Whitley Creek Recreational Area. Lake Shelbyville's shoreline is heavily wooded and subject to severe erosion. Man-made beaches are located at Dam West (Shelbyville), Wilborn Creek, Wolf Creek State Park and Sullivan Beach. Aside from the main channel of the lake are many coves, perfect for fishing. The lake is deeper than other major lakes in Illinois, so it is popular with boaters during the summer.
There are full-service marinas, resorts and campgrounds on the lake. There are three full service marinas in business: Findlay, Lithia Springs and Sullivan Marina. Findlay Marina is located north of Marker 5 just past the bridge on the west side of the lake. Sullivan Marina and Campground is located 4 miles south of Sullivan and includes hotel suites. Lithia Springs Marina is located on the southern end of the lake.
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