Lake Shelbyville

ILLINOIS


Lake Level
537.40 FEET
3/28/2017
Full Pool: 0.0
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Former Christmas trees enhance fishing opportunities

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 3/23/2017 6:36:00 PM

On Saturday, 180 volunteers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and IDNR staff placed 300 trees in Lake Shelbyville, along with assembling and placing 135 PVC structures intended to help the fish population. IDNR Fisheries Biologist Mike Mounce works with

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WHAT'S HAPPENING

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 3/22/2017 11:08:00 PM

It will again be held at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center with a judged show, demonstrations and activities. April 8th and 9th the show will be open to the public with earlier dates scheduled for those entering. The cost for adults entering up to six

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Christmas trees to enhance potential fishing opportunities

The edn Effingham Daily News

Date: 3/22/2017 9:05:00 PM

Meanwhile, on Saturday, 180 volunteers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and IDNR staff placed 300 trees in Lake Shelbyville, along with assembling and placing 135 PVC structures intended to help the fish population in that body of water. IDNR Fisheries

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Star eagle shines, educates in Lake Shelbyville program

Outdoor News

Date: 3/20/2017 8:12:00 AM

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. — “Kenny” the bald eagle got to show off and help teach some lessons. Described as the “star eagle” in the education program at the rehabilitation center where he lives, Kenny certainly drew interest from a crowd at the Lake

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EXCHANGE: 'Kenny' stars in Lake Shelbyville eagle program

San Francisco Gate

Date: 3/16/2017 4:14:00 AM

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — "Kenny" the bald eagle got to show off and help teach some lessons. Described as the "star eagle" in the education program at the rehabilitation center where he lives, Kenny certainly drew interest from a crowd at the Lake

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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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