Lake Shelbyville


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Mountain bikers taking to Lake Shelbyville trails

Herald & Review

Date: 9/12/2018 4:45:00 PM

SHELBYVILLE — Mountain bikers will be descending on Lake Shelbyville this weekend for the park’s first DirtWorx MTB Fest. The event will be Friday through Sunday, Sept. 14 through 16, at Lake

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Shelby County Bicentennial Committee sponsoring Civil War Memories Weekend

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 9/5/2018 3:30:00 PM

Included in this weekend will be a Civil War encampment that will be held at the Lake Shelbyville Dam West Recreational site, Shelbyville. The site is near the 700 block of East North Ninth St

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Shelby County Bicentennial Committee to host 'Civil War Memories' weekend

Effingham Daily News

Date: 9/5/2018 11:26:00 AM

8-9. Included in this weekend will be a Civil War encampment that will be held at the Lake Shelbyville Dam West Recreational site, Shelbyville. The site is near the 700 block of East North 9th street

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Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 8/31/2018 11:17:00 PM

For those who have a hard time with the 25 stairs, the elevator is expected to be operational in September. LAKE SHELBYVILLE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the ninth

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Help rehabilitate habitat in Lake Shelbyville

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 8/30/2018 8:36:00 AM

The Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance (LSFHA) is announcing a unique program for individuals, clubs, businesses and organizations to leave their mark in rehabilitating the fish habitat in Lake Sh

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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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