Lake Shelbyville


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General Dacey Trail to glow Saturday night

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 1/17/2019 9:44:00 AM

Despite snow in the forecast, over 500 glowing luminaries are expected to make the General Dacey Trail glow at the 9th annual Candlelight Walk Saturday at 6 p.m. A new addition this year is 100 lumina

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Go! Guide: Arts and Entertainment Calendar Jan 18-24

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 1/16/2019 5:00:00 PM

The Prairie: Then and Now: 2:30-4 p.m., Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State Highway 16, Shelbyville. Broadway Comes to Shelbyville: 4-6 p.m., Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, 1989 State

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville

Effingham Daily News

Date: 1/4/2019 6:41:00 PM

Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. The center will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with three different opportunities for even

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Trump: Shutdown could last 'months or even years'; some Illinois impact felt

Herald & Review

Date: 1/4/2019 12:47:00 PM

Lake Shelbyville, which is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, is not impacted because funding was previously allotted. Due to the government shutdown the IRS is operating with a skeleton

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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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