Lake Shelbyville

ILLINOIS


Lake Level
536.32 FEET
8/17/2018
Full Pool: 0.0
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Mountain Bike Weekend to be held at Lake Shelbyville

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 8/11/2018 7:37:00 PM

LAKE SHELBYVILLE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the Lake Volunteers Association, Central Illinois Mountain Bike Association, and the General Dacey Trail Mountain Bike Club to h

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Lake Shelbyville dove hunt applications available

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 8/3/2018 5:45:00 PM

LAKE SHELBYVILLE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will be conducting a dove hunt on Saturday, Sept. 1, at West Wilborn Creek Dove Field. On Sept. 1, two hunts will take place

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Partnership to provide free life jackets to boaters

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 7/31/2018 5:09:00 PM

Shelbyville, IL– Through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit, the Sea Tow Foundation has announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which is available at Lake Shelbyville. The

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Partnership to provide free life jackets to local boaters

Effingham Daily News

Date: 7/29/2018 2:38:00 PM

Through a partnership with boating safety nonprofit the Sea Tow Foundation, Lake Shelbyville has announced the opening of a new Life Jacket Loaner Station, which is available at Lake Shelbyville. The

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ITT at Shelby still Strong

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 7/20/2018 5:37:00 PM

Illini Team Trail events at Lake Shelbyville laid an egg to start the season, but rebounded with a huge catch in June. The July event continued to be strong, as 96 fish were weighed with almost 9 poun

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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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