Lake Shelbyville

ILLINOIS


Lake Level
538.25 FEET
1/23/2018
Full Pool: 0.0
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Government shutdown would close some Lake Shelbyville sites

Herald & Review

Date: 1/19/2018 3:11:00 PM

SHELBYVILLE — A possible federal government shutdown would close U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed recreation areas at Lake Shelbyville and the visitors center that overlooks the lake. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, Natural

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Shutdown would close some Lake Shelbyville rec areas

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 1/19/2018 1:48:00 PM

SHELBYVILLE -- A possible federal government shutdown would close U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed recreation areas at Lake Shelbyville and the visitors center that overlooks the lake. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, Natural

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Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 1/11/2018 11:14:00 AM

Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 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 event participants to view birds up close. First, a 30

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Winter Safety at Lake Shelbyville

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 1/11/2018 11:14:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to remind lake users of winter safety. Winter drawdown began on Dec. 27. At that time, the lake level was 599.83 feet above sea level as referenced to the National Vertical Geodetic Datum (NVGD)

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Winter is a soar subject hereabouts

Pantagraph

Date: 1/4/2018 5:01:00 PM

Lake Shelbyville Eagle Day, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 10, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, east of Main Dam, Shelbyville: bald eagle program for kids, birds of prey presentation, eagle "talk & gawk," more. Free, but advance tickets required at 217-774-3951

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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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