Lake Shelbyville


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Pelicans At Weiss Lake

Cathy Griffeth

Date: 11/14/2017

Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss

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Deer hunt for people with disabilities

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 11/13/2017 10:40:00 AM

The Lake Shelbyville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Wolf Creek State Park will hold the 28th Annual Lake Shelbyville Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities during the first firearm deer season on Nov. 17-19. The hunt will be conducted in portions of

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Go! Guide: Arts and Entertainment Calendar Nov. 10-16

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 11/8/2017 11:03:00 PM

Charleston,, 217-345-4622 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Central Illinois Crappie Club Lake Shelbyville Open, Eagle Creek State Park, 2341 Eagle Creek Rd., Findlay,

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Richard B. ‘Dick’ Jahns Sr.

Sauk Valley Media

Date: 11/7/2017 3:07:00 PM

Dick was a caring father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to the entire family. He loved going on his annual fishing trips to Lake Shelbyville with family and friends. He enjoyed making birdhouses, wooden signs, fishing, cutting down trees, and anything

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Date: 11/5/2017 11:03:00 AM

Contact Randy Cordray for more information at (618) 724-2493. Lake Shelbyville Fishing Report by Steve Welch Finally the water temps are right and the crappie fishing for the rest of the season or sometime mid December will be on fire. It is strictly jig time

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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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