Lake Shelbyville

ILLINOIS


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536.73 FEET
5/26/2018
Full Pool: 0.0
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Remember 5K set for June 23

Shelbyville Daily Union

Date: 5/24/2018 10:43:00 AM

The Relay for Life of Shelby County Remember 5K is set for June 23 at the Lake Shelbyville Visitors Center. Registration forms may be found at the event page www.relayforlife.org/shelbyil. Participants may register for with the 5K or the 1 mile Fun Walk

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Black Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament at Lake Shelbyville

BassResource.com

Date: 5/22/2018 3:40:00 AM

Bass fishing tips, tricks, and tactics. Includes articles, videos, news, and forums for beginning to advanced anglers. The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide Black Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament at Lake

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Black Wins Fishing League Event at Lake Shelbyville

The X Radio

Date: 5/21/2018 12:52:00 PM

Boater Michael Black of Toledo brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Illini Division event at Lake Shelbyville presented by Navionics. For his victory, Wood brought

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Black Wins Fishing League Event at Lake Shelbyville

The X Radio

Date: 5/21/2018 12:52:00 PM

Boater Michael Black of Toledo brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Illini Division event at Lake Shelbyville presented by Navionics. For his victory, Wood brought

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Winners announced at Shelby County Art Show

Journal Gazette and Times Courier

Date: 5/18/2018 11:38:00 AM

SHELBYVILLE -- Cloudy skies and cooler temperatures prevailed as visitors attended the annual Shelby County Art Show on April 14-15 at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. Those in attendance viewed artwork created by youth and adult artists from Shelby

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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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