Lake Shelbyville


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Dam West Beach back open after trash left scattered from 4th of July


Date: 7/8/2020 4:08:00 PM

The Lake Shelbyville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed Dam West Beach for a day to clean it after trash was found scattered all over it

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Plenty o’ squirrel

The Telegraph

Date: 7/5/2020 3:15:00 PM

For the Telegraph/CURT HICKEN. For most of our area's hunters, the first of the Illinois hunting seasons begin Aug. 1 when squirrels become fair game. by Telegraph outdoor writer In a part of the

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Glancing Back for July 3


Date: 7/3/2020 5:19:00 AM

SHELBYVILLE -- B.F. McClerren, the 1995 Lincoln Presenter of the Year, will give a presentation on "A Visit With Abe Lincoln" July 9 near the Lake Shelbyville visitors center. People attending

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Daily Herald Media Group launches weekly paper in Shelbyville

Daily Herald

Date: 6/26/2020 11:31:00 AM

Less than a month after its launch of the Glenview Herald and the Northbrook Herald weekly newspapers, the employee-owned Daily Herald Media Group will begin publication of the Shelbyville Eagle

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Lone Point Campground now open at Lake Shelbyville


Date: 6/11/2020 3:36:00 AM

You can support our newsroom by joining at our lowest rate! LAKE SHELBYVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to announce that in addition to Coon Creek

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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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