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Fees, Reservations And Permits

A $1.00 per person per day fee is charged at the following beaches: Dam West, Sullivan and Wilborn Creek.

The total Day Use Fee paid shall not exceed $4.00 per day per vehicle. No Day Use Fee are charged for children under 13 years of age or persons camped in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds.

 

Golden Age and Golden Access cardholders and America The Beautiful Senior and Access Pass holders receive a 50% reduction in all Day Use Fees and on the purchase of an annual pass.

There is a $3.00 per launch fee for the use of the following U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat ramps:
  • Bo Wood
  • Lithia Springs
  • Whitley Creek
  • Coon Creek
  • Lone Point
  • Wilborn Creek
  • Dam West
  • Opossum Creek

Annual passes are available for $30.00. Annual passes can be purchased at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds, and the West Okaw Wildlife Management Office.

Golden Age/Access and America the Beautiful Senior/Access Passes receive a 50% reduction in all Day Use Fees and on the purchase of an annual pass.  America the Beautiful Senior/Access Passes are not available at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilities, but they are recognized by USACE facilities.

Why is the US Army Corps of Engineers accepting Senior Passes but not selling them?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) was not included in the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004, which gave agencies the authority to create the America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. Although the Corps will not sell or issue the passes, the Corps will accept the Senior Passes or Golden Age Passports as proof of eligibility for age-related discounts. More information may be found at: http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/passes.cfm

Link to list of places that sell America the Beautiful Senior/Access Passes: PassIssuanceList.pdf

Link to America the Beautiful Senior/Access Passes registration form: senior_pass_application.pdf

Forrest W. "BO" Wood Recreation Area

Site Description  Price per Night
Tent Only, Electric $18.00
Standard Electric- 50 Amp $18.00
Water, Standard Electric- 50 Amp $20.00
Full Hookup- 50 Amp $24.00

Coon Creek Recreation Area
Site Description Price per Night
Tent Only, Electric $18.00
Standard Electric- 30 Amp $18.00
Standard Electric- 50 Amp $18.00
Full Hookup- 50 Amp $24.00

Lithia Springs Recreation Area
Site Description  Price per Night
Standard Electric- 30 Amp $18.00
Standard Electric- 50 Amp $18.00
Full Hookup- 50 Amp $24.00

Lone Point Recreation Area 

Site Description Price per Night
Tent Only, Non-electric $16.00
Standard Electric- 30 Amp $16.00
Standard Electric- 50 Amp $16.00
Full Hookup- 50 Amp $24.00

Opossum Creek Recreation Area

Site Description  Price per Night
Tent Only, Electric $16.00
Tent Only, Non-electric $16.00
Standard Electric- 30 Amp $16.00
Standard Electric- 50 Amp $16.00
Water, Standard Electric- 50 Amp $20.00
Full Hookup, 50 Amp $24.00

Reservations for the Dam West Ramp Point Group Shelter are available by calling 1(877)444-6777 and on the Internet at www.Recreation.gov.  Reservations for this shelter must be made at least 4 days in advance, may be made up to 1 year in advance, and require a non-refundable $30 reservation fee. 

The Dam West Large Group Shelter may be reserved in person at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office or by calling (217)774-3951, ext 3.  Reservations for the Dam West Large Shelter are available beginning on the first working day in January and requires a $50 non-refundable reservation fee. 

Group picnic shelters located in East Spillway, Dam East, Dam West Overlook, Dam West Beach, Lone Point, Bo Wood, Sullivan Beach, and Camp Camfield Recreation Areas are not reservable and are available on a first come-first served basis.

2014 Special Event Fishing Tournament List.pdf

Reservations for fishing tournaments and other private special events, such as weddings, business parties, etc. may be made in person or by calling the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951.

Fishing tournament reservations can be made by telephone beginning at 8 a.m. on the last Monday in September. These reservations require a non-refundable $50 administrative fee and must be made at least one week in advance.

Boat Rafting Permits are available in person or by calling the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951. At this time, there is no charge for Boat Rafting Permits.