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Visitors to Lake Shelbyville can expect to find a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. If your favorite pursuit is camping, you can choose from close to 1500 campsites in areas operated by the Corps, the State of Illinois, and Sullivan Marina/Campground.

Campsites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can be reserved. Reservations are available by phone at (877) 444-6777, online: www.Recreation.gov or in person at campground fee booths. Campsite reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance and may be made up to 6 months in advance.

 

Forrest W. "BO" Wood Recreation Area:

2015 Season Dates: April 16 – October 25*

*Extended camping season, weather permitting

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:

2015 Season Dates: May 7 – October 12

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

2015 Season Dates: April 16 – October 25

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 

2015 Season Dates: May 14 – September 8

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

2015 Season Dates: May 14 – September 8 

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

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds

Bo Wood Campground located south of Sullivan, offers 138 campsites with electric hookups and 36 full hook up sites. 

This facility lies on the shoreline with a steep descent down to the water. Oak and hickory forests offer plenty of shade.

Foliage turns a variety of red, orange, purple and yellow each fall, while prairie flowers dot the landscape in spring and summer.

Numerous species of songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors inhabit the lake area, as do mammals such as cottontail rabbit, white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrel, muskrat and mink.

Amenities:
• boat ramp
• courtesy dock
• drinking water
• dump station
• fish cleaning station
• flush toilets
• laundry
• playground
• showers

To get there:
Go south of Sullivan on Rte 32, 2.6 miles; then west .5 mile.

NOTE: the reservation company will declare the campground full when they have sold their allotment of campsites. Many first-come first-served campsites still may be available.

Click Here to make reservations

Coon Creek Campground is located south of Findlay and features numerous campsites with electric hookups. Additional campsites feature full hookups.


Amenities:
• amphitheater
• beach
• boat ramp
• basketball court
• courtesy dock
• drinking water
• dump station
• fish cleaning station
• flush toilets
• laundry
• nature trail
• playground
• shower

To get there:
Go south of Findlay 2.8 miles; then west .2 mile; then south 1.7 miles.

NOTE: the reservation company will declare the campground full when they have sold their allotment of campsites. Many first-come first-served campsites still may be available. 

Click Here to make reservations 

Lithia Springs Campground is located east of Shelbyville, features campsites with electric hookups and full hookups.


This facility has a variety of amenities and offers outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing.

The campground lies in an oak and hickory forest. Foliage turns a variety of red, orange, purple and yellow each fall, while prairie flowers dot the landscape in spring and summer.

Numerous species of songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors inhabit the lake area, as do mammals such as cottontail rabbit, white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrel, muskrat and mink.

Amenities:
• amphitheater
• beach
• boat ramp
• courtesy dock
• drinking water
• dump station
• electrical hookups
• flush toilets
• laundry facilities
• playground
• showers

In addition, Lithia Springs Marina, adjacent to the campground, is a full service marina.

To get there:
Go east of Shelbyville on Rte 16, 3.2 miles; then north 2.1 miles; then west 1.4 miles.

NOTE: the reservation company will declare the campground full when they have sold their allotment of campsites. Many first-come first-served campsites still may be available. 

Click Here to make reservations

Lone Point Campground is a secluded campground south of Findlay, offers 91 campsites with a group camping area.

This facility has a variety of campsites that can accommodate large and small groups, as well as individuals. The lake and surrounding land offer outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing.

The Lone Point area is heavily forested with plenty of shade. Oak and hickory are the lake region's dominant tree species. Foliage turns a variety of red, orange, purple and yellow each fall, while prairie flowers dot the landscape in spring and summer.

Numerous species of songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors inhabit the lake area, as do mammals such as cottontail rabbit, white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrel, muskrat and mink.

Amenities:
• amphitheater
• boat ramp
• courtesy dock
• drinking water
• dump station
• fish cleaning station
• flush toilets
• 11 mile hiking - backpacking trail.
• Pay phone
• playground
• showers

Walleye Group Camp features 10 trailer sites with electric hookup.
Mayapple Group Camp has 8 trailer sites with electric hookup.

To get there:
Go south of Findlay 2.8 miles; then east .5 mile; then south .8 mile; then east .5 mile; then south .5 mile.

NOTE: the reservation company will declare the campground full when they have sold their allotment of campsites. Many first-come first-served campsites still may be available. 

Click Here to make reservations

Opossum Creek Campground is a quiet campground that offers campsites with both electricity and full hookups.

Opossum Creek overlooks the lake shore and provides plenty of shade. Oak and hickory are the lake region's dominant tree species.

Foliage turns a variety of red, orange, purple and yellow each fall, while prairie flowers dot the landscape in spring and summer.

Numerous species of songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors inhabit the lake area, as do mammals such as cottontail rabbit, white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrel, muskrat and mink.

Amenities:
• boat ramp
• courtesy dock
• drinking water
• dump station
• fish cleaning station
• flush toilets
• pay phone
• playground
• showers

To get there:
Go north of Shelbyville on Rte 128, 3.4 miles; then east .9 mile; then south .5 mile; then east 1.2 miles.

NOTE: the reservation company will declare the campground full when they have sold their allotment of campsites. Many first-come first-served campsites still may be available. 

Click Here to make reservations

Group Camps

Lone Point Campground is a secluded campground south of Findlay, offers 91 campsites with four group camping areas.

This facility has a variety of campsites that can accommodate large and small groups, as well as individuals. The lake and surrounding land offer outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing.

The Lone Point area is heavily forested with plenty of shade. Oak and hickory are the lake region's dominant tree species. Foliage turns a variety of red, orange, purple and yellow each fall, while prairie flowers dot the landscape in spring and summer.

Numerous species of songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors inhabit the lake area, as do mammals such as cottontail rabbit, white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrel, muskrat and mink.

Amenities:
• amphitheater
• boat ramp
• courtesy dock
• drinking water
• dump station
• fish cleaning station
• flush toilets
• 11 mile hiking - backpacking trail.
• Pay phone
• playground
• showers

Walleye Group Camp features 10 trailer sites with electric hookup.

To get there:
Go south of Findlay 2.8 miles; then east .5 mile; then south .8 mile; then east .5 mile; then south .5 mile.

NOTE: the reservation company will declare the campground full when they have sold their allotment of campsites. Many first-come first-served campsites still may be available. 

Click Here to make reservations

Okaw Bluff Group Camp offers a unique opportunity to house large groups of people in one location!  The group camp features two houses: the frame house and the stone house.  For additional information of reserving the Okaw Bluff Group Camp, see our Okaw Bluff Group Camp Brochure & Okaw Bluff Group Camp Map (located on the left hand column of this page).
Wilborn Creek is a small non-electric group camp located at the north end of the lake. The area accommodates approximately 10 trailers and 25 tents. A large public beach is located nearby.

To get there:
Go southeast of Bethany on Rte 121, 2.5 miles; then south 4 miles; then west .5 mile.

NOTE: the reservation company will declare the campground full when they have sold their allotment of campsites. Many first-come first-served campsites still may be available. 

Wilborn Creek Group Camp reservations are available by phone at (217)774-3951 ext 3.