• Lake Shelbyville Disabled Deer Hunting Blinds Available at Whitley Creek Recreation Area

    Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is offering additional deer hunting opportunities at Whitley Creek Recreation Area in Moultrie County for disabled deer hunters holding a state issued P2A card. Disabled hunters will be able to reserve one of 4 blinds in the closed Recreation Area during archery deer season. All four blinds were built by Boy Scouts to earn their Eagle Scout status.

    Lake Shelbyville– Due to high water this summer, all hunting in Okaw Wetlands and Whitley Potholes will be in accordance with statewide regulations. There will not be pit blinds or skid blinds available this year. The handicap blind in the Okaw Wetland will still be reservable this season, and is located in the same location as years past. Hunters not hunting in the handicap blind will have to follow the state minimum distance regulation of 200 yards between groups. For questions or to reserve the handicap blind contact Park Ranger Taylor Finks at (217) 774-3951 Ext. 7028 or at taylor.m.finks@usace.army.mil. -30-
  • Carlyle Lake Tri Event and Temporary Road Closures

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake, in partnership with MSE Racing, will host the Carlyle Lake Tri on Sunday, 19 September 2021. The triathlon will begin in the Dam West Day Use Area at 6:30 a.m. and will consist of three groups, Sprint, Olympic Distance, and Half Distance, competing in a timed swim, bike, and run course. The swim portion will take place on the south side of the Dam West Beach. The bike course will start at the Main Dam and will travel North on Clinton and Bond County roads. The route of the run course will take participants through the West Spillway, General Dean Recreation Area, East Spillway, across Saddle Dam II, and the Main Dam. While visiting Carlyle Lake during the triathlon, visitors are encouraged to take extra caution while driving in the areas of the triathlon course.
  • Advanced Tickets Required to attend the 2021 Indian Creek Halloween Walk

    September 13, 2021, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is excited to announce we will be holding the Halloween Walk event this year at the Indian Creek Campground! To provide as safe an event as possible, there have been some changes due to Covid -19. These changes are as follows:
  • David C Berti Shooting Range Closed for Maintenance

    September 13, 2021, Mark Twain Lake – The David C. Berti Shooting Range located in the Warren G. See South Spillway Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake will be closed from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on September 16 and 17, 2021 for visitor and maintenance staff safety while work is performed at the range. There will also be future short-term closures for additional site maintenance and sidewalk upgrades. Please follow all posted construction signs, keep out signs and other safety signs. If you need additional information, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573.735.4097 or email us at marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil.
  • Lake Shelbyville Youth Deer Hunt Applications Available

    Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 11th Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 9 and 10, 2021. To apply for the hunt, youth applicants must be less than 18 years old on October 9, 2021 and be accompanied by an adult. Applications must be received by 8:00 a.m. on September 20, 2021. Applications can be picked up at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or online at: https://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Portals/54/docs/recreation/lakeshelbyville/2021 Youth Deer Hunt Application Fillable.pdf
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for a fun and safe weekend celebrating Labor Day at Carlyle Lake. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in water related recreation activities, always wear your life jacket. Over two-thirds of people who drown never had any intention of being in the water.
  • Mark Twain Lake Trail Update

    Mark Twain Lake, August 27, 2021 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake announces two multi-use trails have reopened after the extended high water and storm damage, however, visitors may still encounter downed limbs and experience short detours. The Lick Creek and Joanna Trail provide hikers, mountain bikers, equestrian riders, backpack campers, birders and hunters many miles of natural enjoyment. Both trails meander through several habitat types including upland hardwood, open fields, bottomlands and limestone bluffs.
  • Providing Accessibility: General Dacey Trail Hay Ride

    Lake Shelbyville – Join us on October 13th for the 2021 General Dacey Trail Hay Ride for People with Mobility Restrictions. This event features scenic hayride tours of the General Dacey Trail for all, young and old, who are physically unable to walk the trail on their own. The trailers used for the events are made to accommodate wheelchairs and sitting participants.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – Searching for a fun, outdoor activity? Look no further than the Carlyle Lake Geocache Trail! The new and improved geocache trail is a perfect activity for the entire family. It will test your navigation skills while providing scenic views from some of the hidden gems around the lake. The trail has twelve caches scattered around the lake. Ready to begin the hunt?