• Lake Shelbyville General Dacey Hayride

    Lake Shelbyville – Join us on October 10th for the 2019 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.
  • Carlyle Lake Pool Update

    CARLYLE LAKE - As of 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 23 August 2019 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 450.38 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The current release rate is approximately 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Thursday, 22 August 2019 was approximately 8,620 day second feet (dsf). With current precipitation on the ground, Carlyle Lake is forecasted to crest at less than 451.0 feet NGVD on Sunday, 25 August 2019.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The Carlyle Lake Bike Trail is a fun outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy! The trail offers over sixty miles of federal, state, and county roads to ride as well as a scenic view from atop the Carlyle Lake Main Dam. Maps are available at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center, the Carlyle Lake Project Office, or online at https://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Carlyle-Lake/.
  • Lake Shelbyville Youth Deer Hunt Applications

    Lake Shelbyville Youth Deer Hunt Applications Available Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 10th Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 12 and 13, 2019. To apply for the hunt, youth must be less than 18 years old on October 12, 2019 and be accompanied by an adult on the hunt. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on September 6, 2019. 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: www.tinyurl.com/LakeShelbyville-Hunting
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – With school starting, it may feel like the fun of summer is coming to an end, but the recreation season is still going strong at Carlyle Lake. All campgrounds are still open and will be through the fall. All beaches are open until mid-September. There is still plenty to do at the lake and as the temperatures begin to drop outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, geocaching, and biking are even more enjoyable. School and work may keep your week busy, but keep Carlyle Lake in mind for your weekend activities.
  • Lake Shelbyville Dirtworx MTB Fest

    Lake Shelbyville DirtWorx Mountain Bike Fest Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the Lake Volunteers Association, Central Illinois Mountain Bike Association, General Dacey Trail Mountain Bike Club, and Bike and Hike Effingham to host the 2nd Annual DirtWorx MTB Fest on September 13-15, 2019.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – Carlyle Lake offers a variety of late summer hunting opportunities starting with squirrel season which opens Thursday, 1 August 2019. Shooting hours are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. The daily bag limit is five and the possession limit is ten, you may possess no more than twice the daily bag limit. All public lands around the lake are open to hunting with the exception of developed recreation areas and a 100 yard buffer zone around the recreation areas and other posted areas marked “NO HUNTING.” Both shotguns and .22 rim fire rifles are permitted on Corps of Engineers public lands to hunt squirrels. Remember to always practice hunting safety and follow all State of Illinois hunting rules and regulations, as well as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site specific regulations.
  • Aquafest at Lake Shelbyville

    Aquafest at Dam West Beach Lake Shelbyville – Aquafest at Dam West Beach is no ordinary day at the beach! The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00PM. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to attend. There will be no fee for using the beach and facilities the entire day. Activities include water safety carnival games, sand sculpture contest, inflatable water slide, and an appearance from Bobber the Water Safety Dog. All activities will be carnival and circus themed. For additional information, visit our facebook page: @LakeShelbyvilleUSACE or call Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services & Outreach at (217)774-3951 X 2. -30-
  • Summer Hunting Opportunities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – Carlyle Lake offers a variety of late summer hunting opportunities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources work together to manage public lands and waters at Carlyle Lake. More than 10,000 acres of public lands are open to public hunting to which all-current Illinois game laws and regulations are in effect. All hunters are required to sign in and out daily and record harvest at the nearest hunter sign in box. Access areas are conveniently located around the lake to provide parking and access to public lands. Several wildlife food plots have been planted around the lake. Plots consist of various crops including sunflowers, corn, and other row crops.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – July is National Parks and Recreation Month and Carlyle Lake is the perfect destination to celebrate! Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, biking 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.