Temporary Recreation Area Closings at Lake Shelbyville for Youth Deer Hunt

Published Sept. 28, 2021


Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a youth deer hunt at Lake Shelbyville on October 9 & 10, 2021. The hunt will be conducted in portions of recreation areas previously closed for the season. As a safety precaution Lone Point Campground, excluding the boat ramp and Walleye Group Camp, Whitley Creek campground and treatment plant, excluding the boat ramp and all Wilborn Creek, Sullivan Beach, and Opossum Creek Recreation Areas will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 12:00 p.m. October 8, 2021 to 8:00 p.m. October 10, 2021.

These closings include boat ramps located within Opossum Creek and Wilborn Creek Recreation Areas. Ramps remaining open during this period include those in Dam West, Lone Point, Lithia Springs, Whitley Creek and Bo Wood Recreation Areas, Wolf Creek and Eagle Creek State Parks and all secondary ramps.

For more information contact the Lake Shelbyville Environmental Stewardship Department at (217) 774-3951 ext 7040.



Release No.: 21-18

Lake Shelbyville
1989 State Hwy 16, Shelbyville, IL 62565

Release no. 21-106