Parking for Lake Shelbyville 4th of July Fireworks

USACE Lake Shelbyville Project
Published June 28, 2022
Updated: June 28, 2022

Lake Shelbyville The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up for the 4th of July at Lake Shelbyville. Fireworks will be launched at dusk from Ramp Point, located in Dam West Recreation Area.  Lake Shelbyville has compiled a list of locations best suited for viewing the fireworks.  Locations include Dam West Recreation Area, Dam East Recreation Area, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, portions of the road across the Dam, and Dam West Overlook.  The road across the Dam will remain CLOSED due to the maintenance equipment stationed on the road. Pedestrians will be allowed to sit on partial portions of the road by the Visitor Center and Dam West Overlook.

Be advised that parking is limited.  Alternative locations for parking include Spillway Recreation Area, Forest Park & Dam West High Water Boat Ramp.  If parking at the high water ramp, users may access the General Dacey Trail and walk to Dam West.  The Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce has entertainment prior to the fireworks show.  Activities include concessions from 4:00-9:00PM, and Band from 6:00-9:00PM.  The fireworks show will begin at dusk.

As always, no outside fireworks of any kind are allowed on government property.  Offenders will face a citation if caught in possession of fireworks.  For additional information, please contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217)774-3951.


Ashley Forey
1989 State HWY 16, Shelbyville, IL 62565

Release no. 22-058