Opening Dates for Lake Shelbyville Campgrounds and Beaches

Published March 25, 2013
Lake Shelbyville – The 2013 camping season will soon be here, so make your camping trip plans now to come out and enjoy the beauty of spring. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to announce the campground opening dates and fees for the 2013 season:

Bo Wood Campground campsites 114 – 141 will open the week of March 31, 2013 on a first-come, first-serve basis. The campsite fees for these sites will be paid for using the honor vault system until Thursday, April 18, 2013. The rest of the campground opens Thursday, April 18, 2013. Campsite fees are $18-24 per site/night.

Lithia Springs Campground opens Thursday, April 18, 2013: $18-24 per site/night.
Coon Creek Campground opens Thursday, May 2, 2013: $18-24 per site/night.
Lone Point Campground opens Thursday, May 16, 2013. $16-24 per site/night.
Opossum Creek Campground will have an open house starting May 9 through May 15, 2013. During this time camping will be free on a first come first serve basis and there will be special events occurring Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 11, 2013. Fees will start being collected on Thursday, May 16, 2013: $16-24 per site/night.

Reservable as well as first-come first-serve campsites are available in all of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds at Lake Shelbyville. If you are interested in reserving a campsite there are three ways reservations can be made: 1) By calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 2) By Internet 3) In person at the campground fee booth.

The beaches at Lake Shelbyville will open Saturday, May 25, 2015. This includes Dam West, Sullivan, and Wilborn Creek beaches. $1.00 per person per day is charged for the use of U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers public beaches. The total day use fee paid shall not exceed $4.00 per day per vehicle. No day use fees are charged for children under the age of 13 or persons camped in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds. Annual passes are available for $30.00. Annual passes can be purchased at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office east of Shelbyville, IL from 8 a.m-4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday and at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds. Annual passes are alson available at West Okaw Wildlife Management Area Office east of Bethany, IL off of IL Route 121 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. For more information contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office by email at or by calling 217-774-3951.

Phil Manhart

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