Lake Shelbyville set to accommodate maximum holiday weekend crowds

Published June 28, 2013

Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville anticipates a very busy upcoming holiday celebration over the next 10 days.  The Lake is open for all visitors to enjoy and should have plenty of water.  As of June 28th, and with no additional rainfall, the lake is projected to crest on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 611.5 feet above sea level (referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD)).  On June 28, at 7:00 a.m., the lake level was 610.40 feet above sea level NGVD, which is 10.70 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet above sea level NGVD).


At this time, all Lake Shelbyville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers boat ramps and courtesy docks are open for use, with the exception of Whitley Creek Boat Ramp.  Dam West Beach and Lithia Springs Beach remain open until further notice.  Wolf Creek Beach, located in Wolf Creek State Park is designed to remain open during high water.  This facility is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset.  The fee for Wolf Creek Beach is $1 per person.  Wilborn Creek Beach, Coon Creek Beach, and Sullivan Beach remained closed until further notice.


The Illini Backpacking Trail, which runs from Lone Point Recreation Area to Eagle Creek State Park, Coon Creek Trail, and Okaw Bluff Trail are closed.  Hikers can still use the Camp Camfield Trail.

Phil Manhart

Release no. 13-058