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  • TEMPORARY RECREATION AREA CLOSINGS AT LAKE SHELBYVILLE TO CONDUCT DEER HUNT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Wolf Creek State Park will hold the 31st Annual Lake Shelbyville Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities during the first firearm deer season on November 19-21, 2021. The hunt will be conducted in portions of recreation areas at Lake Shelbyville that are closed for the season. As a safety precaution, Lone Point and Lithia Springs Campgrounds and all of Sullivan Beach, Wilborn Creek, Coon Creek, and Opossum Creek Recreation Areas will be closed to all automobile and pedestrian traffic from 2 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2021 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021.
  • Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet Results

    Lake Shelbyville – The 44th Annual Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet, coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was held at Camp Camfield Ecological Study Area on October 21st, 2021. The Eco-Meet is an environmental competition for school students that are in junior high and high school. Junior Varsity teams are comprised of four students from grades seven and eight. Varsity teams are made up of four high school students from grades nine through twelve. A total of 140 students from 35schools competed in this year’s event.
  • Temporary Recreation Area Closings at Lake Shelbyville for Youth Deer Hunt

    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.
  • Lake Shelbyville Disabled Deer Hunting Blinds Available at Whitley Creek Recreation Area

    Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is offering additional deer hunting opportunities at Whitley Creek Recreation Area in Moultrie County for disabled deer hunters holding a state issued P2A card. Disabled hunters will be able to reserve one of 4 blinds in the closed Recreation Area during archery deer season. All four blinds were built by Boy Scouts to earn their Eagle Scout status.
  • WATERFOWL HUNTING PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED FOR THE OKAW WETLANDS

    Lake Shelbyville– Due to high water this summer, all hunting in Okaw Wetlands and Whitley Potholes will be in accordance with statewide regulations. There will not be pit blinds or skid blinds available this year. The handicap blind in the Okaw Wetland will still be reservable this season, and is located in the same location as years past. Hunters not hunting in the handicap blind will have to follow the state minimum distance regulation of 200 yards between groups. For questions or to reserve the handicap blind contact Park Ranger Taylor Finks at (217) 774-3951 Ext. 7028 or at taylor.m.finks@usace.army.mil. -30-
  • Lake Shelbyville Youth Deer Hunt Applications Available

    Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 11th Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 9 and 10, 2021. To apply for the hunt, youth applicants must be less than 18 years old on October 9, 2021 and be accompanied by an adult. Applications must be received by 8:00 a.m. on September 20, 2021. 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: https://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Portals/54/docs/recreation/lakeshelbyville/2021 Youth Deer Hunt Application Fillable.pdf
  • Providing Accessibility: General Dacey Trail Hay Ride

    Lake Shelbyville – Join us on October 13th for the 2021 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.
  • Mountain Bike Weekend at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the Friends of Lake Shelbyville, Central Illinois Mountain Bike Association, and the General Dacey Trail Mountain Bike Club to host the 3rd Annual DirtWorx MTB Fest on September 10-12, 2021.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Auction off Impounded Deer Stands

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a silent auction for impounded deer stands and climbing sticks on Saturday, August 21st from 8:30 –11:00 a.m. at the government vehicle compound south of the Lake Shelbyville Administration Building.
  • Lake Shelbyville Dove Hunt Applications Available

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will be conducting dove hunts on Wednesday,