Tag: Lake Shelbyville
  • Okaw Valley School District receives national award for partnership with Lake Shelbyville

    Maj. Gen. Michael Wehr, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division commander, presented Okaw Valley School District with the 2016 Excellence in Partnership Award today, during a special ceremony at Okaw Valley High School.
  • Lake Shelbyville Woods Lake Grand Opening

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is hosting a celebration for the grand opening of Woods Lake on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Many free activities planned for the occasion including a ribbon cutting ceremony, kids fishing tournament, National Wild Turkey Federation archery & BB gun stations, canoe paddling lessons, boat rides, and many other activities.
  • Pack the Park at Lithia Springs

    Enjoy free camping at Lithia Springs May 5-7! Activities & fun for the whole family.
  • Lake Shelbyville Eagle Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville & the Illinois Raptor Center are hosting Bald Eagle Day, Saturday, February 13, 2016.
  • Lake Shelbyville is set to welcome holiday weekend visitors

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville anticipates a very busy upcoming 4th of July holiday celebration. The Lake is open for all visitors to enjoy and should have plenty of water. As of June 29th, and with no additional rainfall, the lake is projected to crest on Monday, July 3, 2015 at 610.6 feet above sea level (referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD)). On June 29, at 7:00 a.m., the lake level was 609.59 feet above sea level NGVD, which is 9.89 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet above sea level NGVD).
  • Fish Habitat Improvement Day Postponed

    Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Improvement Day Postponed Lake Shelbyville - The Fish Habitat
  • Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting the 3rd Annual Eagle Day event on
  • Lake Shelbyville Youth Deer Hunt Applications Are Available

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 5th Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 12 and 13, 2013. To apply for the hunt, youth must be less than 16 years old on October 12, 2013 and be accompanied by an adult on the hunt.
  • Early Goose Opportunity at Lake Shelbyville

    Lake Shelbyville will be offering special draw hunts during this year’s early goose season. The drawing will be held August 30, 2013. The dates of the hunts will be September 9, 10, 14, and 15. Location of the hunts will be Wilborn Creek and Sullivan Beach Recreation Areas. A total of 2 blind locations will be staked out at each Recreation Area and two hunters will be allowed per blind location. Hunters for each day will be drawn from the pool of applicants to maximize hunter opportunity. Hunters must provide their own blind and stay within 5 feet of the stake at each location. All statewide regulations shall apply including but not limited to; shooting hours and bag limits.

    Lake Shelbyville – Ten waterfowl blinds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for hunting at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Okaw Wetlands during the 2013-2014 waterfowl-hunting seasons to exclude the first firearm deer season. This includes the teal, regular duck and all Canada goose seasons. High water levels at Lake Shelbyville this summer flooded the Okaw Wetlands not allowing for crops to be planted or moist soil management in the impoundments. The blinds are just emerging from the floodwaters and have NOT been cleaned out or brushed. Maintenance to the blinds may take place if and/or when time and resources allow. Hunting hours will be from 30 minutes before sunrise to 1 P.M. until December 24 (end of duck season) and from December 25 – January 31, the wetland will be open for goose hunting during regular statewide hunting hours.