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  • Temporary Closure of Lake Road

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be temporarily closing Lake Road in the Dam West Recreation Area from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 26 April 2019. This closure is necessary for public safety during the 2019 Celebrate the Earth event. This annual event draws more than 3,500 students, teachers, and chaperones to the Dam West Day Use area. To ensure the safety of everyone participating, Lake Road will be temporarily closed.
  • Pack the Park at Lithia Springs

    For Immediate Release: 15 April 2019 Release No.: 19-15 Lithia Springs Pack the Park Event at Lake Shelbyville Lake Shelbyville – Camping season is here and Lake Shelbyville is celebrating with a free camping event called Pack the Park. The event will take place at Lithia Springs Campground May 9-11, 2019. During this time, campsites are first come, first served with no reservations available. Paid camping will resume on Sunday, May 12. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, May 9: Free Camping Begins Friday, May 10 6:30PM Ninja Night at the Amphitheater Saturday, May 11 8:00AM Yoga with Becky Jo at the Beach 9:30AM “Best Brew” Coffee Contest at the Amphitheater 12:00-5:00PM Boat Rides at Lithia Springs Marina Ship Store *Campers Only* 6:00-9:00PM Battle Creek Band at the Beach/Nearby Area Sunday, May 12: Free Camping Ends, Paid Camping Begins Again For additional information regarding Lithia Springs Pack the Park, please contact our Lake Shelbyville USACE Project Office at (217)774-3951 X 2. -30-
  • 2019 Recreation Season at Lake Shelbyville

    For Immediate Release: 15 April 2019 Release No.: 19-16 Lake Shelbyville – The recreation season is upon us and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to announce 2019 campground & public beach season dates. All camping facilities, with the exception of Lone Point Campground, are on target to open on their scheduled dates. All beaches are also on target to open as scheduled, weather permitting. Fish cleaning stations and restrooms are open, with the exception of Lone Point, and all courtesy docks are in place.
  • Lake Shelbyville Adopt-A-Flower Bed Program

    For Immediate Release: 20 March 2019 Release No.: 19-13 Lake Shelbyville Adopt-A-Flower Bed Program Have you ever wanted to have your own flower garden? The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Shelbyville is looking for individual or groups that would be interested in adopting a garden space, for free! The program is a volunteer-based activity where area volunteer groups or individual can “adopt” and maintain designated sections of flowerbeds located outside the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center.
  • Lake Shelbyville Seeks Volunteers

    Lake Shelbyville Seeks Volunteers Lake Shelbyville – Enjoy the outdoors? Looking for a quiet place to RV this summer? Officials from the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Shelbyville, are looking for volunteers to help take care of Coon Creek Campground, Lone Point Campground, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center Butterfly Garden, and the Okaw Bluff Group Camp. One volunteer position at the Lone Point Campground will be responsible for mowing within and around the Lone Point Campground. The volunteer positions at Coon Creek Campground, Okaw Bluff Group Camp, and the second volunteer position at Lone Point Campground will be responsible for keeping the areas sanitized and presentable for campers and visitors. Volunteers interested in the Visitor Center Butterfly Garden position would be responsible for watering the entire garden, keeping the area clean for visitors, and regular garden maintenance as needed. The mentioned positions can be accomplished by an individual volunteer; however, a pair of volunteers for these positions are ideal.
  • Carlyle Lake Christmas Tree Recycling Project Rescheduled

    CARLYLE LAKE – Due to inclement weather, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake has rescheduled the annual spring Christmas tree recycling/fish habitat improvement project for Saturday, 23 March 2019. The event will take place at the Allen Branch Boat Ramp located in Eldon Hazlet State Park starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville

    Eagle Day at Lake ShelbyvilleLake Shelbyville – Eagle Day at Lake Shelbyville is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. The center will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with three different opportunities for event participants to view birds up close. First, a 30 minute bald eagle program for kids is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., there will be a 1 hour “talk and gawk” session where a live bald eagle and presenter will be available for visitors to photograph and ask questions to the Illinois Raptor Center staff. Finally, a one hour show at 12:30 p.m. will feature appearances from many different North American Birds of Prey.
  • Blood Donors to Receive Free Camping

    CARLYLE LAKE – The American Red Cross in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, 18 March 2019 at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The American Red Cross works diligently every day to keep an adequate supply of blood available. The need for blood is ongoing—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the United States a blood transfusion is needed every two seconds. The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the gift of life to help meet the demand.
  • Applications Available for Lake Shelbyville Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities and Wounded Warriors

    Lake Shelbyville – The 30th Annual Deer Hunt for People with Disabilities, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Wolf Creek State Park will be held November 22 through November 24, 2019. Applications are available for pickup at the Lake Shelbyville Project Office, online at http://tinyurl.com/LakeShelbyville-Hunting, or mail by contacting the Environmental Stewardship Department at 217-774-3951 Ext. 7049.
  • Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Improvement Day

    Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Improvement Day Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Lake Shelbyville Fish Habitat Alliance will place donated Christmas trees and artificial structures into Lake Shelbyville to enhance the fisheries on March 16, 2019. Volunteers with large jon boats are needed as well as volunteers on shore to help bundle and place trees in boats. To volunteer, meet at the Lone Point Recreation Area boat ramp parking lot by 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are required to sign in prior to starting work at 9:00 a.m. A free lunch will be provided.