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  • Loop Lake Shelbyville Bike Ride

    For Immediate Release: 24 April 2019 Release No.: 19-17 Loop Lake Shelbyville Bike Ride Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of Lake Shelbyville are hosting the 6th Annual Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride on Saturday, June 8, 2019. All rides will start from the Lake Shelbyville Visitor and will include options for a 22 mile, 47 mile or a 65 mile ride. Proceeds for the ride will benefit the Friends of Lake Shelbyville (FOLS). The FOLS provides education, historical interpretation, recreational and environmental improvements at Lake Shelbyville. Loop Lake Shelbyville bike ride starts at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. Rest stops will be provided every 10-13 miles for riders with water and snacks available. The 22 mile ride will take riders to Findlay and back to the Visitor Center. The 47 mile and 65 mile routes will loop Lake Shelbyville, ferry across the lake and head back to the Visitor Center. Registration and check-in at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. Riders may start riding after they have registered or checked in. Participants should plan their route to be back at the Visitor Center no later than 3:00 pm. Requirements: Riders must be over the age of 14 years. If under the age of 18, riders must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All riders will be required to wear a helmet for the duration of the ride and obey all applicable Illinois State rules of the road. If registered by May 24th participants will receive a t-shirt! Online registration can be found at www.bikereg.com/loop-lake-shelbyville This event coincides with National Get Outdoors Day, which encourages Americans to seek out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles, connect with nature, and embrace public lands. Loop Lake Shelbyville provides a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. For additional information, contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951 ext 2. -30-
  • 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.