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  • Boundary Maintenance Work at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be performing boundary maintenance work from December 14, 2020 through January 15, 2021 on multiple sections of the boundary line at Carlyle Lake. The boundary line maintenance work will consist of uniformed Park Rangers and volunteers walking the boundary lines, replacing signposts, identifying encroachments on government property, inspecting mowing permits, and clearing brush along the boundary line. The maintenance work is performed annually during the winter months when vegetation is at a minimum. Maintenance is necessary in order to maintain a visible boundary line and to protect the public lands at Carlyle Lake.
  • National Great Rivers Museum Temporarily Closed

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be closing the National Great Rivers Museum beginning close of business November 20th, 2020 until further notice as a result of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and the subsequent mitigations issued by the state of Illinois. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remains proactive with regards to the safety and health of all visitors and will provide additional information regarding this closure and any other modifications or restrictions of our Project Areas as it becomes available.
  • Minor Traffic Delays in South Fork Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake

    Mark Twain Lake, November 18, 2020 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will begin
  • Lake Shelbyville Trail Closures for Firearm Deer Seasons

    For Immediate Release 17 November 2020 Release No.: 21-03 Lake Shelbyville Trail Closures for Firearm Deer Seasons Lake Shelbyville- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to remind public land users of upcoming trail closure dates. Camp Camfield, General Dacey Mountain Bike Trail, and the Illini Trail are all closed to any non-hunting users or activities for the duration of first and second firearm deer season as well as muzzleloader season. Trails do not close for archery deer season. 2020 Firearm Deer Season Dates: First Firearm Deer Season - November 20-22, 2020 Second Firearm Deer Season - December 3-6, 2020 Muzzleloader Deer Season - December 11-13, 2020 For additional information, please call the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at 217-774-3951. -30-
  • Hunter Ethics

    CARLYLE LAKE - With the fall hunting season underway, hunters are reminded of their obligation to practice ethical and safe hunting while in the field. Remember, your personal ethics might not match your neighbors, but certain guidelines do pertain to all hunters.
  • Changes for Camping Reservations at Lake Shelbyville

    For Immediate Release: 05 November 2020 Release No.: 21-02 Changes Coming to Lake Shelbyville Campgrounds in 2021 Lake Shelbyville- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to announce campground opening dates and policy changes for the 2021 recreation season. Lake Shelbyville had a successful year in 2020 with campsite utilization rates up almost 20%. The 2021 season is projected to be another busy year for outdoor recreation and camping.
  • Firewood Cutting at Mark Twain Lake

    Mark Twain Lake, November 2, 2020 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that firewood
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11.
  • Waterfowl Refuge and No Hunting Zones

    Mark Twain Lake, October 28, 2020 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages a waterfowl refuge on
  • Mark Twain Lake Day Use Fee Collection Changes Due to COVID-19

    Mark Twain Lake, October 27, 2020 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Mark Twain Lake is