U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville is subject to closures not listed on this site. For up to date information call 217-774-3951 or email lakeshelbyville@usace.army.mil.

Bobber says come to Lake Shelbyville!
Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center
Dam West Life Jacket Loaner Station Restocked with Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket. The Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Program is part of a federal grant project funded by the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Enjoy Your Holiday, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive
Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, yet the number of deaths by drowning could be reduced drastically if everyone would wear a life jacket. Statistics show that 89 percent of those who...
Parking for Lake Shelbyville 4th of July Fireworks
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gearing up for the 4th of July at Lake Shelbyville. Fireworks will be launched at dusk from Ramp Point, located in Dam West Recreation Area. Lake Shelbyville has...
Road Across Lake Shelbyville Dam Closed Due to Maintenance
The road across the main dam at Lake Shelbyville will be closed starting 7:00AM Monday, May 20th thru 12:00PM on Friday, May 24th and again Tuesday, May 28th thru Friday, May 31st. The road should...

Always Wear a Life Jacket!

19 Life Jacket Loaner Stations

are located around Lake Shelbyville for visitors to borrow while recreating. 

Navigate to any of the dots on the map below to borrow a life jacket.
When you are finished with your life jacket just simply return it to any of the life jacket loaner stations on the map. 


 Red  - USACE managed life jacket loaner station
 Green  - State/IDNR managed life jacket loaner station
 Yellow  - USACE managed, Sea Tow Foundation grant Life Jackets



Lake Shelbyville


Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lake Shelbyville
1989 State Highway 16
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Phone: (217) 774-3951

Office Hours: 
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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