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 School Programs

Lake Shelbyville offers Ranger led school programs on a limited basis. Currently, these programs are only available at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. The program topics include plants, animals and water safety.

We also have various traveling trunks that are available to teachers to use in the classroom. For more information or to arrange a pickup please use the contact information below.

For further information about the programs and dates available please call 217-774-3951 X 2 or e-mail


 Tours of the Dam

Public, regularly scheduled tours of the dam are not available at this time. Special Requests for civic organizations and school groups are available on a limited basis by calling 217-774-3951 X2. Dam tours start at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center and last about one hour.

 Water Safety

The Corps of Engineers is the largest provider of water based recreation activities in the nation. Water safety education is important part of the recreation mission of the Corps. Over 370 million visitors come to the 420 lake and river projects each year. We want every single visitor to arrive home safely. There are multiple ways to gain knowledge about water safety, you can arrange for a ranger led program or use water safety material that has been produced and available on the national level. Click here to take you to the Water Safety page that contains links to some of the available materials.

Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet

2023 Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet Competition

Location: Camp Camfield Multiple Use Area - Sullivan, IL

Date: TBD

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Interested? Contact Ashley Florey at 217-774-3951 X 7005 or email