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Lake Shelbyville offers Ranger led school programs. These programs can be presented on site at Lake Shelbyville or at your school. 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 ext 2 or e-mail


Dam tours start at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center and last about one hour. Tours are held from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Special Requests for groups can be made by calling 217-774-3951 ext. 7047
Park rangers present programs on a number of topics related to the natural and cultural resources, as well as programs about safety. Saturday evening programs are presented in selected campgrounds at the amphitheaters. Water safety programs are presented at the public beaches throughout the summer. Nature hikes are conducted on the trails. All of the programs are free and are fun for the entire family. Look for program flyers posted in the campgrounds and on information boards located in all recreation areas.

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


2020 Lake Shelbyville Eco-Meet Competition

Location: Camp Camfield Ecological Study Area - Sullivan, IL

Date: 1 October 2020

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


2019 Eco-Meet Topics

Junior Varsity Topics

Nuts & Berries

Nature's Toxins



Varsity Topics