Lake Shelbyville Links



Camping is not one-size-fits-all! Lake Shelbyville provides a variety of different accommodations likely to suit anyone's camping needs.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Forrest W. "Bo" Wood, Lithia Springs, & Wilborn Creek Group Camp: April 18 - October 27, 2024

Lone Point, Lone Point Group Camp, Opossum Creek: May 16 - September 3, 2024

Coon Creek: May 2 - October 14, 2024




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All campsites at Bo Wood, Coon Creek, Lithia Springs, Lone Point, and Opossum Creek are now available for 100% real-time reservations. Payments are by credit or debit card only; no cash transactions.

Reservations for individual campsites are accepted up to six months in advance. Campsites must be

reserved through an approved method (listed below) prior to setting up on a site. All campers must

check in at the campground fee booth during normal hours of operation.


GROUP CAMPS - 10 Full-Hookup Campsites

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Group camp reservations must be 2 weeks in advance and no greater than 1 year in advance.  Wilborn Creek Group Camp and Lone Point Group Camp are both available for reservation at Lake Shelbyville. When no reservations are listed on, group camps are available for single site first come, first served camping.

To make a reservation, access, download the R1S mobile app, call 877-444-6777, or

visit a campground fee booth. For additional information, please call the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at

217-774-3951 X 3.



PRIMITIVE CAMPING - First come, first served

  • Wilborn Creek Primitive Tent Sites
    • See Wilborn Creek Recreation Area map for location information
    • Rules for tent camping are posted at the location
    • See most current Lake Shelbyville Park Information Guide for fees

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Reservations are available for IDNR Campgrounds online at or in person at campground fee booths.  Campsite reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance and may be made up to 180 days in advance.


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State Park Websites:

State Forest Website:

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