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Camping

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

2021 CAMPING SEASON DATES

Forrest W. "Bo" Wood, Lithia Springs, & Wilborn Creek Group Camp: April 15 - October 24, 2021

Lone Point, Lone Point Group Camp, Opossum Creek: May 20 - September 7, 2021

Coon Creek: To Be Determined - October 11, 2021

 

CAMPING INFORMATION

 

All campsites at Bo Wood, 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.

Coon Creek Campground is scheduled for upgrades and improvements in 2021.

These improvements include 5 new restroom and shower facilities, all new water lines throughout the park,

and campsite enhancements. Due to construction, the opening date of Coon Creek is not yet determined.

There are no changes to group camp reservations at Lone Point or Wilborn Creek. Group camp reservations

must be 2 weeks in advance and no greater than 1 year in advance. When no reservations are posted,

group camps are available for single site first come, first served camping.

To make a reservation, access www.recreation.gov, 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.

 

CLASS A CAMPGROUNDS

Click on hyperlinks above to place an online reservation!

GROUP CAMPS & PRIMITIVE CAMPING

  • Okaw Bluff Group Camp (2 Houses) - Open Year Round
  • Lone Point Group Camp, Lone Point Recreation Area 
  • Wilborn Creek Group Camp 
  • Wilborn Creek Primitive Tent Sites - CLOSED IN 2021

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Reservations are available for IDNR Campgrounds online at https://camp.exploremoreil.com/ 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.

CAMPGROUNDS

Click the hyperlinks above to place an online reservation!

State Park Websites:

State Forest Website:

Click the hyperlinks above to visit IDNR webpages Private Campgrounds (list might be incomplete)

  • Arrowhead Campground • 217-756-8884
  • Cardinal Campground • 217-774-5064
  • Coon Creek RV Park & Resort • 217-756-3147
  • Kaskaskia River Camp • 217-774-4721
  • Riverfront Campground • 217-774-4442
  • Robin Hoods Woods • 217-774-4222
  • Sullivan Marina & Campground • 217-728-7338

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