U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville is subject to closures not listed on this site due to COVID-19. 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
Cold Water Kills
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.

Lake Shelbyville Links


Latest News Releases

Lake Shelbyville Water Control Public Meeting
11/28/2022 UPDATED
Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is hosting a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center.  The purpose of the meeting...
Lake Shelbyville Youth Deer Hunt Applications Available
8/23/2022 UPDATED
Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 12th Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 8 and 9, 2022...
Water Safety Tips for 4th of July Weekend
6/30/2022 UPDATED
Lake Shelbyville– Warmer weather is here, and July is the busiest time of year on our nation’s waterways, so keep in mind the importance of safety and please wear your life jacket and engine cutoff...
Parking for Lake Shelbyville 4th of July Fireworks
6/28/2022 UPDATED
Lake Shelbyville – 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. ...

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.
Camping Reservations: 


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