U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville is subject to closures not listed on this site. 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
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.

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Latest News Releases

General Dacey Trail Hay Ride For People with Mobility Restrictions
9/20/2023 UPDATED
Join us on October 12th for the 2023 General Dacey Trail Hay Ride for People with Mobility Restrictions...
Lake Shelbyville Tree Stand Permits now available for the 2023-2024 Deer Season
8/22/2023 UPDATED
Lake Shelbyville‘s Tree Stand Policy for this year will remain the same as it was last season...
NR 23-19 Lake Shelbyville Youth Deer Hunt Applications Available
8/22/2023 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold the 12th Annual Youth Firearm Deer Hunt on October 7 and 8, 2023...

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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2023 Events

  • September 22-24 - DirtWorx

2024 Events

  • Kids Fishing Tournament
  • Loop Lake Shelbyville
  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • DirtWorx Mountain Bike Fest