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Lake Shelbyville In Illinois

Lake Shelbyville, Illinois

Boating, camping and fishing.

Convenient for boating in central Illinois, Lake Shelbyville is a very large impoundment with plenty of water for boating and fishing. This 11,000-acre lake, located in the town of Shelbyville, has over 120 miles of shoreline. Marinas, stores, restaurants and other amenities make this a great lake for a weekend fishing trip or a family vacation. Much of this shoreline is not accessible for fishing, due to steep banks which are lined with trees. Much of the surrounding area is also private property. There are places to fish from the bank scattered around the lake. Numerous boat launch ramps are conveniently placed, providing access for pontoon boats, pleasure boats, sailboats, bass boats, canoes, kayaks and all types of fishing boats. One of the better largemouth bass fisheries in IL, the lake also supports, crappie, catfish, walleye, sauger, muskie and several species of sunfish. During bass tournaments held on the lake, numerous bass over the 6-pound mark are often brought to the scales.

Lake Shelbyville Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Lithia Springs Recreation Area Campground - 217 774-3951

Kaskaskia River Campground - 217 774-4721

Robin Hood Woods Campground & Resort - 217 774-4222

Sullivan Marina & Campground - 217 728-7338

Bo Wood Campground - 217 774-3951

Eagle Creek State Park Campground - 217 756-8260

Wolf Creek State Park Campground - 217 459-2831

Lake Shelbyville Map


Fish species found in Lake Shelbyville include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow bass, muskie and sauger.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Bass Muskie Sauger

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Local Contact Information

Lake Shelbyville
Sullivan Marina & Campground
925 IL-32
Sullivan, IL 61951
217 728-7338

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