DAM EAST (DAY USE), IL

Dam East Day Use Area sits above the shore of Lake Shelbyville in the heart of central Illinois. The lake and surrounding land offer outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, picnicking and simply relaxing by the water.This facility sits above the lake with...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Shelter hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • No outside firewood allowed; obtain or purchase firewood at or near your camping destination and burn it on-site; firewood can carry invasive insects and diseases that destroy forests; learn more
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DAM EAST GROUP PICNIC AREA 50 0
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Dam East Day Use Area sits above the shore of Lake Shelbyville in the heart of central Illinois.

The lake and surrounding land offer outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, picnicking and simply relaxing by the water.

Natural Features:

This facility sits above the lake with a steep descent to the shoreline. Oak and hickory trees dominate the landscape.

Foliage turns a variety of red, orange, purple and yellow each fall, while prairie flowers dot the landscape in spring and summer.

Numerous species of songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors inhabit the lake area, as do mammals such as cottontail rabbit, white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrel, muskrat and mink.

Recreation:

With a playground, volleyball court and horseshoe pit, Dam East Day Use is a fun place for families to relax along the lake.

Within a short drive, Lake Shelbyville offers a multitude of fishing opportunities for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, muskie, walleye, white bass and bluegill. For those without a boat, several ponds with farmed fish are available around the lake.

Nearby hunting areas offer numerous game species, including quail, rabbit, pheasant, deer, dove, turkey, waterfowl and woodcock.

Facilities:

This facility offers one reservable group picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 50 people. Six picnic tables, a large grill, flush toilets and electric hookups are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Wolf Creek State Park, Woods Lake Waterfowl Refuge and Okaw Bluff Wetlands Complex are popular locations for wildlife watching, birding and hunting near Lake Shelbyville.

Booking Window
Tue Aug 05 2014 - Sat Aug 01 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Visitor Center
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.40722, -88.77278
39°24'26"N, 88°46'22"W

From Shelbyville, Illinois, take State Route 16 east. Turn left after the dam, following signs for the facility.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DAM EAST (DAY USE)
RR 4 BOX 128 B
SHELBYVILLE  IL  62565

Phone Number:

Information:  (217)774-3951
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