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FORREST W. BO WOOD (DAY USE), IL

Bo Wood Day Use Area sits on the northern 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, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing.This facility is partially forested ...
Status: Closed through Mon Oct 20 2014   Season Dates

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  • Shelter hours are 8 am to 10 pm daily
  • Day-use only
  • 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
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Bo Wood Day Use Area sits on the northern 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, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing.

Natural Features:

This facility is partially forested and offers a combination of shade and sun. Oak and hickory are the dominant tree species in the lake region.

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:

Bo Wood Day Use Area is a fun place to relax along the lake. There is plenty of open space in which children can play.

Boaters have access to a multi-lane boat ramp and courtesy dock, and 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 managed ponds with farmed fish are available around the lake.

Hunting areas within a short drive 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
Fri Oct 24 2014 - Tue Oct 20 2015

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

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Season Schedule

Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • 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
General Season
Oct 20 2014 -
Oct 20 2015
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):
39.55139, -88.62222
39°33'5"N, 88°37'20"W

From Sullivan, Illinois, take State Route 32 south for 2 miles to the Forrest W. ''Bo'' Wood sign, then turn right and drive one mile to the day use area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FORREST W. BO WOOD (DAY USE)
RR 4 BOX 128 B
SHELBYVILLE  IL  62565

Phone Number:

Information:  (217)774-3951