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FORREST W. BO WOOD, IL

Forrest W. ''Bo'' Wood Recreation Area has a large campground 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 ...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 25 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Tent camping is always permitted, but not recommended for some sites
  • One RV and three tents, or four tents per site
  • Two RVs and six tents, or eight tents per double site
  • The banks are steep and it may be difficult to get to the water from many sites
  • The adjacent Forrest W. ''Bo'' Wood Day Use Area offers a reservable picnic shelter and individual picnic sites
  • 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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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Forrest W. ''Bo'' Wood Recreation Area has a large campground 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 lies on the shoreline with a steep descent down to the water. Oak and hickory forests offer plenty of shade.

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:

Lake Shelbyville offers a multitude of fishing opportunities for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, muskie, walleye, white bass and bluegill.

The campground has a boat ramp for easy access to the water, and for those without a boat, several ponds with farmed fish are available around the lake.

Hunting areas located within a short drive offer numerous game species, including quail, rabbit, pheasant, deer, dove, turkey, waterfowl and woodcock.

Facilities:

Bo Wood is a large facility with more than 140 campsites that all provide electric hookups. For those without RVs, there are several tent-only sites. The campground has flush toilets, showers, a playground, dump station and a high-water boat ramp.

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 Sep 23 2014 - Thu Mar 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu Apr 17 2014 Sat Oct 25 2014
Peak Thu Apr 16 2015 Sat Oct 24 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • 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
Peak Season
Apr 17 2014 -
Oct 25 2014
TENT ONLY ELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00-$40.00
Peak Season
Apr 16 2015 -
Oct 24 2015
TENT ONLY ELECTRIC $18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00-$40.00

*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 two miles to the Forrest W. ''Bo'' Wood sign, then turn right and drive a half-mile to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FORREST W. BO WOOD
RR 4 BOX 128B
SHELBYVILLE  IL  62565-9378

Phone Number:

Information:  (217)774-3951