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Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates


Lone Point Day Use Area overlooks 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. Boaters have year-round access to the lake, even during high lake elevations.

Natural Features:

This facility is wooded with plenty of shade. Oak and hickory are the lake region's dominant species, and 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.


Boaters have access to a multi-lane boat ramp and courtesy dock at this facility, 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 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.

Hikers can explore the lake shore using a number of trails, including the Chief Illini backpacking trail, which begins nearby.


This facility has one reservable group picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 50 people. The shelter has six picnic tables and a large grill, and the facility provides flush toilets.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Water Spigot
Know Before You Go
  • The picnic shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Please do not drive or park vehicles on the grass
  • $3 per day boat launch fee; no fee charged to those camped in Army Corps campgrounds
  • 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

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.45222, -88.74028
39°27'8"N, 88°44'25"W

From Shelbyville, Illinois, drive 4.5 miles north on State Route 128 to County Road 1750 N. Turn right and drive nearly a mile to County Road 1900 E. Make a left and go 0.35 mile. Turn right onto County Road 1785 N and continue for 2.5 miles to County Road 2150 E. Turn right and go 0.7 mile to County Road 1715 N, then turn left and drive 0.25 mile to County Road 2175 E. Turn right and go 0.7 mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RR 4 BOX 128 B

Phone Number:

Information: (217)774-3951