SPILLWAY (IL), IL

Spillway is a day use area on the shore of the Kaskaskia River just below the Lake Shelbyville dam. Situated in the heart of central Illinois, the river, lake and surrounding land offer outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, picnicking and simply relaxing...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Shelter hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • This is a day use area only
  • Vehicles are not allowed to drive or park on the grass
  • 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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Spillway GROUP PICNIC AREA 50
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Spillway is a day use area on the shore of the Kaskaskia River just below the Lake Shelbyville dam.

Situated in the heart of central Illinois, the river, 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 is mostly open with some wooded areas. Oak and hickory are the dominant tree species.

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:

Spillway is a fun place to relax along the river. It has plenty of open space and a playground for children.

Lake Shelbyville and the Kaskaskia River also offer a multitude of fishing opportunities for catfish, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskie, walleye, white bass and bluegill. For those without boats, there are also several ponds with farmed fish 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:

This facility has a reservable picnic shelter that can accommodate 50 people. Six picnic tables, a playground, volleyball courts, fish cleaning station, flush toilets and spigots for drinking water 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
Sat Aug 02 2014 - Wed Jul 29 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
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Trails
  • Volleyball Courts
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):
39.40694, -88.77972
39°24'25"N, 88°46'47"W

Spillway is located at Lake Shelbyville dam, just east of the City of Shelbyville, Illinois. From Shelbyville, take State Route 16 east. Turn left (north) just after the dam into the day use area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SPILLWAY (IL)
RR4 BOX 128 B
SHELBYVILLE  IL  62565

Phone Number:

Information:  (217)774-3951
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