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LONE POINT (DAY USE), IL

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...

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Overview

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LONE POINT (DAY USE)
RR 4 BOX 128 B
SHELBYVILLE  IL  62565

Phone Number:

Information:  (217)774-3951