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LONE POINT, IL

part ofLake Shelbyville, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: LONE POINT
Status: Open through Mon Sep 07 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lone Point is a secluded campground that sits on the western shore of Lake Shelbyville in the heart of central Illinois.

This facility has a variety of campsites that can accommodate large and small groups, as well as individuals. The lake and surrounding land offer outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing.

Natural Features:

The Lone Point area is heavily forested with plenty of shade. Oak and hickory are the lake region's 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:

Lake Shelbyville offers a multitude of fishing opportunities for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, muskie, walleye, white bass and bluegill. Visitors have access to a multi-lane boat ramp and courtesy dock at the adjacent Lone Point Day Use Area.

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 11-mile Chief Illini backpacking trail, which begins nearby and runs along the edge of the lake.

Facilities:

Lone point offers a separate area of camping for large groups of up to 80 people. The group camp area consists of 10 paved electric sites which can accommodate a total of 10 RVs and 30 tents, or 40 tents alone. The group area also provides a picnic shelter and water hydrant.

The facility provides amenities like flush toilets, showers, a playground, dump station and 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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • One RV and three tents or four tents per campsite
  • Tent camping is permitted, but not recommended for some sites
  • The adjacent Lone Point Day Use Area has individual picnic sites as well as a picnic shelter which is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • The banks are steep and it may be difficult to get to the water from many sites
  • Hikers may want to call the park for Chief Illini Trail status prior to planning a trip; trail is occasionally closed for repairs
  • 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.

Getting There:

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

From Shelbyville, Illinois, go 4.5 miles north on State Route 128 to County Road 1750 N. Turn right and drive 0.9 miles to County Road 1900 E, then make a left and go 0.35 mile. Turn right onto County Road 1785 N and continue 2.5 miles to County Road 2150 E. Turn right and go 0.7 mile to County Road 1725 N, then take a left and travel 0.25 mile to County Road 2175 E. Turn right and continue 0.7 mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LONE POINT
1989 State Hwy 16
SHELBYVILLE  IL  62565

Phone Number:

Information:  (217)774-3951
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