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WILBORN CREEK (GROUP CAMP), IL

part ofLake Shelbyville, US Army Corps of Engineers
 

Overview

Wilborn Creek Group Camp sits 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:

Wilborn Creek is heavily forested with plenty of shade. Oak and hickory are the dominant tree species in the lake region.

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.

A boat ramp, courtesy dock and fish cleaning station are about a mile from the group camp, 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:

The group camping area has several picnic tables and grills and accommodates approximately 25 tents. The facility has one comfort station with flush toilets. Showers are available at the nearby beach. There are no electric hookups.

A volleyball court, playground and nearby swimming beach offer additional recreation opportunities for guests.

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
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • 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
  • $3 per day boat launch fee; $1 per person per day beach use fee; total day use fee shall not exceed $4 per vehicle per day; no day use fees charged for children under 13 years old or for those camping in an Army Corps campground

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.57556, -88.70333
39°34'32"N, 88°42'12"W

From Sullivan, Illinois, go west on State Route 121 for 5 miles. Turn left on County Road 5 and drive 3.5 miles, then make a right on County Road 18 and drive 0.75 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WILBORN CREEK (GROUP CAMP)
RR 4 BOX 128 B
SHELBYVILLE  IL  62565

Phone Number:

Information:  (217)774-3951
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