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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville announces that all day use beach fees to use Wilborn Creek Beach for the remainder of the 2011 recreation season have been waived, which means you can swim for free the rest of the season at Wilborn Creek Beach. Wilborn Creek beach is located on the northwest portion of Lake Shelbyville near Bethany, IL. Take IL Route 121 east of Bethany or west of Sullivan and follow the signs.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently cleaned up the vegetation and debris left from high water and made more of an effort to control the goose population in the Wilborn Creek area and would like to invite everyone to enjoy the beach free of charge for the remainder of the recreation season. The public beaches including Wilborn Creek, Sullivan, and Dam West Beaches at Lake Shelbyville close for the season on September 11, 2011.

The Wilborn Creek Beach area has a lot to offer you and your family and friends including a new shower facility, playground, outdoor rinse off shower, sand volleyball net, life jacket loaner station, and picnic area, which includes several tables and grills. This area is tucked back in the woods and is a nice area to spend a quiet afternoon relaxing in the outdoors.

The daily or annual day use fees for the use of the Wilborn Creek Boat Ramp still remains in place and have not been waived. The only fees that have been waived at Lake Shelbyville are for the usage of the Wilborn Creek Beach.

If you would like further information on the Wilborn Creek Beach area contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville Facility and Grounds Maintenance Department at (217) 774-3951 ext. 5.

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