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 width=U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the closing dates of their campgrounds and beaches at Lake Shelbyville.

Opossum Creek Campground closes September 6, 2011.

Lone Point Campground closes September 6, 2011 expect for the ten campsites mentioned below.

Coon Creek Campground closes October 10, 2011.

Lithia Springs and Bo Wood Campgrounds close October 30, 2011.

Dam West, Sullivan and Wilborn Creek Beaches close September 11, 2011.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be keeping Lone Point Recreation Area campsites 86 through 95 open until December 4, 2011. These ten electric campsites will be available on a first-come first-served individual site basis. There will be no reservations available for these sites. The camping fee for these sites is $16 per night for each campsite. A self-deposit vault will be located near the entrance to sites 86 through 95 with directions explaining the process for paying your camping fee and to provide a payment tag for your campsite post. Water and flush toilets will be available until early November. After that the water will be shut off due to winterization of the facilities. After the water is shut off porta-potties will be available. Persons camping on these ten sites will be permitted to use the showers in the Coon Creek Recreation Area Campground until it closes on October 10, 2011.

As a reminder all rules and regulations governing land owned and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers apply and will be enforced. For more information concerning camping at Lake Shelbyville contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at (217) 774-3951.

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