Lone Point Picnic Shelter

Overview

Lone Point is a secluded recreation area that sits on the western shore of Lake Shelbyville in the heart of central Illinois. This facility has a campground, group camp, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, and picnic shelter. The lake and surrounding land offer outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing.

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. 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

There is 1 reservable picnic shelter located next to the boat ramp parking lot. This shelter does not have electricity, but has 6 picnic tables and 1 group grill. The boat ramp parking lot offers plenty of parking, and flushable restrooms are a short distance away.  

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.

Nearby Attractions

Eagle Creek State Park is nearby and offers camping, golfing, and boating opportunities. Also nearby are Coon Creek and Opossum Creek campgrounds which offer more camping opportunities. The nearby small town of Findlay has a gas station and a few restaurants. 

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 recreation area.

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