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Overview of Lone Point Picnic Shelter Campground

Lone Point Picnic Shelter Campground is located within Lake Shelbyville State Park, a recreational area offering an array of outdoor activities. This park area, including the Lone Point Campground, is situated near Shelbyville, Illinois, surrounding the man-made reservoir Lake Shelbyville.

Camping Facilities

Lone Point Campground offers various camping options for both tent and RV campers. Facilities at the campground typically include:

  • Picnic shelters with tables
  • Fire rings
  • Grills for outdoor cooking
  • Restrooms with showers
  • Drinking water access
  • Dump stations for RVs
  • Playgrounds for children

Some sites may also provide electric hookups and specific sites could be ADA accessible. It's important for campers to check the specifics of the site they are interested in, as amenities can vary.

Activities

Lake Shelbyville provides ample recreation opportunities, such as:

  • Fishing: The lake is stocked with various types of fish, including bass, crappie, and catfish.
  • Boating: There are ramps available for boating access, and motorized and non-motorized boats are usually allowed.
  • Hiking: Trails of varying lengths and difficulties crisscross the park.
  • Swimming: Beach areas for swimming may be available, but always check local advisories regarding water conditions.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is rich in wildlife, offering chances to see local fauna in its natural habitat.

Reservations and Fees

For most state park campgrounds, reservations can be made ahead of time via the park’s reservation system or through a third-party website if applicable. It's advised to book your camping spot in advance, especially during peak seasons.

The fees for camping can vary based on the type of site you choose (e.g., tent vs. RV, electric hookups vs. none), the time of year, and length of stay. Always check the most current fee schedule when planning your trip.

Park Regulations and Safety

  • Fire Safety: Only light fires in designated areas and never leave them unattended.
  • Wildlife: Store food securely and keep a safe distance from animals.
  • Trash: Follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out what you pack in.
  • Noise: Observe quiet hours as enforced by park management, typically in the evening and early morning.
  • Pets: Pets are often allowed but must be kept on a leash and controlled at all times.

Local Attractions

Besides the natural landscape of Lake Shelbyville, visitors may find interest in local towns for cultural attractions, dining, and historical sites. Also, since the area is known for its natural beauty, seasonal events and festivals could complement your camping experience.

Weather and Seasonal Considerations

Being in Illinois, Lone Point Picnic Shelter Campground experiences all four seasons. Summers can be hot and humid, while winters are cold with potential snowfall. As seasons change, so do the park’s hours and the availability of certain amenities. Always check the weather forecast ahead of your trip and plan accordingly for seasonal conditions.

Contact Information and Directions

Before heading to Lone Point Campground, it is wise to contact the park directly or visit their official website for the latest information on conditions, reservations, and any alerts that might affect your stay.

For directions, use a reliable GPS service and input the physical address of Lake Shelbyville State Park. Local signage and visitor centers can also provide guidance to Lone Point Picnic Shelter Campground.

Please note that details can change, and it's always best to verify the information before your trip.

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