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Overview

Opossum Creek Campground is one of several campgrounds that visitors can choose from in the Lake Shelbyville State Park area in Illinois. Lake Shelbyville is a popular outdoor destination offering a variety of recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking.

Campground Features

Campsites: Opossum Creek Campground provides multiple campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. The specific offerings may include electric hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, and potentially water hookups.

Restroom Facilities: The campground is generally equipped with restroom facilities that include flush toilets and showers for camper convenience.

Accessibility: Opossum Creek Campground is expected to have sites that are accessible to visitors with disabilities, including accessible restroom facilities.

Activities and Amenities

Boating and Fishing: Lake Shelbyville is well-known for its boating and fishing opportunities. Boat launches are available near the campground, and the lake is home to a variety of fish species.

Trails: Hiking trails are another attraction at Lake Shelbyville. The area offers a range of trails for different skill levels, some of which may be accessible from or near the Opossum Creek Campground.

Swimming: While some campgrounds feature beaches for swimming in Lake Shelbyville, it's best to check if Opossum Creek Campground has a designated swimming area.

Picnic Areas: Besides individual campsite areas, the campground may provide communal picnic areas for larger groups or day visitors.

Requirements and Regulations

Reservations: Campsites at Opossum Creek Campground may be in high demand, especially during peak season, so it's advisable to make reservations ahead of your trip.

Pets: The campground is likely pet-friendly, but pets must usually be kept on leashes, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their animals.

Quiet Hours: To ensure a peaceful experience for all visitors, campgrounds typically enforce quiet hours, often from late evening to early morning.

Campfire Rules: Campfires are typically allowed in designated areas or rings, and visitors must follow any fire restrictions that might be in place due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Alcohol Policy: Some state parks may have restrictions on alcohol consumption; check the specific regulations for Opossum Creek Campground.

Planning Tips

Weather Preparedness: Be prepared for changing weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing and gear.

Supplies: Closest supply stores may be a distance away, so it's important to bring all necessary provisions, including food, water, and camping essentials.

Environmental Considerations: Practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment during your stay.

Local Attractions: Explore other parts of Lake Shelbyville State Park, visit nearby wildlife areas, or take advantage of other local attractions during your stay.

Please note that it's important to check the most current information online or contact Lake Shelbyville State Park's visitor center directly as policies, services, and the status of the campground can change due to management decisions or weather conditions.

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