If you prefer to take in the beauty of the wildlife at Lake Shelbyville without hunting, opportunities are available. If deer watching interests you, Wolf Creek is renown for an abundance of the beautiful creatures. Eastern wild turkey was reintroduced in 1987 and may be seen in the Wolf Creek area.
Bird watchers will find songbirds from mid-August through mid-October in the sunflower fields.
The Woods Lake Waterfowl Refuge treats watchers to sightings of Canada goose and various waterfowl from mid-October through mid-March.
The Okaw Bluff Wetlands Complex, located south of Sullivan, covers 100 acres and offers year round opportunities. Nine photo blinds, an accessible viewing stand, three shallow wetland units, and a one mile nature trail are all located within the unit. Each spring, wildlife enthusiasts are treated to a watchable wildlife tour to top viewing areas around the lake.
A pleasurable and peaceful forest environment awaits the visitor. A bird check list is available at the headquarters to those who come to enjoy the many songbirds on the area. Flowers and mushrooms grow prolifically throughout the forest.
Address: 1 m E of Shelbyville off IL Route 16
Our Email: Lakeshelbyville@mvs02.usace.army.mil
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