The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to give a friendly reminder to 4th of July fireworks patrons. Fireworks at Lake Shelbyville will be launched at dusk from Ramp Point, located in Dam West Recreation Area.LakeShelbyville has compiled a list of locations best suited for viewing the fireworks.
Locations include: Dam West Recreation Area, Dam East Recreation Area & Visitor Center, on top of the Lake Shelbyville Dam, and Dam West Overlook. A portion of the Dam Road will be closed to traffic prior to and during fireworks from the Dam West Overlook parking lot to Dam East.
Parking in these areas is limited, so the Corps of Engineers recommends some alternative locations for parking. These locations include: Spillway Recreation Area (access General Dacey Trail to walk to top of dam), downtown Shelbyville (access General Dacey Trail to walk to top of Dam), Forest Park & Dam West High Water Boat Ramp (access General Dacey Trail to walk to Dam West Recreation Area). The Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce is hosting activities at Dam West Recreation Area starting at 4:00 p.m. Activities include inflatables for kids, Lilly’s Concessions, Pit Boss BBQ, and Pope’s Party Patrol DJ Service. Wes Wheeler & Battle Creek Band will play from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the fireworks begin at dusk.
No outside fireworks are allowed on government property. Offenders will face a citation if caught in possession of fireworks. For additional information, please contact the Lake Shelbyville Project Office at 217-774-3951.