Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Forrest W. “Bo” Wood CG (Lake Shelbyville COE), Sullivan, IL

Date:  Thursday June 30 – Tuesday July 12, 2016 (12 nights)

Rate: $12/night (Access Pass discount)

Website:  Forrest W. "Bo" Wood CG
   1060 CR 1025 N. (gps 39*33'12.06"N  88*36'46.59"W)
   Sullivan, IL 61951

Description:  Lake Shelbyville is a huge COE project (170 miles of shoreline) in central Illinois with about six COE campgrounds and several day use areas.  There are also a couple of state parks and commercial parks in the area.  This cg has about 140 sites with about 55 FHU (50A) and 75 electric (50A) only (dispersed water spigots).  We were on site 112 and T&D were on site 111 (both FHU).  The roads are paved with pea gravel pads and patios making for a good place to ride bikes.  The nice boat ramp area has a fish cleaning station.

Trash and Recycle:  Every camping loop has it’s own dumpsters but no recycle.

Activities:  Our time here began with my birthday, holiday then relaxing.  For my birthday, we all went to Shelbyville where the dam and Visitor Center is located to ride bikes on the General Dacey Trail.  It’s not a railtrail so there were a few hills and it went right over the dam.  A nice surprise in town was the Sunken Gardens right beside the trail and the historic Shelbyville Chautauqua Auditorium.  We wrapped up the day with loaded fries, burgers on the grill and blueberry pie!  Unfortunately, Gin’s e-bike messed up.  She and Dan tried to save the motor but had to order a new one which arrived at our next stop.  The park was full for the holiday but it stayed really quiet.  We enjoyed sharing meals with T&D and Dan smoked some great pulled pork and beef brisket.  It was nice to have FHU for several days to make relaxing a little easier.

On site 112 with T&D on 111  On site 112 with T&D on 111
On site 112 with T&D on site 111
Storm coming in  Storm coming in
Storm coming in

Gin and Dan at the boat launch  Lake Shelbeyville from General Dacey Trail
Gin and Dan at Bo Wood boat ramp         Lake Shelbyville from General Dacey Trail
Syl and Dan on the trail  Sunken Gardens in Shelbyville
Syl and Dan on the trail                            Sunflowers at the Sunken Gardens
Pretty!  General Dacey Trail  Tall sunflowers
General Dacey Trail surrounded by Sunken Garden flowers
Sam Parr SP and Bo Wood 2016 024  Bee flower
Sam Parr SP and Bo Wood 2016 025  Sam Parr SP and Bo Wood 2016 026
Sam Parr SP and Bo Wood 2016 031  Syl and Gin at the Sunken Gardens
Scenes from the Sunken Gardens

Needs paint  Ceiling is awesome
Sam Parr SP and Bo Wood 2016 034  Sam Parr SP and Bo Wood 2016 039
Shelbyville Chautauqua Auditorium

Gin and Syl nearing the dam  Lake Shelbyville from the Visitor Center
Gin and Syl approaching the dam                View from the Visitor Center

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