A good year for camping
•September 9, 2015•
By Joash Tiarks
Reporting for News Progress
“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature.” - Henry David Thoreau
Formed nearly 50 years ago, Lake Shelbyville is now certainly a beautiful and expressive feature of the region, and many local businesses depend heavily on the people and activities involved with the lake.
With an apparent excess of rain in June and unseasonably cooler temperatures throughout the spring and into summer, there might have been occasion for concern that the summer season surrounding the lake would be negatively affected.
According to an Illinois State Water Survey press release, this was the wettest June on record for Illinois at 5.33 inches above the average June precipitation. This left the lake as much as 10 feet above pool, or normal level, through June and July and into August. While this presented certain challenges for ease of access, John Fayhee, owner of Sullivan Marina and Campground, said that for him and the marina it has been a great season even with the weather. Read More