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Chief Illini Trail

Location Trail runs from Lone Point Recreation Area to Eagle Creek State Park, following the west shores of Lake Shelbyville.
State(s) Illinois
Counties Shelby
Type Backcountry
Length 11.00 Miles / 17.70 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses
Agency U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




This point- to-point trail winds across rolling hills and open prairies offering close-up views of the lake. You may begin the trail at either Lone Point Recreation Area or Eagle Creek State Park. White blazes, post markings, and mile markers make this intermediate level trail easy to follow.
Maps of the Illini Trail as well as other trails at Lake Shelbyville can be located at

- The Chief Illini hike patch can be earned by hiking the entire 11 miles.
- The Little Chief Illini hike patch can be earned by hiking the first two miles of the trail.

To Order, send the following information to:
Order of the Arrow
Chief Illini Trail
262 West Prairie Ave
Decatur, IL 62523

Name: _________________
Address: _________________
Phone: _________________
Unit #: _________________

Qty of Chief Illini Patches (@ $3.00 each): __________

Qty of Little Illini Patches (@ $3.00 each): ___________

+ Postage & Handling: $2.00

Total Enclosed: _________________

*prices are subject to change
*credit card is accepted by phone: 800-416-2328


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


Lone Point Recreation Area is located:
1653 N 2175 East Rd. Findlay, IL 62534
GPS Coordinates: 39°27’20.14”N 88°44’18.24”W


Additional Information

Width: 24 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil, compacted

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 34%

Elevation Low Point: 606

Elevation High Point: 695

Year Designated: 1990

Date Last Updated: 03/17/2016


Contact Information

Information Contact:
Philip Manhart
Assistant Operations Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers
Lake Shelbyville
1989 State HWY 16
Shelbyville , IL 62565
(217) 774-3951


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Lake Shelbyville US Army Corps of Engineers Website View/Download



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