Shelby County Parks 717 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065 502.633.5059

Lake Shelby Park & Campground

1433 Burks Branch Road
Shelbyville, KY, United States

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Campground fees increased August 2018.  All RV & Tent Sites 1-12 MUST be reserved online.


About Lake Shelby Park & Campground
Lake Shelby was built in 1949, and is located within the city limits of Shelbyville, Kentucky.  It is owned by the City of Shelbyville and operated by Shelbyville/Shelby Co. Parks and Recreation and Kentucky Dept of Fish and Wildlife.  The original lake was never dug out.  When the dam was built, trees were cut along a low lying field area which was then flooded to form Lake Shelby.  It was used by Kentucky Utilities as the water reservoir for the city and was also a private fish and game club.  In the early 1960’s, Guist Creek Lake was built nearby and became the new reservoir for the city.  In 1970 the Shelbyville – Shelby County Park and Recreation Board was formed, and the city turned Lake Shelby over to the parks department to operate.

Lake Shelby offers 20 acres of water stocked with bluegill, crappie, bass, catfish, and more!  A 10 site RV campground is available for guest as well as 20 tent sites and primitive sites along the lake front.  The park is great for canoeing / kayaking, fishing, and bird watching, bald eagles are frequently spotted.


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