ST. LOUIS (AP) — The partial shutdown of the federal government has forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers close lands it manages in Illinois. The primary facilities are at these four areas, comprising 56,450 acres:
— CARLYLE LAKE: Illinois' largest man-made lake with 26,000 acres of water and 13,000 acres of public land. Offers beaches and opportunities for fishing, hiking, biking, camping and boating.
— LAKE SHELBYVILLE: More than 11,000-acre lake offers fishing, hiking, biking, visits to a Corps-built dam, and swimming at three public beaches and two campground beaches. Hunting opportunities include deer and turkey.
— KASKASKIA RIVER: Visitor center at the 36-mile Kaskaskia River Project offers free tours of a lock and dam. Offers 15 camping sites, boat access and eagle watching.
— REND LAKE: 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Five public campgrounds with nearly 800 individual sites. Boat ramps, biking trails, nature trails, a marina and beaches.
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.