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Posted 5/23/2018

Release no. 18-035


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Amanda Kruse
618-594-2484

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Kim Hamme
618-594-2484

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.  Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities.  While participating in water related recreation activities, always wear your life jacket.  Over two-thirds of individuals who drown never had any intention of being in the water.

    Dam West, Coles Creek and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and also through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis. Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis or online at www.reserveamerica.com 

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers educational programs in the campgrounds on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings and beach programs on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday afternoons.  Presentations are free and open to the public.

             Friday, May 25:

                             8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Feeling Froggy

8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Goodness Snakes  

8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Terrific Turtles

 

             Saturday, May 26:

                    2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games

                    2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety Games

                    2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games

                    3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games

                    3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games

                    8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Goodness Snakes  

                    8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Terrific Turtle

                    8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Feeling Froggy

               Sunday, May 27:

                    2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games

                    2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety Games

                    2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games

                    3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games

                    3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games

                    8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground - Terrific Turtle                                                                                                   

                    8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Feeling Froggy

                    8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Goodness Snakes

                   

              Monday, May 28:

                   10:00 a.m. Carlyle Lake Dam Tour – Starts at the top of the Carlyle Lake Dam

                    2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games

                    2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety Games

                    2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games

                    3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games

                    3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games

    The Carlyle Lake Visitor Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Visitor Center has exhibits and brochures to help plan your stay at Carlyle Lake.                                                                 

   Life jackets are available at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center through the “Life Jacket Loan Program.”  For a $5.00 deposit, a life jacket can be borrowed for the day. When the life jacket is returned in good condition, the deposit will be refunded.  Please remember to always wear your life jacket when in, on, or around the water. Life jacket loaner stations are also available at Keyesport, Dam West, McNair, and Coles Creek beaches and boat ramps.

   For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail at carlylelake@usace.army.mil