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Take a 360 virtual tour of Carlyle Lake. Navigate to specific recreation areas around the lake to view scenes from the area.
Carlyle Lake Virtual Tour
Take a 360 virtual tour of Carlyle Lake. Navigate to specific recreation areas around the lake to view scenes from the area.
Endless possibilities await you at Carlyle Lake. Grab your gear and enjoy the abundant camping opportunities at six developed campgrounds. Hit the water for boating, fishing and swimming; from a relaxing sailboat excursion to fast-paced waterskiing, the 26,000 acres of water in Illinois’s largest man-made lake is ready when you are.
Carlyle Lake: Choose Your Adventure
Endless possibilities await you at Carlyle Lake. Grab your gear and enjoy the abundant camping opportunities at six developed campgrounds. Hit the water for boating, fishing and swimming; from a relaxing sailboat excursion to fast-paced waterskiing, the 26,000 acres of water in Illinois’s largest man-made lake is ready when you are.

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Latest News Releases

Carlyle Lake Fireworks Spectacular

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe
Published: 6/20/2017

Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe 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 people who drown never had any intention of being in the water.
Published: 6/20/2017

Temporary Closure of Dam West Boat Ramp

CARLYLE LAKE – The Dam West Boat Ramp will be temporarily closed on Monday, June 19, 2017 for striping on the parking lot. Visitors should use Allen Branch and Apache Boat Ramps located in Eldon Hazlet State Park or the Dam East Boat Ramp during this time. The General Dean Recreation Area will be closed from Monday, June 19, 2017 through Friday, June 23, 2017 for maintenance. This closure is necessary to ensure public safety while trucks haul riprap to the area. The City of Carlyle Boat Ramp will be available to the general public during this period.
Published: 6/16/2017

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Contact

Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Carlyle Lake Project Office
801 Lake Road
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
801 Lake Road

Telephone:
Phone:(618) 594-2484 
Email:
CarlyleLake@usace.army.mil
Office Hours: 
Hours: M-F 7:30am - 4 pm
Camping Reservations: 
1-877-444-6777

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