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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

Temporary Closure of Dam West Boat Ramp

CARLYLE LAKE – The Dam West Boat Ramp will be temporarily closed on weekdays from Monday, March 13, 2017 through Friday, April 28, 2017. This closure is necessary to ensure public safety while trucks haul riprap for the extension of the breakwater at Dam West Boat Ramp. Visitors should use Allen Branch and Apache Boat Ramps located in Eldon Hazlet State Park or the Dam East Boat Ramp and Keyesport Boat Ramp which will be available to the general public during this period.
Published: 3/7/2017

Temporary Closure of Saddle Dam II Roadway

CARLYLE LAKE – The Saddle Dam II Roadway and multiuser trail will be temporarily closed from McNair Campground to the Dam East Boat Ramp entrance from Monday, February 13, through Friday, March 10, 2017. This closure is necessary to provide public safety during routine maintenance to the pump station discharge pipe and roadway. During this timeframe, visitors can access the Dam East Boat Ramp and Recreation Area and the Fish House Restaurant from the east entrance off of U.S Hwy 50.
Published: 2/9/2017

2016 Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Meeting

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced plans for a public workshop to be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mariner’s Village Resort Conference Center in Carlyle, Illinois.
Published: 11/7/2016

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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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