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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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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: 8/22/2018

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: 8/17/2018

Main Dam Bridge Deck/General Dean Pedestrian Bridge Closure for Inspection

CARLYLE LAKE – The Carlyle Lake Main Dam Bridge Deck and General Dean Pedestrian Bridge will be closed Monday, 20 August 2018 for routine inspections. Performing annual inspections ensures the integrity and increases the longevity of these structures. All work is scheduled to be completed by 4:00 p.m Monday, 20 August 2018.
Published: 8/17/2018

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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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