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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

Dam West Boat Ramp Closed Temporarily for (IHSA) Bass Fishing Finals

CARLYLE LAKE - The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Bass Fishing Finals are being held at Carlyle Lake on Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st at the Dam West Boat Ramp in the Dam West Day Use Area. In order to accommodate the tournament activities, the Dam West Boat Ramp will be closed from Monday, May 16th at 10:00 p.m. through Saturday, May 21st at 5:00 p.m. 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: 5/12/2016

Gateway Triathlon at Carlyle Lake

CARLYLE LAKE – 3 Disciplines Racing will be hosting the Gateway Triathlon at Carlyle Lake on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The triathlon will begin in the Dam West Day Use Area at 8:00 a.m. and will consist of two groups, beginner and advanced, competing in a timed swim, run and bike course. The swim portion will take place on the south side of the main beach. The route of the run course will take participants East across the Main Dam and Saddle Dam II. The bike course will start at the Main Dam and will travel North on Clinton and Bond County roads. While visiting Carlyle Lake during the triathlon, visitors are encouraged to take extra caution while driving in the areas of the triathlon course.
Published: 5/12/2016

Carlyle Lake Facilities Open

CARLYLE LAKE – All Corps of Engineers managed recreation areas and facilities at Carlyle Lake will remain open for the 2016 recreation season. Due to erroneous media reports pertaining to the closure of parks, the Carlyle Lake Project Office has received numerous calls from the public concerning this matter.
Published: 5/3/2016

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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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