• Fall Opportunities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – Fall is a beautiful time to enjoy the outdoors! Carlyle Lake’s fall opportunities will keep you busy the entire season! Enjoy the cool fall temperatures with family and friends while roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over a crackling campfire. Carlyle Lake offers opportunities at several campgrounds that stay open for fall camping. Dam West and McNair Campgrounds will be open through 12 p.m. Monday, November 2nd 2020. Boulder Campground has been extended until 12 p.m. Monday, November 2nd 2020 to help create more camping opportunities since camping has been a popular activity during the COVID 19 pandemic. Dam East and Hazlet State Park Campgrounds are open year round.
  • Mark Twain Lake Facility and Road Maintenance May Cause Minor Delays

    Mark Twain Lake, October 13, 2020 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will be
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Resume Collection of Day Use Recreation Fees October 1

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will resume the collection of
  • Corps of Engineers & Partners to hold virtual public meeting for River Des Peres-University City FRM Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, and its partners are hosting a virtual public meeting on September 30 to present information and gather feedback from the public on the scope of the River Des Peres-University City General Reevaluation Report, a Flood Risk Management (FRM) study. The meeting will be hosted online, and it will include an overview of the study process including preliminary findings and potential solutions.
  • Operation Blue Roof sign-up for Hurricane Laura extended

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is extending the deadline to apply for Operation Blue Roof to Sept. 30, 2020. The original application deadline was set to expire Sept. 21. Residents can sign up for the program online at www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof or call toll free 1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258).
  • Fireworks on Lake Shelbyville – 50th Anniversary Celebration

    For Immediate Release: 2 September 2020 Release No.: 20-15 Fireworks on Lake Shelbyville – 50th Anniversary Celebration Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce invite you to come out and celebrate Lake Shelbyville’s 50th Anniversary with a fireworks display over the lake on Saturday, September 12th. Fireworks will be launched at dusk from Ramp Point, located in Dam West Recreation Area. Lake Shelbyville has compiled a list of locations best suited for viewing the fireworks. Locations include: Dam West Recreation Area, Dam East Recreation Area, Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center, on top of the Lake Shelbyville Dam, and Dam West Overlook. At 8PM, the Dam Road will be closed to traffic prior to and during fireworks from the 9th street intersection to Dam East.
  • The 2020 Mark Twain Lake Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities Special Event Cancelled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regretfully announces that the 2020 Mark Twain Lake Deer
  • Annual Car Show and Haunted Trail Cancelled

    CARLYLE LAKE – Due to public health concerns over the rise of coronavirus cases in the region, the annual Cruz-In the Dam Car Show, which was to be held on August 14 at Mariner’s Village, is cancelled.
  • Summer Hunting Opportunities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE – Carlyle Lake offers a variety of late summer hunting opportunities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources work together to manage public lands and waters at Carlyle Lake. More than 10,000 acres of public lands are open to public hunting to which all-current Illinois game laws and regulations are in effect. All hunters are required to sign in and out daily and record harvest at the nearest hunter sign in box. Access areas are conveniently located around the lake to provide parking and access to public lands. Several wildlife food plots have been planted around the lake. Plots consist of various crops including sunflowers, corn, and other row crops.
  • Lake Shelbyville Tree Stand Permits now available for the

    Lake Shelbyville Tree Stand Permits now available for the 2020-2021 Deer Season Lake Shelbyville – Lake Shelbyville‘s Tree Stand Policy for this year will remain the same as it was last season. The policy allows hunters to leave one stand up for the season (“Seasonal Tree Stand”) and/or utilize a “Roving” stand that can be left up for a period not to exceed a break in use greater than 72 hours – the length of a three day weekend. Seasonal tree stands may be placed two weeks prior to archery season and must be removed within two weeks of archery season ending. Archery season runs from October 1, 2020 - January 17, 2021.