• Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carlyle Lake Project offers an abundance of recreation opportunities for lake visitors. Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis or online at www.reserveamerica.com.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    CARLYLE LAKE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carlyle Lake Project offers an abundance of recreation opportunities for lake visitors. Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available first-come, first-serve or online at www.reserveamerica.com
  • Cruisin’ the Dam Car Show and Cruz-In

    CARLYLE LAKE - On Friday, August 9, 2013, the 17th Annual Car Show & Cruz-In will be held at the Mariner’s Village Resort at Carlyle Lake. More than 250 classic cars from central and southern Illinois are expected to participate in the event.
  • Keyesport Recreation Area Temporarily Closed for Triathlon

    CARLYLE LAKE - RaceMaker Productions will be hosting a triathlon in the Keyesport Recreation Area at Carlyle Lake on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will consist of a timed swim, run and bike course. The swim portion will take place at Keyesport beach and the bike course will start at the Keyesport Recreation Area and will travel South on Clinton and Bond County roads. The route of the run course will take participants across the Keyesport levee South 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.
  • Poker Paddle on the Illinois River

    Alton, Ill. – The Mississippi River Water Trail Association will be hosting a poker paddle fund raiser on September 7th, 2013! Attendees will float and paddle from Pere Marquette Boat Ramp down to Grafton, IL. They will take out and tally their hands at the Grafton Public Boat Ramp. Winners will receive 25% of the proceeds of the registration fees. This is a fun alcohol free event for avid paddlers. Voyageur style canoes will be onhand for paddlers that have never paddled this stretch of the river before. This is your opportunity to learn about the river with experienced guides. Safety boaters from the St. Louis Canoe and Kayak Club plus search and rescue volunteers will be available to assist and give paddling instruction.
  • Flood of ’93 Retrospective to be shown at MW Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center

    Mark Twain Lake – Twenty years ago this month the Mississippi River reached its highest point in
  • Dove Hunt for Sportsmen with Disabilities

    CARLYLE LAKE – Sportsmen with disabilities can now reserve access to handicapped-accessible dove hunting blinds for September 1 and September 2, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to sunset. The blinds are located among bountiful sunflowers at Lotus Field Access within the Coles Creek Recreation Area. All Lotus Field’s will open to other hunters on September 3, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to sunset.
  • Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carlyle Lake Project offers an abundance of recreation opportunities for lake visitors. Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available first-come, first-serve or online at www.reserveamerica.com
  • 4x4 Mud Runners Coming to Mark Twain Lake

    Mark Twain Lake – Rev it up and make sure to come out to Mark Twain Lake on Saturday August 3rd for
  • Corps of Engineers to host education meetings on Westport Island Reach improvements

    St. Louis – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District will host two meetings to describe improvements planned for the Westport Island Reach of the Mississippi River.