• Carlyle Lake Main Dam Bridge Deck Closure

    CARLYLE LAKE – On Sunday, October 17, 2021, the Carlyle Lake Main Dam bridge deck will be closed for maintenance work. The work will include an annual inspection to ensure the integrity and increase the longevity of the structure. The work is expected to last through Friday, October 22, 2021.
  • 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 1st, 2021. Boulder Campground will be open until 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 12th, 2021. Dam East and Hazlet State Park Campgrounds are open year-round.
  • Corps Extends Camping Season for Some Sites at Mark Twain Lake

    October 6, 2021, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Mark Twain Lake has announced an extension of the camping season for some sites due to increased public demand. To accommodate the increased need for campsites the Ray Behrens, Indian Creek and Frank Russell Campgrounds have extended the season for selected sites as listed below:
  • Temporary Recreation Area Closings at Lake Shelbyville for Youth Deer Hunt

    Lake Shelbyville – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a youth deer hunt at Lake Shelbyville on October 9 & 10, 2021. The hunt will be conducted in portions of recreation areas previously closed for the season. As a safety precaution Lone Point Campground, excluding the boat ramp and Walleye Group Camp, Whitley Creek campground and treatment plant, excluding the boat ramp and all Wilborn Creek, Sullivan Beach, and Opossum Creek Recreation Areas will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 12:00 p.m. October 8, 2021 to 8:00 p.m. October 10, 2021.
  • David C. Berti Shooting Range Closed for Maintenance

    September 23, 2021, Mark Twain Lake - The David C. Berti Shooting Range located in the Warren G. See South Spillway Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake will be closed from on Monday, September 27, 2021 for visitor and maintenance staff safety while sidewalk upgrades are performed at the range. Please follow all posted construction signs, keep out signs and other safety signs. If you need additional information, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097 or email us at marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil.
  • Lake Shelbyville Disabled Deer Hunting Blinds Available at Whitley Creek Recreation Area

    Lake Shelbyville - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is offering additional deer hunting opportunities at Whitley Creek Recreation Area in Moultrie County for disabled deer hunters holding a state issued P2A card. Disabled hunters will be able to reserve one of 4 blinds in the closed Recreation Area during archery deer season. All four blinds were built by Boy Scouts to earn their Eagle Scout status.
  • WATERFOWL HUNTING PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED FOR THE OKAW WETLANDS

    Lake Shelbyville– Due to high water this summer, all hunting in Okaw Wetlands and Whitley Potholes will be in accordance with statewide regulations. There will not be pit blinds or skid blinds available this year. The handicap blind in the Okaw Wetland will still be reservable this season, and is located in the same location as years past. Hunters not hunting in the handicap blind will have to follow the state minimum distance regulation of 200 yards between groups. For questions or to reserve the handicap blind contact Park Ranger Taylor Finks at (217) 774-3951 Ext. 7028 or at taylor.m.finks@usace.army.mil. -30-
  • Carlyle Lake Tri Event and Temporary Road Closures

    CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake, in partnership with MSE Racing, will host the Carlyle Lake Tri on Sunday, 19 September 2021. The triathlon will begin in the Dam West Day Use Area at 6:30 a.m. and will consist of three groups, Sprint, Olympic Distance, and Half Distance, competing in a timed swim, bike, and run course. The swim portion will take place on the south side of the Dam West Beach. The bike course will start at the Main Dam and will travel North on Clinton and Bond County roads. The route of the run course will take participants through the West Spillway, General Dean Recreation Area, East Spillway, across Saddle Dam II, and the Main Dam. While visiting Carlyle Lake during the triathlon, visitors are encouraged to take extra caution while driving in the areas of the triathlon course.
  • Advanced Tickets Required to attend the 2021 Indian Creek Halloween Walk

    September 13, 2021, Mark Twain Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake is excited to announce we will be holding the Halloween Walk event this year at the Indian Creek Campground! To provide as safe an event as possible, there have been some changes due to Covid -19. These changes are as follows:
  • David C Berti Shooting Range Closed for Maintenance

    September 13, 2021, Mark Twain Lake – The David C. Berti Shooting Range located in the Warren G. See South Spillway Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake will be closed from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on September 16 and 17, 2021 for visitor and maintenance staff safety while work is performed at the range. There will also be future short-term closures for additional site maintenance and sidewalk upgrades. Please follow all posted construction signs, keep out signs and other safety signs. If you need additional information, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573.735.4097 or email us at marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil.