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Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

Published July 11, 2019

CARLYLE LAKE – Pack your picnic and head to Carlyle Lake, July is National Picnic Month! With more than 400 picnic sites available around the lake, Carlyle Lake is the perfect place to enjoy food, family, and friends outdoors. Picnic sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. The lake also has eight picnic shelters available for reservation. These shelters are great for large groups and family gatherings. For picnic shelter reservations contact the National Reservation Recreation Service at 877-444-6777 or online at recreation.gov.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present interactive educational programs on Friday and Saturday evenings and beach programs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Presentations are free and open to the public.         

           Friday, 12 July:

                    8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – What’s For Dinner?

                    8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground –Creatures of the Night

                   8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Gobble, Gobble

         Saturday, 13 July:

                    2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety

                    2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety

                    2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety

                    3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety

                    3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety

                    8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Gobble, Gobble

                    8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – What’s for Dinner?

                    8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Creatures of the Night

           Sunday, 14 July:

                   10:00 a.m. Carlyle Lake Main Dam Tour – Starts at the top of the Carlyle Lake Dam

                    2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety

                    2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety

                    2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety

                    3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety

                    3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety

   Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and also 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. Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis or online at www.reserveamerica.com 

The Carlyle Lake Visitor Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Visitor Center has exhibits and brochures to help plan your stay at Carlyle Lake.                                                                    

Life jacket loaner stations are available at Keyesport, Dam West, McNair, and Coles Creek beaches and boat ramps. Visitors are encouraged to borrow a life jacket from a station to use while recreating and to return the life jacket to a station once done.

For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail at carlylelake@usace.army.mil

 

 


Contact
Amanda Kruse
618-594-2484
or
Kim Hammel
618-594-2484

Release no. 19-043