US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

Published July 22, 2019

CARLYLE LAKE – July is National Parks and Recreation Month and Carlyle Lake is the perfect destination to celebrate!  Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, biking or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in water related recreation activities, always wear your life jacket. Over two-thirds of people who drown never had any intention of being in the water.

   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, 26 July:

                    8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Clever As a Fox

                    8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Copycat Camo

                   8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Renewable or Not

Saturday, 27 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 – Renewable or Not

                    8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Clever As a Fox

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

Sunday, 28 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. 19-049