US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

Published Aug. 12, 2019

CARLYLE LAKE – With school starting, it may feel like the fun of summer is coming to an end, but the recreation season is still going strong at Carlyle Lake. All campgrounds are still open and will be through the fall. All beaches are open until mid-September. There is still plenty to do at the lake and as the temperatures begin to drop outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, geocaching, and biking are even more enjoyable. School and work may keep your week busy, but keep Carlyle Lake in mind for your weekend activities.  

   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presents 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, 16 August:

                  8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Who Glows There?

                  8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – The Name Game

                  8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – A Cat Named Bob

           Saturday, 17 August:

                    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 – A Cat Named Bob

                    8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Who Glows There?

                    8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – The Name Game

         Sunday, 18 August:


                  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. 19-052