Firewood Cutting Opportunity at Carlyle Lake

Published Oct. 7, 2019

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will offer the opportunity for individuals to obtain a Special Use Permit to cut up downed trees for firewood at Boulder and Coles Creek Recreation Areas and Campgrounds.  Permits will be available at the Carlyle Lake Project Office from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. beginning October 10, 2019.  A total of 20 permits will be issued on a first come first serve basis and there is no charge.  Trees will be located throughout the campgrounds and recreation areas, vehicle access will be limited to paved surfaces only.  Cutting will be permitted Wednesday through Sunday beginning October 23, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Cutting will not be permitted during the 2019 Illinois Firearm Deer Season dates of November 22nd – 24th and December 5th – December 8th.          

For more information on Carlyle Lake, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at

Amanda Kruse
Doug Wasmuth

Release no. 19-061