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Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published July 27, 2021

Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

 

CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe weekend.  Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding 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.

Carlyle Lake offers a variety of late summer hunting opportunities starting with squirrel season, which opens Sunday, 1 August 2021. Shooting hours are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. The daily bag limit is five and the possession limit is ten, you may possess no more than twice the daily bag limit. All public lands around the lake are open to hunting with the exception of developed recreation areas and a 100-yard buffer zone around the recreation areas and other posted areas marked “NO HUNTING.” Both shotguns and .22 rim fire rifles are permitted on Corps of Engineers public lands to hunt squirrels.

   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, 30 July:

                    8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – It’s a Hoo

                    8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Oh Deer!

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

          Saturday, 31 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 – Oh Deer!

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

                    8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – It’s a Hoot

Sunday, 1 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.

Help keep Carlyle Lake clean by leaving no trace.  Please remember to properly dispose of waste when recreating in receptacles and dumpsters located in al recreation areas.

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


Contact
Darren Murphy
618-594-2484
or
Kim Hammel
618-594-2484

Release no. 21-065