US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Carlyle Lake Paddle Map
Take a 360 virtual tour of Carlyle Lake. Navigate to specific recreation areas around the lake to view scenes from the area.
Endless possibilities await you at Carlyle Lake. Grab your gear and enjoy the abundant camping opportunities at six developed campgrounds. Hit the water for boating, fishing and swimming; from a relaxing sailboat excursion to fast-paced waterskiing, the 26,000 acres of water in Illinois’s largest man-made lake is ready when you are.

Carlyle Lake


Latest News Releases

Carlyle Lake Winter Drawdown
CARLYLE LAKE – Carlyle Lake has begun its winter drawdown in accordance with the Carlyle Lake Water Control Plan. According to the water control plan, during the winter months the Carlyle Lake pool...
Hunter Ethics
CARLYLE LAKE - With the fall hunting season underway, hunters are reminded of their obligation to practice ethical and safe hunting while in the field. Remember, your personal ethics might not match...
2019 Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Public Workshop
CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Public Workshop on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 6:30 p.m. downstairs at the Breese Knights of Columbus...

Carlyle Lake


Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Carlyle Lake Project Office
801 Lake Road
Carlyle, Illinois 62231

Phone: (618) 594-2484 


Office Hours:
Hours: M-F 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
April 6 – May 19: Sat & Sun
May 20 – Sept. 2: Daily
Sept. 7 – Sept. 29: Sat & Sun

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