US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Carlyle Lake Water Trail 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 Christmas Tree Recycling Project Rescheduled
CARLYLE LAKE – Due to inclement weather, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake has rescheduled the annual spring Christmas tree recycling/fish habitat improvement project for Saturday, 23...
Blood Donors to Receive Free Camping
CARLYLE LAKE – The American Red Cross in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, 18 March 2019 at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center from 12 p.m. to 6...
Summer Employment Available at Carlyle Lake
Carlyle Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is looking for qualified candidates to fill student vacancies for the 2019 summer recreation season. Carlyle Lake offers a great work...

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

Camping Reservations: 

Find us on Facebook

Fidhing hot spots

Virtual Tour