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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.

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Latest News Releases

Carlyle Lake Main Dam Bridge Deck Closure
10/13/2021
CARLYLE LAKE – On Sunday, October 17, 2021, the Carlyle Lake Main Dam bridge deck will be closed for maintenance work. The work will include an annual inspection to ensure the integrity and increase...
Fall Opportunities at Carlyle Lake
10/6/2021
CARLYLE LAKE – Fall is a beautiful time to enjoy the outdoors! Carlyle Lake’s fall opportunities will keep you busy the entire season! Enjoy the cool fall temperatures with family and friends while...
Carlyle Lake Tri Event and Temporary Road Closures
9/14/2021
CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake, in partnership with MSE Racing, will host the Carlyle Lake Tri on Sunday, 19 September 2021. The triathlon will begin in the Dam West Day...

Carlyle Lake

Contact

Carlyle Lake Project Office
Mailing Address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Carlyle Lake Project Office
801 Lake Road
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Telephone:
Phone: (618) 594-2484 

Email:
CarlyleLake@usace.army.mil

Visitor Center Hours:
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
April 3 – May 23: Sat & Sun
May 24 – Sept 10: Daily
Sept 11 – Sept 26: Sat & Sun

Tours of the Dam

Tours are offered Memorial Day – Labor Day and take place on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. from on top of the dam


Camping Reservations: 
1-877-444-6777


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