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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

Boulder Road Bridge Closure
4/6/2021
Boulder Road will be closed at the bridge over Gibbs Creek between Lake Villa Road and Nut Road, approximately 4 miles north of Route 50, for a bridge replacement beginning the week of April 12, 2021...
Carlyle Lake Dam East Boat Ramp Closure
4/6/2021
CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project will temporarily close the Dam East Boat Ramp to the public beginning the evening of Thursday, April 8 through Sunday, April 11,...
Carlyle Lake Increasing Downstream Releases
3/22/2021
CARLYLE LAKE - As of 1:00 p.m. on Monday, 22 March 2021, the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 448.17 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The current release rate is...

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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


Camping Reservations: 
1-877-444-6777


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