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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

Dam West Boat Ramp Closure for IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals
5/12/2022
CARLYLE LAKE - The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Bass Fishing Finals will be held at Carlyle Lake Friday, May 20, 2022 – Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Dam West Boat Ramp.To...
Dam West Boat Ramp and Lake Road Closure for Celebrate the Earth
4/15/2022 UPDATED
CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carlyle Lake Project will temporarily close DamWest Boat Ramp to the public beginning the evening of Thursday, April 21 through Friday, April 22,2022...
Carlyle Lake Dam East Boat Ramp Closure
4/6/2022
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 Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10,...

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 2 – May 22: Sat & Sun
May 23 – Sept 9: Daily
Sept 10 – Sept 25: 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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