Carlyle Lake


Park Information 2022


Visitor Regulations

Rules and regulations governing public use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water resource development projects are published in Title 36, CFR and are posted on bulletin boards or are available from a Park Ranger, the Visitor Center or Project Office. The following additional regulations are in effect for all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District Projects as authorized in Title 36 CFR 327.12a.

General Rules

1. The operation of drones or other UAVs is prohibited on all Corps land without a permit.

2. The operation of powerless flight devices including, but not limited to, sail planes, gliders, balloons, parasails, and hang-gliders is permitted. Powerless flight devices shall not be operated on any part of the dam, roads, bridges, over beaches or other heavy use areas.

3. The use of all kite tubes, defined as a "towable, inflatable device designed to be airborne," are banned from use on Corps managed waters through the St. Louis District.

4. All wastewater must be collected in a container and disposed of in authorized disposal facilities. In primitive areas where sanitary facilities are not provided, human waste must be buried 100 feet from any body of water and/ or campsites.

5. The use of America the Beautiful Senior Pass, America the Beautiful Access Pass, Golden Age or Golden Access Pass ports by someone other than the person to whom the pass was issued, is prohibited.

6. All motorized vehicles operated on roadways on public land administered by the Corps of Engineers must be licensed and operated by licensed drivers.

Picnic Area Rules

7. Picnic areas, designated by the Operations Manager and marked with appropriate signs, close at 10:00 p.m. Other areas, which are not posted, will remain open to public use.

Beach Rules

8. Alcohol is prohibited on the sand and water portions of all swimming beaches and other nearby facilities normally associated with beaches which are marked with the appropriate signs. These facilities include, but are not limited to, picnic areas, parking lots, picnic shelters, ect.

9. All glass and other dangerous objects including, but not limited to, lawn darts and horseshoes, are prohibited on the sand and water portion of swimming beaches.

10. Beach users must stay within designated swimming areas.

11. An established dog friendly beach is available at Coles Creek. Dogs on a six-foot leash will be allowed on Coles Creek Beach. Dogs will not be permitted at any other Carlyle Lake beach.

Camping Rules

12. A responsible person must register with the Park Attendant prior to placing any equipment on a campsite. All campers are required to present valid identification upon registration and designate their primary camping unit. Check out time is 4:00 p.m. Reservation sites will be available for occupancy when available, but no later than 5:00 p.m.

13. At Carlyle Lake the majority of sites are classified as single capacity sites. The only exceptions are designated buddy sites, which are double capacity sites.

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