Carlyle Lake


Boating at Carlyle Lake

Opportunities and Facilities

For the boating enthusiast, Carlyle Lake is a great place to cruise for pleasure, water ski, or spend the day fishing. The wide-open waters make Carlyle Lake a sailor's paradise. This 15 by 3 1/2 mile body of water is one of the top inland sailing lakes in the nation. All major developed recreation areas have boat ramps with courtesy docks. Small boat access ramps can be found in hunting/fishing parking lots scattered around the lake. Call or Check out the websites below for more information on boat rentals or sailing events.

Boulder Marina – (618) 226-3223 
Carlyle Sailing Association Marina – (618) 594-3622
Trade Winds Marina – (618) 749-5649
West Access Marina – (618) 594-2461
Carlyle Lake Boats & Marinas

Carlyle Lake Facilities
Boat Ramps
Courtesy Dock
Fish Cleaning Station
Highwater Ramp
Dam West*
Coles Creek*
Horseshoe Island
Dam East*
General Dean
Wood Duck
North Fork

*Day use fees are charged at specific Corps of Engineers boat ramps. Visitors may pay $5.00 per launch at the boat ramp, or purchase an annual pass for a fee of $40.00. Annual Passes are available at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center, the Carlyle Lake Project Office, and at the campground fee booths. Visitors with a Golden Age, Golden Access, or America the Beautiful Pass will receive a 50% discount on all day use fees.