Carlyle Lake



If you are looking to stay in the Carlyle Lake area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages four campgrounds, open to the public, that are perfect for a weekend-get-away. These campgrounds offer the following accommodations: paved pads, electric hook-up, shower and laundry facilities, shade, and lake side views. Each campground is also equipped with plenty of open grass area and playgrounds for children. Family-friendly activities include weekend interpretive programs in Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds as well as tours of the Carlyle lake Main Dam on Sundays.

Please browse the individual campgrounds (listed below) for fees and information. A fourteen-day limit in any one campground is enforced.

Campground Info & Maps


Facilities and Amenities
82 Camping Sites
Electric Sites
Full Hook-up Sites
Buddy Sites
Laundry Facility
Marina Nearby

Boulder Campground Map

 Coles Creek

Facilities and Amenities
148 Camping Sites
Electric Sites
Full Hook-up Sites
Laundry Facility
Swimming Beach Nearby

Coles Creek Campground Map

 Dam West

Facilities and Amenities
113 Camping Sites
Electric Sites
Full Hook-up Sites
Extended Stay Sites
Laundry Facility
Marina Nearby
Swimming Beach Nearby

Dam West Campground Map

 Dam East - McNair Campground

North and South Loops
Facilities and Amenities
31 Camping Sites
5 Walk-in Sites
Area C Reservable
5 Electric Sites without Grills
Primitive Camping
Beach Nearby

McNair North and South Loops Map

Spillway Loop
Facilities and Amenities
15 Camping Sites with Electricity
Sites Non-reservable
Adjacent to Tailwater
Open All Year Round

Dam East Spillway Loop Map


Have you found a Carlyle Lake campground where you'd like to spend a night under the stars? Reservations can be made through Recreation One Stop by calling toll free at (877) 444-6777 or online at

Recreation Area Facility Chart

Archery Range
Boat Ramp
Boat Rental
Camping - Full Hookup
Camping - Trailer
Camping - Tent
Camping - Group
Court - Basketball
Court - Tennis
Courtesy Dock
Day Use Fee Area
Drinking Water
Dump Station
Electric Hookup
Fish Cleaning Station
Fuel - Marine
Golf Course
Laundry Facility
Picnic Shelters
Picnic Tables
Sanitary Pump - Marine
Shower House
Toilet - Flush
Toilet - Vault
Trail - Hiking
Visitor Center
Boulder - COE                      
Boulder Marina - C                        
Coles Creek - COE                      
Dam East - COE                          
Dam West - COE    
Eldon Hazlet - IDNR                
Keyesport - COE                          
McNair Campground - COE                          
Sailing Association - C                
Spillway East - COE                          
Spillway West - COE      
West Access Marina - C      
Trade Winds Marina - C                            
Wildlife Mgmnt Area - IDNR                                                            

⬛ Service/Facility Available Nearby ♿ Wheelchair Accessible ⚫ Service/Supply Within 2 Miles of Area Entrance