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Reservations

To make a reservation, contact Recreation One Stop toll free at (877) 444-6777, TDD at (877) 833-6777, or go online to www.recreation.gov. Reservations for individual campsites at Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder; group sites at Lotus and Coles Creek; and picnic shelters at Boulder, Coles Creek, Dam East, East Spillway, West Spillway, Dam West, and Keyesport.

Day Use Fee

America the Beautiful Passes (Senior, Access, Military, 4th Grade, Volunteer, and Federal Recreation Lands Passes) can now be obtained/purchased at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center and campgrounds. Additional information is available at: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm or call the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484.

Golden Age and Access Passports are no longer issued by the Corps. However, a USACE Annual Pass is available for a $40 fee. The pass will be valid for a 12 month period from the date of purchase. This pass is valid only at USACE projects for which a day use fee is charged, an Annual Pass is no longer required if you have an America the Beautiful Pass.

BOAT RAMPS: A $5.00 per day boat launch fee is charged at the following boat ramps:

  • Keyesport  
  • Dam West  
  • Dam East
  • Coles Creek  
  • Boulder      

PUBLIC BEACHES: A $5.00 per vehicle per day fee is charged the following public beaches:

  • Keyesport
  • Dam West
  • McNair
  • Boulder

Pedestrian Day Use Fee is $2.00 per day per person. No fees for children under 16 years of age or current USACE campers with properly displayed tag.

Camping Fees

Dam West  April 2 - November 1
Single Capacity, Standard Electric $18/night
Double Capacity, Standard Electric $36/night
Single Capacity, Full Hookup $26/night
Double Capacity, Full Hookup $52/night
Coles Creek April 30 - September 27
Single Capacity, Standard Electric $16/night
Double Capacity, Standard Electric $32/night
Single Capacity, Full Hookup $24/night
Group Area A $250/night
Group Area B $150/night
Boulder April 16 - October 12
Single Capacity, Standard Electric $16/night
Double Capacity, Standard Electric $32/night
Single Capacity, Full Hookup $24/night
Dam East-McNair April 2 - November 1
Spillway Loop (Sites 33-47) $14/night
Single Capacity, Standard Electric $18/night
Group Area C $125/night

Eldon Hazlet State Park

To reserve visit: https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/Parks/Camp/Pages/EldonHazlet.aspx

Sites 1 – 65 (Electric) $20/night Open Year Round/First Come, First Serve
Sites 1 – 226 (Electric) $20/night Open Year Round
Sites 227-328 (Electric) $20/night Open May 1 - Oct 31
Holiday Rate for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day $30/night Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Walk-in Tent Sights 1-36 $8/night Open Year Round
Rent-A-Cabin $45/night Open Year Round
Rent-a-Cabin Holiday rate for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day $55/night Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Eight picnic shelters are located around Carlyle Lake to provide you with the perfect setting for the next reunion, picnic, or party. Reservations for picnic shelters can be made through R1S by calling toll free at (877) 444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. Shelters are reservable for a fee of $30/day May 1-September 30. If a shelter has not been reserved, it is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Locations: Keyesport, Dam West, West Spillway, East Spillway, Dam East Boat Ramp, Coles Creek, and Boulder

Coles Creek Group Camping Area

Area A (Loop 2, Sites 36-53) $250/night May 1 – Sept 30
Area B (Loop 3, Sites 54B-63B) $150/night May 1 – Sept 30


Lotus Group Area

Entire Area $125/night May 1 – Sept 30


Osage Youth Group Area

Located at Eldon Hazlet State Park $2/night; $20 minimum (618) 594-3015


McNair Group Camping Area

McNair Area C $125/night April 2 – Nov. 1

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Recreation Area Facility Chart

 
Amphitheater
Archery Range
Beach
Boat Ramp
Boat Rental
Cabins
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
Playground
Restaurant
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