US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Carlyle Lake

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Reservations

Reserve your spot under the stars. Customers can reserve campsites nationwide by calling the NRRS toll-free at (877) 444-6777, TDD at (877) 833-6777, or by utilizing the World Wide Web at www.recreation.gov . Reservations can be made in person at select field locations.

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 Project Administrative Office, Campgrounds, and Visitor Center. 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 5 - November 4
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 May 3 - September 30
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 19 - October 15
Single Capacity, Standard Electric $16/night
Double Capacity, Standard Electric $32/night
Single Capacity, Full Hookup $24/night
East Spillway Open Year Around
Single Capacity, Standard Electric $14/night
McNair April 5 - November 4
Single Capacity, Standard Electric $18/night
Group Area C $50/night

Eldon Hazlet State Park

Electric/Sites 1 – 65
To Reserve: reserveamerica.com
$20 Open Year Round/Reservable
Electric/Sites 1 – 226 $20/night Open Year Round/First Come, First Serve
Electric/Sites 227-328  $20/night Open Year Round/First Come, First Serve
Holiday Rate for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day $30/night Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Walk-in Tent Sights $8/night Open Year Round
Rent-A-Cabins (2) $45/night Open Year Round

Eight picnic shelters are located around Carlyle Lake to help provide the perfect setting for your reunions, picnics and parties. You can reserve a picnic shelter in advance through the NRRS's toll free number for a fee of $30.00. Shelters that have not been reserved are available free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

Coles Creek Group Camping Area

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


Lotus Group Area

  $125/night May 3 – 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 $50/night April 5 – Nov. 4