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Endless possibilities await you at Carlyle Lake. Grab your gear and enjoy the abundant camping opportunities at six developed campgrounds. Hit the water for boating, fishing and swimming; from a relaxing sailboat excursion to fast-paced waterskiing, the 26,000 acres of water in Illinois’s largest man-made lake is ready when you are.
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Latest News Releases

Eagle Watch Event at Case-Halstead Library
1/10/2023 UPDATED
CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Case-Halstead Library, will be hosting an Eagle Watch on Saturday January 28, 2023, at the Case-Halstead Library in Carlyle,...
Carlyle Lake USACE Campground Upgrades and Changes
1/3/2023 UPDATED
CARLYLE LAKE – Coles Creek Campground and Boulder Campground, located on the east side of Carlyle Lake, will be undergoing updates and changes prior to the 2023 recreation season. Contractors will be...
Carlyle Lake Christmas Tree Recycling Project
12/20/2022 UPDATED
CARLYLE LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be collecting used, real Christmas trees for the annual Christmas Tree Recycling Project. The Corps of Engineers, along with the...

Carlyle Lake

Contact

Carlyle Lake Project Office
Mailing Address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Carlyle Lake Project Office
801 Lake Road
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Telephone:
Phone: (618) 594-2484 

Email:
CarlyleLake@usace.army.mil

Visitor Center Hours:
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
April 2 – May 22: Sat & Sun
May 23 – Sept 9: Daily
Sept 10 – Sept 25: Sat & Sun

Tours of the Dam

Tours are offered Memorial Day – Labor Day and take place on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. from on top of the dam


Camping Reservations: 
1-877-444-6777


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