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Carlyle Lake Paddle Map
Take a 360 virtual tour of Carlyle Lake. Navigate to specific recreation areas around the lake to view scenes from the area.
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

Carlyle Lake Blood Drive Donors Receive T-Shirt and Free Camping
8/17/2022
Carlyle Lake – The American Red Cross, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, 1 September 2022 at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center from 12 p.m...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
8/9/2022
CARLYLE LAKE – Carlyle Lake offers a variety of late summer hunting opportunities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources work together to manage public...
30th Annual Cruz-In the Dam Event at Carlyle Lake
8/9/2022
Carlyle Lake – On Friday, August 12, 2022, the 30th Annual Cruz-In the Dam Car Show Nationals will be held at Mariner’s Village Resort in the Dam West area of Carlyle Lake. More than 250 classic cars...

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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