Carlyle Lake is Illinois’ largest lake, covering 26,000 acres. Prevailing winds make this an extremely popular sailing lake. Carlyle Lake is home to four marinas and sailing clubs. Come to Carlyle and stretch your sea legs in the vast space of our Lake.
Dam West Pontoon Boat Rentals
We are located at the West Access Marina at Carlyle Lake, the Largest Man Made Lake in Illinois. We offer hourly and daily rates 7 days a week. We have new pontoon boats ready for rental.
West Access Marina
West Access Marina, a year round facility for slip rental or shore storage for large and small boats located at the southwest end of Carlyle Lake. The marina is designed for your family’s enjoyment with safe, clean facilities. It is ideally situated for a variety of water sports from sailing to fishing to just lounging at your campsite or on the beach. The marina is located between the Corps of Engineers Dam West Campground and the new Visitors’ Center and across the road from the new 18-hole PGA golf course.
Carlyle Sailing Association
We have several different types of sailboats for rent on a 1/2 day, one day, or a longer period basis. More information and rental reservations may be obtained at 618-594-3622. Kayaks are available for rent as well. CSA offers an outstanding variety of boats and sailing perspectives that accommodate the many types of sailing today. From a very well organized junior and youth program to an advanced racing program, CSA has several different fleets that are sure to introduce you to the type of sailing right for you.
Carlyle Lake Association
The Carlyle Lake Association (CLA) is an organization of citizens (stakeholders) working for the betterment of Carlyle Lake. The lake has become a treasured resource to thousands of people from throughout southern Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area. Founded in 1995, CLA has grown to be the one voice that speaks for all the interests in Carlyle Lake and works to reconcile differences to everyone’s benefit. Moreover as a member organization of the Kaskaskia Watershed Association, CLA works to make Carlyle Lake an even better place; a place our children and grandchildren will continue to enjoy.
Carlyle Yacht Club
CYC provides on-the water programs of interest to all boaters, including round-the buoys racing, regatta events, distance sailing, cruising, and laid back Wednesday Navy events. Off the water events include social events, lectures, and presentations on subjects of interest to boaters.
Boulder Yacht Club
Boulder Yacht Club is an active organization which strives to foster a complete range of activities for its members. From racing, to “coving out,” to cookouts on the hill next to the club house, the club works hard to make membership a valuable and worthwhile experience for the entire family.
Boulder Marina is located on the eastern shore of Carlyle Lake, IL. We are adjacent to Boulder Recreation Area, a beautifully maintained Corps of Engineers lake-side campground and park with complete facilities, including boat ramps and parking
Tradewinds Yacht Club
The new Tradewinds Yacht Club has been formed at Tradewinds Marina, the newest marina on Carlyle Lake and we are inviting everyone with an interest in boating to join. TYC offers many benefits to its members including social events, sailing races, power boating and safe boating activities.