Temporary Road Closures at Carlyle Lake

Temporary Road Closures at Carlyle Lake The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake will be performing routine road maintenance and resurfacing work at various locations beginning Monday, September 25, 2017. These closures are necessary to provide public safety while work crews are on-site, all work is scheduled to be completed by October 31.

Blood Drive

Blood Drive Donors to Receive Free Camping The American Red Cross in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, September 14th at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The American Red Cross works diligently every day to keep an adequate supply

Temporary Closure of the Dam East Boat Ramp

Temporary Closure of the Dam East Boat Ramp The Dam East Boat Ramp and High Water Ramp will be temporarily closed from Thursday, September 14, through Sunday, September 17, 2017. This closure is necessary to provide public safety and support the 2017 Outdoorsman Show at the Fish House Restaurant. During this timeframe, visitors should use

Weekend Activities at Carlyle Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake are always preparing for a fun and safe weekend.  Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities.  While participating in water related recreation activities, always wear your life jacket. Camping Opportunities • Dam West, Coles

KWA Showcase

The Kaskaskia Watershed Association, Inc. (KWA), the Lower Kaskaskia Stakeholders, Inc. (LKSI) and the US Army Corps of Engineers welcome’s everyone to the 17th Annual Showcase. This year‘s theme is “KASKASKIA RIVER – Past Dreams & Future Visions” We will highlight past accomplishments, new facilities, and future visions of the Kaskaskia River. You are invited

Summer Hunting Opportunities at Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake offers the outdoor sportsman 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 lands and waters at Carlyle Lake. More than 10,000 acres of public lands are open to public hunting to which all-current Illinois game laws


Clinton County is sponsoring a photography contest that will run from: July 17 to September 30, 2017. We are seeking photos that showcase Clinton County’s natural landscapes and unique events. The photos will be used on tourism websites, county websites, and promotional material to showcase our great county.   All photographs must fit one of the

Temporary Closures at Carlyle Lake

Temporary Closures at Carlyle Lake for the 50th Anniversary Celebration On June 9-11, 2017 the Carlyle Lake Project Office in cooperation with the City of Carlyle will be hosting the Carlyle Lake 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Dam West Recreation Area.  In order to accommodate the event setup and provide public safety, the Dam West

Preventing Major Flood Damage

Lake Shelbyville & Carlyle Lake Prevent Major Flood Damage  As of 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 the pool elevation at Carlyle Lake was 453.29 feet, referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), with a release of approximately 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The average inflow from May 1st through May 4th was

Carlyle Lake Update

As of 7 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2017 The pool elevation was 450.14 NGVD with a release rate of approximately 9,500 cubic feet per second (cfs). The inflow for Thursday, June 1, 2017 was approximately 2,400 day second feet (dsf). The Carlyle Lake pool continues to recede after cresting nearly 12 feet above the