Dam West Boat Ramp-Temporarily Closed

Temporary Closure of Dam West Boat Ramp The Dam West Boat Ramp will be temporarily closed on weekdays from Monday, March 13, 2017 through Friday, April 28, 2017. This closure is necessary to ensure public safety while trucks haul rip-rap for the extension of the breakwater at Dam West Boat Ramp. Visitors should use Allen

Temporary Closure of Roadway

Temporary Closure of Saddle Dam II Roadway The Saddle Dam II Roadway and multi-user trail will be temporarily closed from McNair Campground to the Dam East Boat Ramp entrance from Monday, February 13, through Friday, March 10, 2017.  This closure is necessary to provide public safety during routine maintenance to the pump station discharge pipe

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Carlyle Lake – Christmas Tree Recycling Program The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is seeking volunteers to assist with the annual spring Christmas tree recycling/fish habitat improvement project being held Saturday, March 11, 2017.  The Corps has collected over 1,000 Christmas trees that were discarded after the holiday season.  These trees will

Accepting Bids

The City of Carlyle is accepting sealed bids for Material for Automatic Meter Reading System and Hosting Services.  Exact specifications are available at City Hall or see John Hodapp at the City Electric Plant for further information or call 618-594-5215. Proposal shall be valid for sixty (60) days after the scheduled time of closing.  The

Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Meeting

2016 Water Control Operations/Dam Safety Meeting The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced plans for a public workshop to be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mariner’s Village Resort Conference Center in Carlyle, Illinois. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss dam safety and 2016 water control operations. 

Hunter Ethics

Hunter Ethics With the fall hunting season underway, hunters are reminded of their obligation to practice ethical and safe hunting while in the field.  Remember, your personal ethics might not match your neighbors, but certain guidelines do pertain to all hunters. Trespassing leads the list of illegal and unethical practices by hunters.  Hunters must obtain

Hunting Opportunities for Sportsmen with Disabilities

Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities for Sportsmen with Disabilities The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to announce waterfowl hunting opportunities for sportsmen with disabilities at Carlyle Lake. Two accessible waterfowl blinds will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 2016-2017 Illinois South Central Zone Waterfowl Season. The first blind is located at the

Day Use Fees Waived On Veterans Day

Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces the waiver of day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. The waiver

Closure of South Shore State Park

Closure of South Shore State Park Due to several years of reduced budgets by the State of Illinois and lack of maintenance, the South Shore State Park facilities have become degraded, resulting in unsafe conditions and minimal useable recreation facilities.  As a result, the Corps of Engineers has terminated the lease and closed the area

Fall Opportunities at Carlyle Lake

Camping Fall is a beautiful time for camping!  Enjoy the cool fall temperatures with family and friends while roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over a crackling campfire.  Carlyle Lake offers opportunities at several campgrounds that stay open for fall camping.  Dam West and McNair Campgrounds will be open through 4 p.m. Sunday, November 1st, Boulder