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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

Election Petitions

Petitions for the April 4, 2017 elections are available at Carlyle City Hall Petitions may be taken out for… • Mayor • City Clerk • Alderman Ward 1 • Alderman Ward 2 • Alderman Ward 3 • Alderman Ward 4 City of Carlyle Ward MapDownload Here Petitions must be filed at Carlyle City Hall by

Temporary Closure of 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 15, through Sunday, September 18, 2016.  This closure is necessary to provide public safety and support the 2016 Outdoorsman Show at the Fish House Restaurant. During this timeframe, visitors should use

Football Frenzy

Be ready to party before the Carlyle Indians home football games… It’s going to be a Football Tailgate Frenzy in the parking lot! The Indians football family invites you to put together a tailgate at this year’s home games. Collect your school club, your family, your business and/or your friends and join the Indians for a

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. Please read the Corp News

Dove Hunt for Sportsmen with Disabilities

Dove Hunt for Sportsmen with Disabilities CARLYLE LAKE – Disabled sportsmen can now call or write to the Carlyle Lake Project Office to reserve access to one of seven handicapped-accessible dove hunting blinds available for September 1-2, 2016. Hunting hours will be from 12:00 p.m. until sunset. The blinds are located among bountiful sunflowers at

Main Dam Bridge Deck Closure

Carlyle Lake Main Dam Bridge Deck Closure On Friday, July 15, 2016, the Carlyle Lake Main Dam bridge deck will be closed for maintenance work.  The work will include an annual inspection to ensure the integrity and increase the longevity of the structure. The work is expected to last through Friday, July 22, 2016. Many

Carlyle Lake Mobile App

  Enjoy the sun and sand at one of several public beaches or take to the waves for a day of boating, sailing, water sports and more! With so many great features, local attractions and community events, Carlyle Lake has truly become one of the most exciting vacation destinations in the Midwest. The new Carlyle