Carlyle Lake Weekend Activities

rex3

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is 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. Over two-thirds of people who drown never had any intention of being in the water.

Make your way over to Mariner’s Village Resort on Friday, 10 August, for the 26th Annual Cruz-In the Dam Car Show. This special event runs from 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and will have plenty to do for the whole family. The event features two “Cruz’s” with the first “Cruz” starting at Carl’s 4-Wheel Drive in Bartelso, IL, at 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the second “Cruz” across the Carlyle Lake Main Dam at 9:30 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers educational programs in the campgrounds and at the beaches every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the recreation season. Presentations are free and open to the public.

Friday, 10 August:
4:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Mariner’s Village Resort – Cruz-In the Dam Car Show

Saturday, 11 August:
2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games
8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Monarch Mission
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Stones and Splatters
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Campground Charades

Sunday, 12 August:
10:00 a.m. Carlyle Lake Main Dam Tour
2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety Games
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games
3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games

The Carlyle Lake Visitor Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Visitor Center has exhibits and brochures to help plan your stay at Carlyle Lake.

Life jackets are available at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center through the “Life Jacket Loan Program.” For a $5.00 deposit, a life jacket can be borrowed for the day. When the life jacket is returned in good condition, the deposit will be refunded. Please remember to always wear your life jacket when in, on, or around the water. Life jacket loaner stations are also available at Keyesport, Dam West, McNair, and Coles Creek beaches and boat ramps.

For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or e-mail at carlylelake@usace.army.mil.

Previous articleLoralyn Celesta Sanders
Next articleAmeren Illinois Marking National 811 Day