Kick Off Summer At Carlyle Lake

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for another fun and safe summer recreation season. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities. While participating in any outdoor activities, please keep safety in mind.

For Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present interactive educational programs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings and beach programs on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday afternoons. Presentations are free and open to the public.

Friday, 24 May:

8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Monarch Mission
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Fun with Fish
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Goodness Snakes

Saturday, 25 May:

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 – Goodness Snakes
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Monarch Mission
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Fun with Fish
Sunday, 26 May:

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 – Fun with Fish
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Goodness Snakes
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Monarch Mission

Monday, 27 May:

10:00 a.m. Carlyle Lake Main Dam Tour – Starts at the top of the Carlyle Lake Dam
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

Dam West, Coles Creek, and Boulder Campgrounds are open with sites available on a first-come-first-serve basis and also through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come-first-serve basis. Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis or online at www.reserveamerica.com

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 jacket loaner stations are also available at Keyesport, Dam West, McNair, and Coles Creek beaches and boat ramps. Visitors are encouraged to borrow a life jacket from a station to use while recreating and to return the life jacket to a station once done.

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

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