Carlyle Lake Weekend Activities

The Independence Day celebration continues at Carlyle Lake! While out celebrating this 4th of July, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to offer a few important safety tips to keep you safe. Remember to never leave children unattended in the water or at the beach, know your swimming limitations and capabilities, stay out of the water during severe weather, and always wear a life jacket. Sun and heat can also be very dangerous this time of year. Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and be aware of yourself and others while outdoors in the summer sun. Visitors are also reminded that fireworks, including sparklers, are not permitted on Corps of Engineers property. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present interactive educational programs on Friday and Saturday evenings and beach programs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Presentations are free and open to the public.

Friday, 5 July:

8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Bustling Beavers
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Wild Weather
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Nature’s Tiny Dancers

Saturday, 6 July:

2:00 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety
2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety
3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety
3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety
8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Nature’s Tiny Dancers
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Bustling Beavers
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Wild Weather

Sunday, 7 July:

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
2:30 p.m. Harbor Light Bay Beach – Water Safety
2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety
3:00 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety
3:00 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety

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 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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