Labor Day Weekend At Carlyle Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe Labor Day 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 this holiday weekend, always wear your life jacket.

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, 30 August:

8:00 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – What’s that Sound?
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Jeopardy
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Camp Bingo

Saturday, 31 August:

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 – Camp Bingo
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – What’s that Sound?
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Jeopardy

Sunday, 1 September:

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 – Jeopardy
8:00 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Camp Bingo
8:00 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – What’s that Sound?

Monday, 2 September:

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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