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Address: Carlyle, IL

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Gorgeous Views, Wonderful Fishing, Perfect Sailing!

Our group of campers booked a lovely site with a TON of space at the state park. The views and surroundings were perfect in every way. The campsites were well taken care of and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Amanda R
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our group of campers booked a lovely site with a TON of space at the state park. The views and surroundings were perfect in every way. The campsites were well taken care of and the ranger even came to pull down a branch from above our bug tent(which were not that bad!). The flush bathrooms are clean and nicely up... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

So, we spent last weekend at the campground to hike and relax a bit. Sort of a shakedown to try some new gear and also enjoy the beautiful spring weather. The campground is vast with many flat areas for serious tent campers like ourselves. All the sites we saw were gravel drives, none were poured concrete except the handicap ones.... More 

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Caseyville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband and I had a very relaxing walk on some of the woodland trails at Eldon Hazlet State Park. Good timing - lots of wild flowers were blooming. The trails we walked were mostly level and along the bluff with glimpses the lake. This was our first visit so I can't say how well the trails are maintained year... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This location was not ready to be rented and the prices too high for the quality. To pay $120 a night and have to beg for towels is highway robbery. Cabins that were promised were rented to others.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had the best campsite in the park, right on the water's edge with plenty of open space around our campsite. Carlyle lake is very well done. There are nice protected coves on each side of the campsite to bring your boat up to the beach. We camped Sunday night through Friday morning, so there were very few other people... More 

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Centralia, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There are plenty of beaches to take the kids to in summer and always have things going on throughout the summer

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Carterville, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Beautiful lake and area. Well maintained, very clean. Lots of room for lots of people. Motel, cottages, campgrounds, rv parks, restaurant, visitor center, marinas, boat launches, sailing, bank and boat fishing, beaches, playground, picnic areas, walking and biking paths, waterfowl, variety of wooded and ag lands. All convenient to IL Rt 127 and Carlyle town.

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Yes the lake is muddy. But the people we talked to were very friendly and helpful. The boat docks and restroom facilities were clean and well maintained. There was adequate parking, and the visitor center was very nice. The proximity to the town of Carlyle makes it handy for last minute provisions and "fast" food.

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Alto Pass, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We just enjoyed camping 5 days at Dam West...the cleanest and the best shower houses...beautiful lake view every morning all day! Nice people taking reserve.Clean campground!Nice little town with plenty food choices..grocery stores..just everything you need and very close..also has marina..beach and hotel.

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We just experienced a beautiful weekend camping at Eldon Hazlet Campground at Carlyle Lake. The campground was beautiful, very clean and very accommodating. We would definitely camp here again. We were very disenchanted at the beach that was available nearby. There was a terrible terrible stagnant or dead smell and the sand was a construction grade dirty sand. The pool... More 

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