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Address: Carlyle, IL
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Nice lake to visit in the summer. Always nice to walk the dam and get in some exercise... Nice camping & walmart is close by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Greenville, IL
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Greenville, IL
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice lake to visit in the summer. Always nice to walk the dam and get in some exercise... Nice camping & walmart is close by.

Thank bluestreak95
Streator, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

good location, quiet, park or boating or restaurant within walking distance, wall mart or fast food just a short drive.

Thank beckyr500w2
Highland, Illinois
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We enjoy traveling to Carlyle Lake for sunsets and this fall, the leaves have been beautiful. We also enjoy seeing lots of wildlife. Today we saw 30+ deer, many different types of birds and a fox.

Thank Christina F
Centralia, Missouri
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Took two hour sailing introduction with Odyssey Sailing (Bob). Highly recommend. Great instructor and fun time.

Thank eacmacpamba
Mt. Vernon, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Went to a wedding with the lake as a backdrop. Beautiful day, nice location, clean. Carlyle Lake is nice, the people are friendly.

Thank Sherry F
Mount Olive, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We went sailing with our friends it was awesome the lake is simply beautiful it has picnic areas where you can go and eat and enjoy the view and not far from there is a great winery calked Brett's Wildlife bar & winery great wine!

Thank smiley591977
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

There is a lot to do at the lake, but this review is of the swimming beach, which is a really nice stretch of sand and the swimming area is not more than 6 feet at its deepest. Great views over the water to the surrounding trees. No changing rooms but clean toilet block. They ask for $1 for the... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a huge beautiful, blue lake! We wish we would have called, weeks ahead, to reserve a boat to rent, from the marina. The dam walkway is gorgeous and long! Bring sunscreen, big hat and lots of water, on a hot day, but worth the views! Parks are great for fishing and have fish cleaning stations and restrooms. The... More 

Thank lalpizza
Florissant, Missouri
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great lake to have family fun! Spent a weekend of camping and fishing with the kids. Absolutely recommended.

1 Thank William G
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We rented a pontoon boat for 11. Nice time swimming. Lake was high so we really could only stay in one place since we could not go under bridge.

Thank carriefinwg

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