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Address: Carlyle, IL

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Big and Beautiful!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 

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Florissant, Missouri
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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.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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.

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Troy, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Carlyle Lake is an unexpected gem in the midst of cornfields and farms - it feels more like one is near The Dells or perhaps the Ozarks. The water is generally calm and there's camping available - I only went for a day for a cookout with friends. In the summer - if you want to camp, everyone says to... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Carlyle Lake is a beautiful lake with abundant wildlife teeming all around its shores. The views across the lake are amazing and there are many areas for families to camp, picnic and enjoy.

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Florissant, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Carlyle lake is a beautiful spot to spend the day. There is a swimming beach and the lake itself is good sometimes a little choppy depending on the breeze. Great place for some rest and relaxation

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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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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Address: Carlyle, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carlyle

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