Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake, Vandalia, IL 62471
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(618) 594-2484

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    Carlyle Lake is the largest manmade lake within Illinois with more than 26,000 acres of water and 11,000 acres of land.  It  is located just 50 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri.  Carlyle Lake offers tremendous recreational opportunities.  Regardless of your tastes, Carlyle Lake has something...

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1 Review of Carlyle Lake

Enjoyed the nature trails

- December 2010

Carlyle Lake is the largest artificially created lake in Illinois. The 15-milelong lake covers about 26,000 acres within an area bordered by I-70 and US 40 to the north, US 51 to the east, U.S. Highway 50 to the south, and Illinois Highway 127 to the west. Seven recreation areas and two state parks are clustered around its shores. There are swimming beaches, nature trails, picnic areas, camping areas, and boat ramps and rentals. Call (618) 594-2484 for details.