The federal lease land and state property provide almost 9,500 acres of wildlife habitat. The Fish and Wildlife Area is blessed with habitat diversity: approximately 2,000 acres of woodland, 5,800 acres of open water and wetlands, 200 acres of grassland and 1,500 acres of cropland planted for wildlife food and cover. The area is divided by the following management areas: Westside Management Area, Eastside Management Area, Flooded Dead Timber Area and Open Water Area.
The Tradewinds Marina is the newest marina on Carlyle Lake and we are inviting everyone with an interest in boating to join. TYC offers many benefits to its members including social events, sailing races, power boating and safe boating activities.
Tradewinds Marina is located in Keyesport, IL, on the Northwest shore of Lake Carlyle
Boulder Marina is located on the eastern shore of Carlyle Lake, IL. We are adjacent to Boulder Recreation Area, a beautifully maintained Corps of Engineers lake-side campground and park with complete facilities, including boat ramps and parking
26000 Co Rd 1850
N, Shattuc, IL 62231
West Access Marina, a year round facility for slip rental or shore storage for large and small boats located at the southwest end of Carlyle Lake. The marina is designed for your family’s enjoyment with safe, clean facilities. It is ideally situated for a variety of water sports from sailing to fishing to just lounging at your campsite or on the beach. The marina is located between the Corps of Engineers Dam West Campground and the new Visitors’ Center and across the road from the new 18-hole PGA golf course.
West Access Marina
14222 Lake Road
Carlyle, IL 62231
Coles Creek has a beach and two reservable group picnic shelters that can accommodate up to 75 guests each. The sites provides modern amenities like electric hookups, showers, drinking water and flush toilets. It is adjacent to Coles Creek Recreation Area and Lotus Group Area.
The day use area has a large beach and two reservable picnic shelters that can accommodate up to 75 people each, as well as a boat ramp and access to a marina and boat storage facility. Be sure to walk the Dam or cross over to the Dam East Spillway Recreation Area.
Families can enjoy a swimming beach and playground and Keyesport provides one reservable group picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 75 people. Boaters have the convenience of a marina, boat ramp and fish cleaning station.
McNair Group Recreation Area has one reservable group picnic shelter that accommodate up to 80 people, also a swimming beach, bathhouses and laundry facilities. McNair has a nature trail and a multi-use trail, and is connected to the Dam East facilities.
15469 State Route 127
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Located just a short distance from Carlyle Lake, Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery is open year round and hosts a variety of events.