Located fifty miles east of St. Louis, Carlyle Lake offers the peaceful
retreat of a small town combined with the grandeur of Illinois' largest
man-made lake. With 26,000 acres of water and 13,000 acres of
surrounding public land, Carlyle Lake offers diverse recreational opportunities and is the perfect scenic getaway for millions of visitors each year.
Water-oriented outdoor recreation opportunities including camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, and hunting. Expecially attractive to sailboaters. Illinois' largest lake.