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Carlyle Lake Fishing

Carlyle Lake offers good fishing for crappie, white bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum and carp. Other species commonly caught are green sunfish, yellow bass, yellow and black bullheads. If you like variety, the tailwater area, directly below the lake'

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Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area Campgrounds

Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area is probably best known for its camping facilities. The Illini Campground has 328 Class A campsites with 30 and 50 amp electrical hook-ups, 36 Class C campsites for walk-in tent camping and two rustic rent-a-cabins.

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Carlyle Lake Boating and Sailing

For the boating enthusiast, Carlyle Lake is a great place to cruise for pleasure, water ski, or spend the day fishing. The wide-open waters make Carlyle Lake a sailor's paradise. This 15 by 3 1/2

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Carlyle Lake Hiking

More than 9 miles of trails are available to hikers at Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area. The 3-mile Cherokee Trail has three separate loops that pass through a mature oak-hickory forest over gently rolling terrain, offering great views of the lake. The Pawnee Trail is a 1

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Carlyle Lake Hunting

Carlyle Lake is known as one of the top waterfowl hunting areas in the state. From November - January, there is a contolled Pheasant hunt at Eldon Hazlet State Park. The park has more than 50

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Lincoln Heritage Trail State Monument

The Lincoln Heritage Trail begins in the heart of the Great Wabash Valley, where a monument commemorates the 1930 crossing of...

Monte Alegre Vineyard & Cellars

Located east of Carbondale in the heart of the Greater Shawnee grape growing region of Illinois. A family run vineyard and wh...

Owl Creek Vineyard and Winery

Producing work-class wines all from Southern Illinois Grapes. Near beautiful Giant City Park, B&Bs, and antique shops. Wine b...