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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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Carlyle Lake - Hazlet SRA Lakefront Cottages

Twenty lakefront cottages are available for rent in the Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area. The cottages are located on the Carlyle Lake shoreline offering a spectacular view of the lake. The 780

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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 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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Blue Sky Vineyard

Discover Blue Sky Vinyeard, where time with friends, and exquisite wines create memories worthy of Blue Sky days....

Harrison House

Harrison House is a 2-story home built in 1868, the first brick house in Herrin, furnished with period furniture including an...

Moravian Church & Cemetery

The only Moravian church in the state was built by German settlers....

The African American Museum of Southern Illinois

Located in the University Mall this is the only museum of its kind in Southern Illinois. Permanent exhibits include collectio...

Riverside Park Band Shell

Riverside Park Band Shell, built in 1938 by WPA, is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. The scenic location will ac...