Carlyle Lake COE Campgrounds

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For those planning to stick around a while, there are six public campgrounds perfect for a weekend get-away. These campgrounds offer lots of shade, many lakeside, paved pads with electric hook-up as well as shower houses and laundry facilities. Also, there are wide-open spaces and playground equipment for the kids. While you are here, relax and enjoy some of the weekend interpretive programs presented at the campground amphitheatres.

Boulder Campground - Class A - 87 Sites, $10.00, W/O Electric; $14.00 W/ Electric; No Full Hookups. Group rate: $28.00

Coles Creek Campground - Class A - 148 Sites, $12.00, W/ Electric; $24.00 Full Hookups; Group rate: $28.00

Dam West Campground - Class A - 113 Sites, $12.00-$16.00 W/Electric; $24.00 Full Hookups; Group rate: $32.00-$48.00

McNair Group Area - Class A - 32 Sites, $12.00 W/Electric. Group rate: (Areas A-D) $90.00 - $175.00

Dam East Spillway - Class B - 15 Sites, $10.00 W/O Electric; $12.00 W/Electric. No Full Hookups.

There are also a number of private and state campgrounds located around the lake.

Reservations may be directed to the NRRS either by telephone, toll free at (877) 444-6777, for TDD customers call (877) 833-6777 or via the web at

Address: 1 mi N of Carlyle on Hwy 127
Phone: 618-594-2484
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Carlyle Lake COE Campgrounds

For those planning to stick around a while, there are six public campgrounds perfect for a weekend get-away. These campground...