Carlyle Lake, located on the Kaskaskia River, is the largest man-made lake in Illinois, with over 26,000 acres of water, 11,000 acres of public land, and a shoreline of approximately 82 miles. Its maximum depth is 35 feet, with an average depth of 11 feet. The land bordering the lake is flat to gently rolling with partially timbered shoreline. Carlyle Lake is a typical open lake subject to changes in wind velocity or direction.
Carlyle Lake offers many opportunities for family fun. From boating and sailing in the open waters, to the sandy beaches and shaded picnic areas, there is plenty of things to do. Three marinas, 18 public boat ramps, a sailboat harbor, two State Parks, one with cabins, a resort with lodge, cabins and a restaurant, four beaches, five federal campgrounds, two state campgrounds, a visitor center, and numerous outlying areas provide a variety of opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts. Carlyle Lake is also known for excellent fishing and hunting areas.
Location: 1 mi N of Carlyle on Hwy 127
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