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Carlyle Lake

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Address: Carlyle, IL

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Nice beaches, beautiful lake

This lake is gigantic. There are 4 public beaches for swimming and numerous docks, etc. Eldon Hazlet State Park has beautiful campsites and a clean, big swimming pool. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
Anne F
Marshall, Illinois
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake is such a lovely place to visit. It is so pleasant. The lake is the largest in Illinois. The dam is impressive and so is the river. There are lots of activities to enjoy from fishing and other water activities to picnicking. The scenery is lovely, too.

Thank Lorin G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As I was driving through Illinois via US-50 West, I couldn't help but to pull over to take in the beautiful views and bask in the sunlight at Carlyle Lake. Whether your in the mood for a tranquil walk, a family picnic or desire to do a little fishing, Carlyle Lake is the perfect location!!

Thank LuvNewNew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We are here for the first time. Camping and relaxing are our goals. Love the campground. Well kept, large level sites with nice space in between sites. Clean facilities.

Thank Robin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Eldon Hazlet is one of Illinois great State parks. Lots to do and see. Many places to hike, fish and boat.

Thank Susan M
Granite City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Always a hit on the holidays. Camping, hiking and boating mixed with barbeques and family make this lake a great place to visit. Under an hour from St. Louis.

Thank Ed O
Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

went camping there a few weeks back at a campground near the lake it was very nice some spots has a great view of the beautiful lake

Thank ladybug698
Granite City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy camping at Eldon Hazlet State Park. We have been coming here since we bought our first tent camper in 1993. We have had several units since then but come here at least 3-4 times a year. It's only an hour drive from our home in Granite City IL. We came for the Perseid Meteor shower but unfortunately... More 

Thank KatSuess
Wood River, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Dam west: nice campground with clean flush toilet bathrooms. There are many full hook up sites that are spacious. The main beach is right next to the camp ground as well as a restaurant. Right outside the campground is a McDonald's and Walmart. Coles creek: nice flat camp with many full hookup sites. However, the sites by the water do... More 

Thank Bookhoarder73
O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is one of those little gems that "locals" frequent including me. So you know it has to be nice. It's a little out of the way but only 10 miles from town if you need it. The trailer pads are decently level, there is decent space between sites so you're not on top of your neighbor. There is a... More 

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Marshall, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This lake is gigantic. There are 4 public beaches for swimming and numerous docks, etc. Eldon Hazlet State Park has beautiful campsites and a clean, big swimming pool. We stayed in an air conditioned cottage at the state park. We had planned to camp, but the temperature was in the 90's, so we rented a cottage. We enjoyed our stay,... More 

Thank Anne F

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