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Carlyle Lake

801 Lake Road, Carlyle, IL 62231

Boating

The largest man-made lake in Illinois.

Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Known to sailors, it is one of the best and most challenging for sailboats. There is also boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, sand beaches, and camping areas. Hotels, cabins and golf courses make the area a true outdoor lover's playground.

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Cruisin The Dam Car Show

Mariner's Village Resort •  Aug 09 @ 5:30PM

Get your shine and show on with your classic, unique, rat or hot rod!  Cruisin the Dam at Carlyle Lake has expanded in the last few…

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