Description

If you're hoping to do it all, Dam West Recreation Area offers the most amenities of all the campgrounds on Carlyle Lake, hands down. Stay in one of the lodges or camp in your tent or RV to enjoy it, either way you'll have to make time to for a splash at the beaches or in the pool. Fishing piers and cleaning stations make this an angler's paradise, and don't forget to stretch out those calf muscles by bike or foot on one of the many gorgeous, winding trails. Pure perfection.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
109 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Dam West Recreation Area and Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
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Angie A.
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May 21st, 2017

Nice place to camp. Bathrooms and showers. Nice little beach area

Park
Carlyle Lake
State
Illinois
Country
United States
Phone Number
(618) 594-2484
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.628° N, 89.358° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 109 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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