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Dam East Recreation Area

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US Army Corps of Engineers

Carlyle Lake

Overview

Dam East Recreation Area is situated on the southern shore of Carlyle Lake, a prime getaway for city-dwellers and families. Located 50 miles east of St. Louis, the area offers the peaceful retreat of a small town combined with the grandeur of Illinois largest man-made lake.

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Location

Dam East Recreation Area is located in Illinois

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Directions

From I-57, take Old U.S. Route 50 west for 37 miles to the Dam East entrance road and turn north. Turn east at the next intersection and continue for 1.2 miles to Dam East Day Use Area.

Coordinates

38.615448 N
89.353728 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • WiFi
    Unknown
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  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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5 Reviews

Victoria A.
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2022

Cool, safe campsite!

Not free have to pay $18 a night. Every camping spot has trees surrounding it so it’s very

Month of VisitNovember
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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

HappyCamper

We love camping at all the campgrounds on Carlyle Lake. It’s always a good time. There are plenty of areas to fish, hike, swim, picnic. Looking forward to another great year and fun filled camping and fishing.🎣

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Month of VisitMay
Dave N.
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2020

Small fishing campground

Small 13 site campground at the Spillway, 1/2 mile past McNair campground. Sites are near the water. Not very private as the day use area is here too. Lots of fisherman

Location

Dam East Recreation Area is located in Illinois

Detail location of campground

Directions

From I-57, take Old U.S. Route 50 west for 37 miles to the Dam East entrance road and turn north. Turn east at the next intersection and continue for 1.2 miles to Dam East Day Use Area.

Coordinates

38.615448 N
89.353728 W

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