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Carlyle Lake

801 Lake Road, Carlyle, IL 62231


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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