Boulder Rec. Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Boulder Recreation Area is located at Carlyle Lake, near Carlyle, Illinois. If you and your family are in search of fun, look no further! Whether you are land-loving or ready to venture out on the open water, at Carlyle Lake there is something for everyone! You can visit for the day or pack up for a longer stay in one of the many lakeside campgrounds and enjoy being surrounded by outdoor adventures. Carlyle Lake offers many opportunities for family fun. From boating and sailing in the open waters, to the sandy beaches and shaded picnic areas, we are sure that you will find plenty of things to do. While here, visitors enjoy a leisurely stroll across the Main Dam, cycle around the lake, or a strenuous workout along the miles of hiking trails. Each year, the Corps of Engineers along with its partners, sponsor many special events. Carlyle Lake is also known for excellent fishing and hunting areas.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Playground
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilet
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Public Marina
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Telephone
  • Water Drinking


Peak Season
Apr 14 2010 -
Oct 14 2010
Peak Season
Apr 15 2011 -
Oct 14 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance This campground has first come, first serve sites.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 17 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Boulder Rec. Area
Campground Phone: 618-594-5253
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Belleville, IL

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More About Boulder Rec. Area Campground

Boulder Rec. Area is a campground located in Belleville, Illinois. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -89.23306 latitude, and -89.23306 longitude into your GPS device.

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