As the largest man-made lake in the state of Illinois, Carlyle Lake covers more than 26,000 acres. Lake visitors enjoy a huge variety of recreation across the region each year. Eldon Hazlet State Park boasts numerous hiking trails, a multi-use bike trail and campgrounds. Each season, Carlyle Lake hosts several different fishing tournaments and is known for excellent fishing and hunting opportunities. Bird watchers are drawn to the many species of bird and waterfowl make their way through the region each year. Enjoy the sun and sand at one of several public beaches or take to the waves for a day of boating, sailing, water sports and more! With so many great features, local attractions and community events, Carlyle Lake has truly become one of the most exciting vacation destinations in the Midwest. Download the app and use it as a guide to explore everything the area has to offer, including maps and exclusive Specials & Discounts! Learn more about fishing at Carlyle Lake with the audio fishing reports from Al Crocker and Fishing & the Outdoors.