Memorial Day information for Carlyle Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is preparing for a fun and safe weekend celebrating Memorial Day. Whether you enjoy fishing, camping, boating, bike riding or other outdoor activities, Carlyle Lake offers an abundance of recreation opportunities.
While participating in water related recreation activities, always wear your life jacket. Over two-thirds of people who drown never had any intention of being in the water.
Dam West, Coles Creek and Boulder Campgrounds are open, with sites available on a first-come, first-served basis and through reservation by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov.
McNair and Dam East Campgrounds are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Eldon Hazlet State Park is also open and has sites available on a first-come, first-served basis or online at www.reserveamerica.com  
The Carlyle Lake Multi-Use Trail is accessible for hiking, walking and biking offering a 17-mile roundtrip loop extending from the Dam West Day Use Area to Saddle Dam III. Also, the Willow Pond Fitness Trail located south of the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center offers a unique outdoor fitness opportunity for visitors.
The fitness trail is a one-fifth mile paved trail that encompasses an old farm pond and is home to many different species of wildlife. The serenity of this area adds to the enjoyment of getting fit.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers educational programs in the campgrounds and at the beaches every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the recreation season. Presentations are free and open to the public.
Friday:
• 8 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – The Bold & Majestic
• 8 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Expect the Unexpected
• 8 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Goodness Snakes!
Saturday:
• 2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
• 2:30 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
• 3:30 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games
• 3:30 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Game
• 8 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Goodness Snakes!
• 8 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – The Bold & Majestic
• 8 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – Expect the Unexpected
Sunday:
• 2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
• 2:30 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
• 3:30 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games
• 3:30 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games
• 8 p.m. West Bay Amphitheater, Dam West Campground – Expect the Unexpected
• 8 p.m. Cattail Cove Amphitheater, Coles Creek Campground – Goodness Snakes!
• 8 p.m. Brewster Creek Amphitheater, Boulder Campground – The Bold & Majestic
Monday:
• 2:30 p.m. McNair Beach – Water Safety Games
• 2:30 p.m. Dam West Beach – Water Safety Games
• 3:30 p.m. Coles Creek Beach – Water Safety Games
• 3:30 p.m. Keyesport Beach – Water Safety Games
The Carlyle Lake Visitor Center is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Visitor Center has exhibits, an informational video on Carlyle Lake, gift shop and brochures.
Life jackets are available at the Carlyle Lake Visitor Center through the Life Jacket Loan Program. For a $5 deposit, a life jacket can be borrowed for the day. When the life jacket is returned in good condition, the deposit will be refunded.
For more information contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 594-2484 or e-mail at [email protected]
 

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