The trail runs from the Carlyle Lake Visitor’s Center (Trailhead) east for 10 miles across the Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia River Dam and the saddle dams. The surface is black top and concrete with some crushed rock surface on the eastern end.
Year-round facility on the southwest end of Carlyle Lake; safe, clean facilities, ideally situated for water sports, sailing, fishing and lounging.
Pontoon rental available from Dam West Pontoon Rentals (618) 332-2319.
The building will accommodate wedding parties, meetings and other events. Reserve the entire building or one side depending on your needs. Catering is available and the Mariner’s Village Hotel is across the parking lot with a view of Carlyle Lake.