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Dam West Recreation Area COE, Carlyle, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Friendly hosts. Sites had good space between. Sites had good drainage and level, most appeared big rig friendly. Some extra long sites available. The bathhouses all appeared to be easy walking distance. Visited one and it was clean and air conditioned, but shower could have used a curtain to separate water spray from clothes and towel. On site laundry. Level park roads good for bicycling and park may be subject to flooding (call ahead) as it is on a large lake. A marina is on the park, and has a boat launch (day fee). We camped at Dam West Recreation Area COE in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site 85
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

On site and nearby attractions include small town with the following -Bicycle trails, historical sites, dam for lake, cemeteries to explore, food and shopping nearby (less than 5 miles), staffed visitor center with tourist info.. Marina with rentals and boat launch on site. Lake shore and river fishing. City park and public swimming are connected by bicycle trail.