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Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE

Carlyle, Illinois


801 Lake Rd
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 82
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.69572
Longitude: -89.23069

Elevation: 468' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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8 Reviews

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

There are no major downsides to this campground... some things are beyond the campground's control and are mentioned in other reviews: -- lots of gnats. -- long narrow roads to get here when coming from the north. -- some sites would be difficult to get level in with motorhome. The cleanliness of the bathrooms is great (I've seen a cleaning lady here every morning). The laundry facilities (2 washers and 2 dryers) are inexpensive at $1 each (although one dryer stopped working). There are a variety of sites (full hookups, electric & water, and electric only). The first come first serve sites are electric only. We camped at Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

We gave a 10 rating for the park BUT they get buffalo gnats all summer. Now they don't bite but there are thousands of them everywhere. The bathrooms could use some TLC. Fishing is a big deal at this park. We camped at Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Site 47 is sloped down from entrance >12" If in a motorhome you will likely need to drive in and use electric extension as well as blocks. Sites 1-8/9 are FHU. Others are Electric only. The 'bones' of the park are great. Most sites are asphalt without any damage. Sites include a fire ring/barbecue combo. This makes it almost impossible to cook and have a simultaneous campfire. Both the picnic table and the power box had an extensive live wasp nest. The camp host couple were a bit cold but otherwise helpful. We camped at Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nice marina, boat launch and large boat trailer parking at edge of camping area. Carlyle Lake is the largest in Illinois.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Corps Campground. Huge lots. ReserveAmerica showed as booked, but we were able to call ahead and check, short notice, for first-come, first-serve sites. They had two on a Saturday night! Very popular campground, park, lake and marina. Electric only! Restrooms were clean, but very cold via A/C. No arrangements to dry hands. Cell service was adequate, but slow. You have to want to come here to get here. We used it as a way-point on our leg from Alabama to Minnesota. Would definitely camp here again. We camped at Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
10
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed in various sites at Boulder. It is a campground where many people interested in fishing frequent. The sites are roomy and wooded. We enjoy this campground very much. Full service is limited to 10 sites the remaining are electric only. We camped at Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Great fishing campground. They have a sailboat harbor.

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Review Count: 396
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 53

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This is an excellent COE campground. We stayed in site #5 that is a wide, paved site that looks out onto the marina. It has full hookups and is quite spacious. The utilities all worked well, and the views are great. We had originally reserved another site, but upon arrival learned that there had been a cancellation on a full hookup site. It was a great decision! I will stay here again. We camped at Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 179
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice Corps of Engineers park but not quite as nice as others we have stayed at. The sites are electricity only and we were able to secure one with 50 amp service. There are water faucets spotted around the park to fill your tank. There is absolutely no recycling of any kind in the park; shame on you, Federal Government. We were able to get a great DirecTV signal from space 50 and our Verizon Wireless signal was adequate as well. We would stay here again. We camped at Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

This campsite is along the COE Carlyle Lake Reservoir, about 12 miles south of I-70, and about 60 miles east of St. Louis. It has both electric and full-hookup sites. I stayed in an electric site and then moved to a full hookup. Electric sites are in woods along lake, but I could not get satellite. Full-hookup sites are newer and more open with asphalt pads and grass. There is a marina and boat launch. I would easily stay here again. Price is senior rate for COE campgrounds. Electric only site was $8. We camped at Boulder Recreation Area Campground COE in a Motorhome.

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