McNair Group Area has a reservable group shelter on the southern shore of Carlyle Lake, a prime getaway for city-dwellers and families. Located 50 miles east of St. Louis, the area offers the peaceful retreat of a small town combined with the grandeur of Illinois’ largest man-made lake.
The facility also provides a swimming beach, bathhouses, and laundry facilities. McNair has a nature trail and a multi-use trail and is connected to the Dam East facilities.
Created in 1967, the 26,000-acre lake is recognized as one of the nation’s top ten inland sailing lakes and hosts several annual races and regattas. Carlyle Lake is home to an array of wildlife that can be seen throughout the year. Its waters and shores are a resting spot for migratory waterfowl and other birds. There are six established Watchable Wildlife Sites with viewing towers open to the public around the lake.
The sites for this rally are non-electric. The fee for this rally will be $15 per LTV ($5/night). There is a shelter with a bathroom. Shower house with laundry and dump station are located nearby at the entrance to the campground.
There is a walking/bike path across the dam to nearby Carlyle.
To reserve a site for this rally, please contact Ann Dudler ([email protected]).