Carlyle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

Forests/Natural Areas in Carlyle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area (IL)

Eastside Management Area

The 2,500-acre area located on the east side of the Kaskaskia River provides opportunities for waterfowl, upland and forest game hunters. The area is blessed with numerous natural wetlands and a large tract of timber. Additionally, several fields are planted to wildlife food plants. Fields are also planted to ...

Flooded Dead Timber Area

Creek channels, islands and standing dead timber scattered throughout the water area provide numerous opportunities for hunting. Directions 60 miles east of St. Louis, near ...

Open Water Area

Open water south and north of the B&N Railroad provides opportunities for scenic boating, birdwatching and hunting. The area provides resting and roosting space, which encourages a greater waterfowl population. Access to both the Flooded Dead Timber Area and Open Water Area is by way of Boulder, Cox's Bridge, ...

Westside Management Area

A network of levees separates the 3,500-acre bottomland area into several smaller and more manageable compartments. Habitat management consists of planting crops such as corn, milo, millet and winter wheat, and promoting the growth of natural wetland vegetation (moist soil management). The manipulation of water levels plays an important part ...