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Carlyle Lake SFWA

As a major stopping point for migrating ducks and geese, 8,500-acre Carlyle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area offers excellent public waterfowl hunting opportunities. The facility is located in southwestern Illinois in southwestern Fayette County on the northern reaches of the lake about 50 miles due east of St Louis and 10 miles southwest of Vandalia.

Location: PO Box 233, RR 1, Vandalia Illinois 62471 Telephone 618-425-3533

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
Carlyle Lake SFWA
Coffeen Lake SFWA
Newton Lake SFWA
Stillwater Farm

02/18 Coming to The Vandalia area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Clay City Pottery Festival Clay City IN June8-9 The activities are centered around the pottery that is over 126 years old and still operated by the fourth generation of the founders of the pottery. Other events of interest are a craft show and sale, flea market, antique cars and farm equipment, area yard sales, and the annual quilt show organized by the Clay City Calico Quilters. There are also many food stands all around town.