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Eldon Hazlet State Park

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Known as a park for campers and boaters, this park is on the southwest shore of Carlyle Lake, the largest man-made lake in Illinois. The reservoir's strong wind conditions and its expanse of water-18 miles long by 5 miles wide-make it a perfect sailing lake. Controlled pheasant hunting is also available in season.

Location: 20100 Hazlet Park Rd., Carlyle Illinois 62231 Telephone 618-594-3015

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Plainview) Beaver Dam State Park
(Carlyle) Eldon Hazlet State Park
(Cairo) Fort Defiance State Park
(East St. Louis) Frank Holten State Park
(Granite City) Horseshoe Lake State Park
(Baldwin) Kaskaskia River State Park

12/09 Coming to The Carlyle area
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.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.