Explore Clinton County, Illinois
Family-Friendly Heartland Recreation!
Clinton County is a great family friendly recreation destination! Home of Carlyle Lake, Clinton County is about one hour from the Metro East and St. Louis! This makes the region a great choice for day trips or weekend adventures! Carlyle Lake offers water sports, golf, camping, dining, hiking, swimming and picnicking! Beyond Carlyle Lake there are wineries, golf courses, museums, restaurants, antiques, and plenty of down home-style events that are fun for adult singles, couples, groups or a family to enjoy!
Access to Clinton County is easy. Interstate 70 is to the north and Interstate 64 is on the south. Take old US 50 through Aviston, Trenton, Breese, Beckemeyer and Carlyle for the country tour. US 50 fast tracks you to from Lebanon to Carlyle, IL. Alternative routes to the heart of Clinton County include State Routes 127, 160, 161 and even 177! So many ways to get to Clinton County, even the drive is fun!
Carlyle Lake is the recreation jewel of Clinton County and the State of Illinois! Illinois’ largest man-made lake is a fun, all season recreation resource.
There are a lot of ways to have fun in Clinton County! Our mission here is to share it all!