The Carlyle West Access Marina Advantages


Carlyle West Access Marina is a "Year Round" Marina

Carlyle West Access Marina (CWAM), LLC, a year round full service facility for any boat, is located at the southwest end of Carlyle Lake.  CWAM is designed for your family’s enjoyment with safe, clean facilities that comply with US Army Corp of Engineers regulations, while satisfying boater's needs.  CWAM is ideally situated for a variety of water sports from sailing to fishing. Or, if you choose, you and your family can just lounge at the beach or at your favorite camping area.  CWAM is located between Dam West campground and the Visitor’s Center and near an 18 hole PGA golf course on the north edge of Carlyle. You can walk or bike to the local business district, historic sites, swimming pool, tennis courts and nature trails.

Lake Levels: US Army Corps of Engineers (Rivers & Lake Levels) & Carlyle Lake Levels

Carlyle Area Weather


250 Slip "Full Service" Marina

• Variety of rental slip options
• Summer and Fall deals
• Wireless internet
• We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex
• Shore storage with the ability to launch your boat at the public ramp without dropping your mast
• Pontoon, bike & kayak rentals available thru Dam West Pontoon Rentals (618.322.2319)
• Water and electricity at dock slips
• Courtesy carts available
• Pump out service available
• We monitor VHF channel 16
• Normal VHF conversation is on channel 68 


The Marina Office & Store

• Ice, propane, gas, drinks, snacks, boat supplies and cleaning supplies are available.
• Service work available
The Galley clubhouse has a full kitchen, dining and sitting areas, with clean restrooms & showers for year round enjoyment.  Outdoor BBQ grills, picnic tables and lounge chair available seasonally. The Galley is available for all dock and shore storage customers.
• Home of the CARLYLE YACHT CLUB,   a United States Sailing Association Member established in 1974


We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 hour cruise on our tritoon! Very nice folks working that were very helpful throughout the process. Marina is well kept and very clean. The store has all you'd need for the trip. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday celebration! Thank you!!

Terri K.

Amazing experience with amazing people! A group of 7 of us rented a tritoon boat for a full day, and it couldn’t have been better. The staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and awesome to work with, and the boat was clean, spacious and perfect! Beautiful lake for a summer day. We were planning our next trip before we even got off the boat. Can’t wait to come back!

Ashley K.

We rent boats 6-7 times a year at various lakes and Dam Wat Pontoon Rental is by far our favorite place to go. We would not dream of going anywhere else at Carlyle. Their boats are beautiful, clean and well-maintained. There are several options of pontoons and tritoons. The family that runs the marina are very professional, at the same time personable, and it is obvious that they take pride in the condition of their rental boats and entire property. The gas and store prices seem reasonable. If you are even considering boating on Carlyle lake, take a few minutes to prepare yourself by taking the online safety class and printing the certificate. I believe it is required by law. This will get you on the water a lot faster.

Jen W.