Cedar Lake Accessible Boat Launch

Description: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources awarded the City of Carbondale a $120,000 grant through the Boat Access Area Development Program. Carbondale was one of only five communities in Illinois to receive the funding for boat access projects. The funding will be used to construct an accessible floating dock at the existing Cedar Lake boat launch, install a floating dock for canoe and kayak use, install new restroom facilities, and build a picnic pavilion.

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2022

Estimated Completion Date: Spring 2023

Location: Cedar Lake Poplar Camp Beach

Estimated Project Cost: $147,000

Funding Source: $120,000 funded through IDNR's Boat Access Area Development Program, $27,000 in in-kind construction, demolition, and labor by City of Carbondale personnel.

Contractor: TBD

Project Impact: We expect minimal interruptions to the boat launch during this project. During the upgrade, one ramp will always be available for use. All other on-site facilities will be unaffected.

Project Updates:

8/31/2022 - The project is out to bid.