Beaver Dam Loop

EASY 12 reviews
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Beaver Dam Loop is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carlinville, IL that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles 45 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly






nature trips

trail running







Two main trails with side trails and shortcuts. One trail takes you around the lake and the other through and around the bottom marsh area.

3 hours ago

Good easy trail.

2 months ago

Nice, mostly shady trail, through the woods around the lake.

3 months ago

There is another half to the trail that takes you up through tent camping and trailer camping areas and winds down through wilderness areas. Lots of creeks to go over and tracks to see. Great for teaching kids coyote, raccoon and deer tracks. Total distance just over 3 miles. Will upload map next time.

5 months ago

Will be back. Close to home and very pretty! Lots of ticks on the dogs though!!!

sea kayaking
8 months ago

Beaver damn is about 30 minutes from my where I live so I go there often to kayak and trout fish. They stock the lake with trout in the fall but have also caught bass and catfish as well. There is a hiking trail around the lake but it is not very long. Only takes about 20-30 minutes to walk. Overall great place near the great town of carlinville

fly fishing
11 months ago

I frequently take my kayak out to this lake in the summer to either paddle around or fish for catfish, bass, and bluegill. In the fall they release the trout into the lake which is always a great attraction. The hiking trail that goes around the lake is nice

11 months ago

very nice easy trail.

1 year ago

A very nice trail. Easy to walk.

1 year ago

Watch out for snakes!!

2 years ago

3 years ago

Easy, quiet hike.

4 years ago

Very nice park located not too far from St. Louis in Central Illinois. Trails and facilities are very well maintained.