Five minutes south of Carbondale is the city reservoir, Cedar Lake, a 1,750-acre reservoir in Southern Illinois created by the damming of Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Big Muddy River in 1974. The lake is located in Jackson County, southwest of Carbondale, and accessible from U.S. Highway 51. The lake was constructed to supply tap water to the residents of Carbondale. Cedar Lake is also open to kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.
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The League of American Bicyclists honored the City of Carbondale's efforts to build better places for people to bike with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFC) award. The City of Carbondale has proudly been designated a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM since 2016.