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Posted on: May 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Poplar Camp Beach at Cedar Lake Opens Friday

Poplar Camp Beach Opens Friday! (1)


CARBONDALE – Pack the beach bag - it’s that time of year! The City of Carbondale is opening Poplar Camp Beach at Cedar Lake this Friday, May 28, for the 2021 season.  

Memorial Day Weekend
Beach Schedule
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

During the 2021 season, the Poplar Camp Beach will be open Wednesday - Sunday through Labor Day weekend. On weekdays, the beach will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. On weekends and holidays, the beach will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Due to lifeguard staffing issues, the City of Carbondale will close the beach on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

If you are a certified lifeguard, please consider applying with the City of Carbondale. We are seeking six (6) part-time lifeguards to supervise swimmers at Cedar Lake. For more information or to apply, click here. 

We are excited to share that this year the concession stand will accept payments by credit or debit card. We look forward to seeing you at the beach! 

Beachgoers are kindly asked to maintain social distance where possible. 

For more information, contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939.

 “Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”


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