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Panorama of Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake is a 25,000 acres reservoir largely located in Clinton County, Illinois, with smaller portions of the lake within Bond and Fayette counties. It is the largest man-made lake in Illinois, and the largest lake wholly contained within the state.

What Carlyle Lake has to offer you?

Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Known to sailors, it is one of the best and most challenging for sailboats. There is also boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, sand beaches, and camping areas. Hotels, cabins and golf courses make the area a true outdoor lover’s playground.

If you like photography this place is definitely for you. Amazing views and sunrises and sunsets that will blow your mind.

The best way to capture all of this lake’s beauty is surely from the air. Gateway Skydiving Center located at: 1374 Sky Lane, Greenville, IL 62246 is the best place where you can experience both skydiving and joy of looking at beautiful Carlyle lake’s panorama.

We have an amazing team ready to offer you once in a lifetime skydiving experience. You will love it, just like all of our customers did. Read their stories HERE.

What Gateway Skydiving Center can offer you?

At Gateway Skydiving Center our mission is to create a fun and friendly environment for our first time and experienced jumpers alike, while putting safety first. We love to make future skydivers.

We know that your first jump can be intimidating, we understand, we all started with skydive number one just like you! Our staff is very passionate and knowledgeable about what they do and will make sure that you have an unforgettable experience. We are a family friendly drop zone where everyone is welcome, regardless of who you are or where you come from.

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At Gateway Skydiving Center we jump from up to 10,500 feet, above Carlyle Lake.

We have the best skydiving instructors in the St. Louis area that regularly compete at US and world skydiving competitions. Our core values are to teach and help others grow with each skydive and to pass down skills to help make confident and safe skydivers and instructors for the world. 

Almost all of our skydiving instructors started their skydiving careers at Gateway Skydiving Center and share the same love and passion for this great sport. We are NOT A “TANDEM ONLY” SKYDIVING CENTER!

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Freefall at 120 MPH is something that cannot be described and you have to experience it for yourself. It is a must at least once in a lifetime. All you need to do is arch, smile and have fun.


Canopy flight is about 5 to 7 minutes long. Some people say this part is even better than freefall. You will go from fast, loud, extreme freefall speeds to peaceful, euphoric, sensational canopy glide. Skydiving has it all. Canopy flight will give you the best view of Carlyle Lake and it’s surrounding.

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What you can expect by visiting Carlyle Lake

This place is very family and friends oriented. Nice place to go to have some fun in the summer.


The best place, 1hour away from St Louis

Dheeraj G

Always great views

Heather Cluck

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