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Skydiving Over Carlyle Lake

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Gateway Skydiving Center is located in Greenville, IL near beautiful Carlyle Lake. We provide the safest, most beautiful and thrilling skydiving experience you will get in this part of the USA.

Who we are?

Gateway Skydiving Center with it’s reputation for the best skydiving center in Illinois and beyond located at: 1374 Sky Lane, Greenville, IL 62246 near Carlyle Lake has a tradition of over 50 years in skydiving. Our mission is to create a fun and friendly environment for our first time and experienced jumpers alike while putting safety first.

Skydiving Over Carlyle Lake

Over 11.000 jumps and over 500 positive google reviews are proof of our work. Also on top of that, we have the lowest prices of skydiving in the area.

Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake is a 25,000 acres (101.2 km2reservoir 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.

Skydiving Over Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake has five developed campgrounds with more than 300 campsites. The lake also has five beaches, numerous boat ramps, and access areas for outdoor recreational enthusiasts to enjoy.

Carlyle Lake is a multi purpose lake that was built for the primary purpose of flood risk management. The lake also supports commercial navigation, water supply, water quality, fish and wildlife conservation, and recreational swimming.

What scenery to expect

Once the gear is on and we go over the procedures, we are ready for takeoff! Plane ride up takes about 20 minutes. Try to relax and enjoy the view. At this point we will go over exit, freefall and landing procedures one more time.

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View from the airplane is the special experience, you can see the whole area from the above.

Skydiving Over Carlyle Lake

Specially when skydiving in sunset/sunrise. You are then presented with the amazing colors of the land that spread over the lake creating an art. And that scenery you will be able to remember your whole life.

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What other people think about us?

Quinlan Draper wrote:

Incredible experience! After researching places, drove all the way from Chicago to dive with Gateway. Gateway skydiving made it easy to schedule, ask questions, get there, and dive. My family came and watched, making it an exciting and enjoyable experience for everyone. Great consideration for our health and safety. Bonus was my instructor was hilarious. Love having the video and pics to look back too.

Tammy L :

If you’re considering skydiving, Gateway Skydiving Center, is the place to go. Top notch, start to finish. Great atmosphere. Super friendly, easy-going crew with an obvious passion for the sport. Shout out to the pilot, Lani, for one of the smoothest flights I’ve ever experienced. Arnel, thanks for an awesome jump! We will be back!!

Jackie H:

I cannot thank this crew enough for the awesome first-time experience. And I went from not even realizing that you could jump locally, to thinking I was just going to see people jump, to being offered and going in less than a 2-hour window, and it was a bit of a whirlwind for me. I don’t think I ever actually said “thank you” and wanted to be sure you all heard it! I sincerely appreciate how welcoming, kind, and knowledgeable Clayton (my dive buddy) and the entire team were to work with.

Now that it’s sunk in, I’ll absolutely be back. I think next time I’ll bring a few friends, and we’ll book ahead this time too!


Dakota Stone:

I just completed my first skydive with these guys and it was totally worth it!! They were super nice and I was kept relaxed and informed in a professional manner of what would happen and what was going on the whole time. This was a thrill I’ll never forget. I’ll definitely be returning shortly with friends!! Whether this is your first time jumping or your 100th time, it’s definitely a place to check out and have some solid fun that you’ll never forget! Keep calm and skydive💯

Doug Schnurbusch:

Awesome Experience. Had a friend that had done it before and we always talked about doing it so finally made it happen and couldn’t have gone any better. Can’t wait to do it again!