Lake Charleston is a good lake with one exception, it needs a double boat launch and more parking due to weekend traffic on the lake. Says Rick Ward
Bring the little ones on several amusing rides at nearby Rockome Gardens. After a long day outdoors McGrady Inn is a magnificent spot to spend a night or two. A lake nearby is Twelve Oaks Lake. If you need a spot to stay Days Inn Charleston is a fine choice, and since you're here you will meet lots of people
from nearby Charleston-Mattoon. This lake is so wonderful. Camping at Spring Haven Campground is always a good experience; a quick journey to Kickapoo Creek is unquestionably a good idea.