Patoka Lake


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Patoka Lake


Location:On the Patoka River in southern Indiana; accessible via State Roads 164, 145, and 56.
Facilities:455 campsites with electricity, flush toilets, showers, asphalt pads, camp store, and fish cleaning station, 45 primitive campsites, picnic areas with shelters and toilet facilities (some sites @di), swimming beach, bathhouse with showers and modern restrooms, food concessions, 2 marinas, 9 boat ramps, boat rentals, hiking, biking, and fitness trails, archery range, disc golf course.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, boating, water-skiing, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, hunting, interpretive and recreational programs.
Special Features:Lake area encompasses Jackson, Lick Fork, Little Patoka, Newton-Stewart, Painter Creek, South Lick Fork, and Walls Lake state recreation areas.
Address:3084 N Dillard Rd
Birdseye, IN 47513

Phone:812-685-2464
Web: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/properties/res_patoka.html
Size: 25,800 acres land; 8,800 acres water.

See other parks in Indiana.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The 1993 riverboat gaming law as originally enacted required five riverboat casinos to operate on Lake Michigan, five to operate on the Ohio River, and one to operate on Patoka Lake in southern Indiana.
* The eastern part of Dubois County, including the Patoka Lake area
It's targeting a different niche for the younger crowd and families, which already has headway with Paoli Peaks and Patoka Lake. With this new hotel, and others m the talking stages, Denbo expects more than 300 new rooms in the area by 2009.
The counties include the Interstate 64 through Spencer and Perry counties, Tell City and the eastern part of Dubois County, including the Patoka Lake area.
Denbo expects the resort to attract more than a million visitors each year from across the Midwest and expects many of them will discover the region's other attractions, such as Patoka Lake and the Paoli Peaks ski resort.
Several large public land holdings include the Patoka River unit of the Hoosier National Forest, Patoka Lake and the U.S.
To the west of cave country is Patoka Lake, which lies in Dubois, Crawford and Orange counties of southern Indiana and has been dubbed "The Jewel of the Heartland." Indiana's second-largest reservoir, Patoka Lake is an 8,800-acre water playground providing endless fun in the sun, including swimming, boating, water-skiing and lounging on the beach.
William Crawford, also is home to abundant natural attractions--parts of the Hoosier National Forest, Patoka Lake Recreation Area and Harrison-Crawford State Forest, as well as Marengo and Wyandotte caves and the Blue River, a favorite canoeing spot.
The county's first try for a gaming license in 1993 hinged on a casino on Patoka Lake. Those cards were folded when the Army Corps of Engineers, who controls the lake, said no.
Home to the Hoosier National Forest, part of Patoka Lake and Marengo and Wyandotte caves, Crawford County draws its share of visitors.