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reservoir consisting of over 26,000 acres of land and water. The lake in and of itself is almost 9,000
Built by the Army Corp of Engineers Patoka Lake for flood control in the late 1970’s it became open up to
the public in 1980. The lake is fed by several smaller water sources
including Allen Creek, Paint Creek, and Ritter Creek.
Although the lake is not ran by the Indiana Department of
Natural Resources, they still have an office right outside lake and patrol the
area to ensure a quality experience.
With yearly visits hitting 650,000 visitors the secret is out that
Patoka Lake is a great place to spend some time with your family.
Camping At Patoka Lake
Camping at Patoka Lake is seriously a place for anyone who is looking to camp. Whether it is cabins,
R.V’s, tents, lodges, bed and breakfast’s there is definitely a place for every taste. All in all there are over 500
campsites on the property. (455 electric and 45 primitive).
Here is a list of activities available at Patoka Lake:
- Guide Trips
- Horseback Riding
- Boat Rentals
- Pontoon Rentals
- Flea Markets
- Water Skiing
Fishing at Patoka Lake
Patoka lake is one of the best lakes in the state for
fishing. Being the second largest lake in the state, the fish have a vast area for growth. With one of the best bass fishing populations in the state, nearly every Indiana game fish is available; bluegill, bass, crappie,
catfish, walleye and carp.
Fishing at Patoka Lake is easy! Tons of places to fish, 10 boat launch ramps and
a couple piers will offer you all that the lake has to offer. If you don’t have a boat, the marina has party
boats, pontoons and fishing boat rentals.
Hiking At Patoka Lake
There are four trails at the lake that range from 30 minute
guided trips from the interpretive center to 5 hours hikes on the main trail
that is a more moderate trail for more advanced hikers and backpackers.
Garden Rock Loop Trail 45 Minutes-Moderate
Wildlife Management Demonstration Trail (2 miles) MODERATE
(6.5 miles) RUGGED