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Patoka Lake named best guys getaway


Date: 6/15/2018 8:28:00 AM

Patoka Lake has been named the best spot in Indiana for guys to get away and fish, according to Electric Consumer magazine. The readers of the magazine voted Patoka Lake as their favorite fishing spot. Patoka Lake is an 8,800-acre lake located in Dubois

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Patoka Lake Named "Best Guys Getaway" In Indiana


Date: 6/14/2018 7:22:00 AM

(PATOKA LAKE) - Patoka Lake is the best spot in Indiana for guys to get away and fish, according to the readers of Electric Consumer magazine. Electric Consumer readers voted the 8,800-acre lake in Dubois, Crawford and Orange counties as their favorite

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12th Annual Thunder Over Patoka Saturday, June 30

Dubois County Free Press

Date: 6/13/2018 7:58:00 AM

Enjoy a fireworks display at Patoka Lake Beach on Saturday, June 30. Fireworks will start at dark. Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments, and bug spray. Already camping at Patoka this weekend? Then there is no need to drive

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Jasper native wins fishing tourney

Dubois County Herald

Date: 6/12/2018 7:11:00 AM

JASPER — Nick Uebelhor of Jasper won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Tournament at Patoka Lake on Saturday by catching four bass for a total of 16 pounds and 4 ounces. Uebelhor used a variety of lures during the tournament

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Sponsors Needed For The Full Moon 5K At Patoka Lake On July 27


Date: 6/11/2018 4:40:00 AM

(PATOKA) - Patoka Lake is seeking sponsorship opportunities for the Full Moon 5K taking place on Friday, July 27 at 9:30 p.m. starting at the beach. This event will bring in visitors from all over the state as well as surrounding states. Event organizers

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• Surface Area: 8,880 Acres
Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. state of Indiana (after Lake Monroe) and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana.
Created as a joint effort between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the lake is one of eight such reservoirs built in the state to provide a secure water supply and as a method of flood control. The lake covers 8,800 surface acres (36 km²) of water in the summer.
The lake was created by damming the Patoka River about 118.3 miles (190 km) above its mouth with the Patoka Lake Dam, a 145-feet-high rockfill earthen dam. The lake is fed by several smaller tributaries including Allen Creek, Paint Creek, and Ritter Creek. After the lake was created several parks and nature preserves were established around it totaling 16,920 acres (68.5 km2). The lake and dam is still managed by a cooperative management team of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Patoka Lake is a great place for photography, as it is inhabited by migrating birds, a large variety of fish and beautiful lake shores. The lake has been heavily stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish, redear, crappie, and walleye. Once a year the Lake Association hosts GarDaze, an event bringing in avid fisherman from around the world, including fishing celebrities like Babe Winkleman and Bill Dance. Other facilities include an archery range, boat ramps, a cross-country skiing course, fishing areas (including ice fishing), a disc golf course, trails for hiking and bicycling, hunting areas, interpretive and recreational programs, star parties, picnic shelters, swimming areas, and waterskiing zones. The lake also hosts a large campground with over 500 camping sites.
Patoka Lake has been very beneficial to the surrounding community and the State of Indiana.
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