Patoka Lake


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Officials Promote Upcoming Fireworks Shows in State Parks

U.S. News & World Report

Date: 6/27/2017 5:15:00 PM

Versailles State Park, Raccoon State Recreation Area, Pokagon State Park, Patoka Lake and Clifty Falls State Park will all have fireworks shows Saturday. The Fourwinds Resort and Marina at Fairfax State Recreation Area on Monroe Lake will have a fireworks

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Patoka water plans expansion, improvements

Date: 6/27/2017 8:42:00 AM

Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District is looking at adding another line under the lake to dispense more water and making improvements to the district’s facilities. Those projects are part of a long-range, 20-year plan the district board is

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Weisenburger finishes strong FLW rookie season


Date: 6/24/2017 10:44:00 PM

He finished 8th in the division opener on Patoka Lake on April 8. The remainder of the Hoosier schedule includes Patoka Lake on July 29. Ohio River out of Rocky Point on Aug. 26 and the Ohio River out of Tanner’s Creek on Sept. 9. A number of Limaland

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Calendar for June 25

Evansville Courier and Press

Date: 6/24/2017 5:06:00 PM

Also 7:30 p.m. June 30 and July 1 and 2 p.m. July 1 and 2. Patoka Lake Nature Center: 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, Birds of Prey, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., backyard of the nature center, get a close look at two non-releasable birds of prey, also Friday

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Patoka Lake Hourly Weather

The Weather Channel

Date: 6/23/2017 11:00:00 PM

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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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