Patoka Lake

INDIANA


Lake Level
540.96 FEET
5/3/2016
Full Pool: 536.0
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Kids walking stick workshop planned at Patoka Lake

Evansville Courier and Press

Date: 4/30/2016 4:53:00 PM

In celebration of National Kids to Parks Day, join the naturalists for a Kids' Walking Stick Workshop at Patoka Lake Nature Center May 21 at 12:30 p.m. Participants will design and decorate their own walking stick. Then at 1:30 p.m. a short guided hike

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Quick fix: Make bird suet popsicles

Greensburg Daily News

Date: 4/30/2016 4:33:00 AM

Mounds State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2977.htm) is at 4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, 46017. Archery Lessons And Fun Shoot At Patoka Lake A day of archery at Patoka Lake on May 14 will start with lessons and end with friendly competition. The event, an

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Photo: Catching color

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 4/29/2016 9:00:00 AM

The Jackets fell to the Rams, 1-0, in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference play when Paoli pitcher Ali Kerby only allowed one hit during her time on the mound

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Hunters can check-in to win

Rushville Republican

Date: 4/29/2016 8:11:00 AM

Mounds State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2977.htm) is at 4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, 46017. Archery Lessons And Fun Shoot At Patoka Lake A day of archery at Patoka Lake on May 14 will start with lessons and end with friendly competition. The event, an

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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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