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Give To Outdoor Causes In Someone's Honor For The Holidays

WBIW

Date: 12/17/2014 12:29:00 AM

William Jones home at Lincoln State Park, restoration of the Col. Richard Lieber Memorial at Turkey Run State Park, and furnishings and maintenance for the Moery Cabin at Patoka Lake, is atStateParks.IN.gov/2923.htm. Support land acquisition and other

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Indiana DNR: Give to outdoor causes in someone's honor for the holidays

Greene County Daily World

Date: 12/15/2014 9:22:00 AM

William Jones home at Lincoln State Park, restoration of the Col. Richard Lieber Memorial at Turkey Run State Park, and furnishings and maintenance for the Moery Cabin at Patoka Lake, is at StateParks.IN.gov/2923.htm. Support land acquisition and other

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Patoka Lake Visitor Center Name Change

WBIW

Date: 12/9/2014 12:05:00 AM

(PATOKA) -The Indiana Division of State Parks and Reservoirs is transitioning to be called the Division of State Parks. With this change, the Patoka Lake Visitor Center will now be named the Patoka Lake Nature Center. The location of the building, its

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Eagle Watch At Patoka Lake On Saturday, Jan. 10th

WBIW

Date: 12/9/2014 12:05:00 AM

(PATOKA LAKE) - Feel the wind of an eagle's wings while experiencing the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor & outdoor programs at Patoka Lake Nature Center on Saturday, January 10th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. E.S.T. during the 27th annual Eagle Watch

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Crappie USA Returns to Lake Talquin (FL)

Outdoors FIRST

Date: 12/8/2014 2:48:00 PM

This year's Classic event will be October 7 - 10, 2015 on Patoka Lake at Jasper, Indiana. Be sure to check out our website at: www.crappieusa.com and like our Crappie USA Tournament Trail Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on

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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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