Patoka Lake

INDIANA


Lake Level
540.63 FEET
8/14/2018
Full Pool: 536.0
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Patoka Lake Shore Cleanup On Saturday, August 25th

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Date: 8/10/2018 4:03:00 AM

(PATOKA) - Fun in the sun at Patoka leaves a lot more behind than just summer memories. It results in trash and debris buildup along the lakeshore. We need your help to restore the lake to its pristin

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Walk Indiana State Parks, Volksmarch set at Patoka Lake on Saturday

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Date: 8/9/2018 9:53:00 AM

(PATOKA) - The public is invited to join the Indiana Volkssport Association during their 2018 Volksmarch Series event taking place at Patoka Lake on Saturday, August 11. Walk the trails at the Patoka

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Walk Indiana State Parks, Volksmarch set at Patoka Lake Saturday

WBIW

Date: 8/7/2018 7:07:00 AM

(PATOKA) - The public is invited to join the Indiana Volkssport Association during their 2018 Volksmarch Series event taking place at Patoka Lake on Saturday, August 11. Walk the trails at the Patoka

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Patoka Lake Shore Cleanup On Saturday, August 25

WBIW

Date: 8/2/2018 4:12:00 AM

(PATOKA) - Fun in the sun at Patoka leaves a lot more behind than just summer memories. It results in trash and debris buildup along the lakeshore. Park officials need your help to restore the lake to

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Patoka Full Moon 5K Will Affect Property Traffic For Short Time During Event

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Date: 7/27/2018 4:44:00 AM

(PATOKA) - On Friday, July 27, 2018 night motorists may experience a slight delay if traveling into the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area at Patoka Lake. From 9:30 p.m. until approximately 11 p.m

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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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