Patoka Lake

INDIANA


Lake Level
533.40 FEET
12/13/2017
Full Pool: 536.0
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Recreational Property at Weiss Lake

Roger Griffeth

Date: 12/10/2017

Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property"

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Paoli punishes Orleans

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 12/7/2017 8:00:00 PM

ORLEANS - Paoli started its quest for the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference title with a convincing 67-29 win over Orleans during girls high school basketball action on Thursday night. Jackie Rice scored 19 points and Bela Brewster added 10 for the Rams

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Girls Basketball: Paoli punishes Orleans

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 12/7/2017 6:42:00 PM

ORLEANS — Paoli started its quest for the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference title with a convincing 67-29 win over Orleans during girls high school basketball action on Thursday night. Jackie Rice scored 19 points and Bela Brewster added 10 for the Rams

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Girls Basketball: Rolling Rams rout Eagles, 70-33

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 12/6/2017 5:11:00 AM

Gracie Adams and Danielle Haire both had 11 points for Lanesville (2-9). Paoli has won six straight and heads to Orleans (2-6) Thursday night for its first Patoka Lake Athletic Conference game of the season

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KENNY BAYLESS: 14-year-old osprey still making its home in Indiana

Tribune-Star

Date: 12/2/2017 9:35:00 PM

A 14-year-old osprey is nesting successfully at Patoka Lake. Wildlife photographer Stuart Forsythe photographed the osprey at Patoka Lake on July 5. The bird was on a DNR-constructed nesting platform near Jackson Creek. Forsythe’s image included the

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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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