Patoka Lake

INDIANA


Lake Level
539.42 FEET
7/1/2016
Full Pool: 536.0
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Calendar for June 30

Evansville Courier and Press

Date: 6/30/2016 1:12:00 AM

Thunder over Patoka: fireworks display, 9 p.m. at Patoka Lake, Birdseye. Call 812-685-2447 or visit patokalakeindiana.com. Fireworks: dusk, Downtown Riverfront, Evansville. July Fourth Celebration: Downtown Riverfront, Henderson, Kentucky. The Henderson

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Martinkovic Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Patoka Lake

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 6/27/2016 5:24:00 PM

Bass fishing tips, tricks, and tactics. Includes articles, videos, news, and forums for beginning to advanced anglers. The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide BIRDSEYE, Ind. (June 27, 2016) – Chris Martinkovic

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Ten Reasons why French Lick, Indiana is a bucket-list golf destination

golfadvisor.com

Date: 6/21/2016 5:27:00 AM

For example, there are zip lines and horseback riding at Wilstem Ranch, Patoka Lake (where you can take fall foliage cruises), the French Lick Scenic Railway and the French Lick West Baden Museum. Wilstem Ranch also offers something else very unique -- an

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Ten reasons why French Lick, Indiana is a bucket-list golf destination

golfadvisor.com

Date: 6/21/2016 1:00:00 AM

For example, there are zip lines and horseback riding at Wilstem Ranch, Patoka Lake (where you can take fall foliage cruises), the French Lick Scenic Railway and the French Lick West Baden Museum. Wilstem Ranch also offers something else very unique -- an

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Find Indiana Hotels

Travel Weekly

Date: 6/20/2016 6:23:00 PM

and the addition of gambling casinos promises to restore earlier elegance. The Patoka Lake area in Orange has hundreds of cabins available to rent, including some that float

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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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