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Registration Open For 3rd Annual 'Head for the Hills' Patoka Lake Triathlon


Date: 2/25/2015 12:01:00 AM

(PATOKA) - Registration is now open for the 'Head for the Hills' Patoka Lake Triathlon taking place at Patoka Lake beach on Saturday, August 22 at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka's non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk

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Patoka Lake: Main Trail Topo Map

Date: 2/24/2015 12:47:20 PM

Get Patoka Lake: Main Trail Topo maps on One of Indiana's best hikes, Patoka Lake: Main Trail is located near French Lick , IN. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map

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Boil Advisory in Part of Oakland City

Tristate Homepage

Date: 2/2/2015 2:20:00 PM

Boil Advisory issued for some in the Oakland City area. Due to a Patoka Lake water break, PGW customers living south of Highway 64 in Oakland City are advised to boil water for 5 minutes before cooking or drinking. Boil Advisory issued for some in the

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Paoli pulls past Valley, 61-47

Bedford Times-Mail

Date: 1/23/2015 11:17:00 PM

FRENCH LICK — It wasn’t as pretty as the works of art in the lobbies of the area’s two majestic hotels, but it was enough to keep Paoli perfect in Patoka Lake Athletic Confrence play as the Rams steadily pulled away from Springs Valley, 61-47

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Find Indiana Hotels

Travel Weekly

Date: 1/9/2015 7:34:00 AM

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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