Patoka Lake

INDIANA


Lake Level
535.25 FEET
6/1/2020
Full Pool: 536.0
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Ski & Snowboard forecast near Patoka Lake, IN

The Weather Channel

Date: 5/28/2020 9:10:00 AM

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Indiana High School Girls Golf

MaxPreps

Date: 5/16/2020 5:00:00 PM

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Kids’ Fishing Derby At Patoka Lake Still Set For June 6

WBIW

Date: 5/14/2020 3:28:00 AM

Grab your friends, family, fishing pole, tackle and bait, and head over to Patoka Lake on Saturday, June 6th from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. Park at Osborn Ramp, off

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Full Moon 5K At Patoka Lake Scheduled For June 5

WBIW

Date: 5/13/2020 12:13:00 PM

Registration is open for the Full Moon 5K taking place at Patoka Lake beach on Friday, June 5 at 9:15 p.m. Race 3.1 miles through the woods on roadways, and a well-maintained gravel and grass lane and

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Daily Summaries Station Details

NOAA

Date: 4/21/2020 5:00:00 PM

View Station Data is a web based interface which allows easy access to NCDC's station databases. Data coverage is stored based on observations over a specific period of time whether annually, monthly

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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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