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Cast Iron Cook Off

Evansville Courier and Press

Date: 10/22/2014 1:08:00 AM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Last weekend at Patoka Lake's modern campground, the air was brisk and breezy and you could smell the wood and charcoal smoke a quarter mile downwind from the site. All 450 campsites were full, with more than 2,000 campers enjoying

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Indiana DNR

Examiner

Date: 10/21/2014 10:14:00 AM

Over the October 18-19 weekend, several state parks celebrated fall festivities. At Patoka Lake (link), campers were treated to tricks and crafts.DNR staff helped the kids tie dye shirts, handkerchiefs and shirts. Food fanciers competed in a chili

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Dutch Oven Competition At Patoka Saturday

WBIW

Date: 10/17/2014 12:14:00 AM

Winners will be announced in the cooking area at 4:30 p.m. in the Patoka Lake Modern Campgrounds. For more information regarding the rules of this competition or Patoka's special event, people can call 812-685-2447

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Daniel, Flack Win 2015 Alabama Bass Trail Championship

Wired 2 Fish

Date: 10/14/2014 8:03:00 PM

Amongst those were the team of Craig Daniel and Jackie Flack, tournament veterans who had proved their mettle over the years all over; but especially on Lewis Smith Lake, the venue for the inaugural Alabama Bass Trail Championship. Saturday, the pair of

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Grassland birds, waterfowl, professional anglers and more: Outdoor Insider

Penn Live

Date: 10/14/2014 6:12:00 AM

After postponing the 2014 PAA opener originally slated for Sept. 25-27 on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tenn., the Board of Directors has also cancelled the remaining two PAA events for 2014. Starting with a single event on Choke Canyon, Tex., in 2008

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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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