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Patoka Lake

United States


Brochure InfoWith 26,000 acres of land and water, Patoka Lake is a fine example of lake ecology. An 8,800-acre lake provides habitat for freshwater jellyfish and bald eagle nesting sites. River otters and osprey were reintroduced at Patoka by the DNR. The property also was home to the DNR's resident, non-releasable bald eagle, C52. This raptor lived at Patoka Lake from 1988 until he died in 2009, at age 21. The property's Interpretive Services staff presents programs and special events featuring the reconstructed Moery Cabin, a non-releasable red-tailed hawk, and other natural and cultural history features of the area. Programs on kayaking, Dutch oven cooking and other outdoor skills are also offered. The lake is located just south of the historic towns of French Lick and West Baden, and just east of historic Jasper.Key Info70 MILES NE OF EVANSVILLE, IN. 60 MILES NW OF LOUISVILLE, KYImportant Information for Daily EntranceDirectionFROM THE NORTH: STATE ROAD 37 SOUTH TO PAOLI, FROM PAOLI TAKE STATE ROAD 150/56 WEST TO WEST BADEN SPRINGS AND FRENCH LICK, FROM FRENCH LICK GO SOUTH ON STATE ROAD 145 TO STATE ROAD 164. WEST ON STATE ROAD 164 ONE MILE TO DILLARD ROAD AND TURN NORTH. FROM THE SOUTH, EAST AND WEST USE INTERSTATE 64, GO TO EXIT 79, TAKE STATE ROAD 37 NORTH TO STATE ROAD 64 TO STATE ROAD 145, THEN TO STATE ROAD 164.Booking Window Product InfoFee Cancellation DescIndiana DNR Reservation Policies

Campgrounds inside Patoka Lake

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