About Patoka Lake and the Local Area

Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in Indiana and covers 8,800 acres of water surface. After the lake was created by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources in the 1970's, 16,920 acres of parks and nature preserves were developed around the lake for your hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, archery, cross country skiing, and nature enjoyment.

If you love the water, there’s boating, kayaking, swimming, water skiing, tubing, and jet skiing or just walking the shoreline and enjoy Patoka Lake’s unequaled beauty. After all, we’re just 1 minute from door to shore and 2 minutes to the South Lick Fork boat ramp on State Road 164.

Of course for the sports enthusiast the area offers fishing with several tournaments in the spring and fall, hunting, golfing, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, and a variety of wildlife to observe with Newton-Steward Recreation Area just 3 miles away.

Let’s not forget nearby attractions like Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, miniature golf, go-carting, the casino, the winery and vineyards, antiquing, shopping and on those very hot days try exploring our nearby caves.

During the winter months you might enjoy snow skiing, snowboarding, or sledding at Paoli Peaks, and if the weather’s right, ice fishing.

End your day gazing into a camp fire or just rocking on the front porch and watching the fireflies. Patoka's Overlook Cabin truly is: A Couple's Retreat ~ A Family's Escape ~ A Fisherman's Dream.

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