Patoka Lake

Welcome to the second-largest reservoir in Indiana. This gorgeous lake spreads across 3 counties: Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana.

There are days of fun to be had. Want to take out a boat or hit the beach? Or maybe a short trip away from the lake to do some local sightseeing at one of the four area caves.

Attractions & Lodging

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Marengo Cave

Marengo Cave offers two walking tours, gemstone mining, the Crawl, a gift shop, walking trails, picnic grounds, and more. Friendly, knowledgeable guides interpret our delicate formations and immense passageways. Camping cabins are also available by reservation.

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Open Year Round

  • Crystal Palace Tour
  • Dripstone Trail Tour
  • Gemstone Mining
  • Cave Simulator
  • Camping Cabins
  • Campground
  • Cave Exploring
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400 East State Road 64 Marengo, IN 47140

Sycamore Springs Park

This beautiful park, operated by the Clayton Roberson Foundation, includes 250 scenic acres along Little Blue River. Facilities include a wooded picnic and play area, shelter houses, hiking, and fishing—-all free of charge! Overnight camping is available by reservation. Park is open seasonally.

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Open Seasonally
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717 West Tunnel Hill Rd. English, IN 47118

French Lick Cabins

Modern 2-bedroom log cabins just 10 miles south of French Lick located next to Osborne Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier. Hike, bike, snow or water ski then relax in your own private hot tub or just unwind in a rocker on your covered deck. Pet-friendly year-round vacation getaway on Patoka Lake.

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7900 W CR 1025 South French Lick, IN 47432

Hoosier Hills Marina

You’ll find our marina tucked away in a quiet cove on the west end of Patoka Lake, offering everything you’ll need for your time on the water. Plus, we have watercraft to purchase or to rent, with slip space to accommodate 200 boats. We rent Houseboats, Pontoon Boats, Fishing Boats, Yamaha Waverunner and Jon Boats. We also sell Manitou Pontoon Boats and Yamaha Outboard Motors. We pride ourselves on Enabling The Boating Lifestyle by keeping you on the water!

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10306 E. Lick Fork Marina Road Celestine, IN 47521

Patoka 4 Seasons Resort

Vacation cabins and homes on Patoka Lake with hot tubs, jacuzzis and fireplaces. Resort with pool, sports field and hiking trails. Open all year. Pets allowed.

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7886 W. State Rd. 164 Eckerty, IN 47116

Patoka Lake Campgrounds

Campsite types include 450 electric sites with asphalt surfaced pads, electricity, water, flush toilets, hot water and showers, a camp store, fish cleaning station and trailer dump station, and 45 primitive sites. A Fishermen’s Campground designed primarily to serve fishermen and primitive campers. Youth Tent camping is also available. Occupancy limited to 14 consecutive nights.

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3084 N. Dillard Road Birdseye, IN 47513

Patoka Lake Marina Inc.

We have several land cabins to choose from and we also offer something very unique….floating cabins right on the water! Our house boats are very popular as well as our tour boats and family rental boats. Plus, there is a convenience store just steps away for all your needs. We’ve got the perfect place for you to unwind! During select weekends you can book either a Sunset Wine Cruise or Fall Foliage Wine Cruise.

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2991 N. Dillard Rd.
Birdseye, IN 47513

Patoka Lake State Park

This park has the second largest reservoir in the state with two marinas and a nature center, along with modern and primitive camping sites. The beach has a bath house with showers, restrooms and food concessions.

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3084 N. Dillard Road Birdseye, IN 47513

The Cove

Less than 200 yards from the Little Patoka boat ramp on Patoka Lake, “the quiet side of the lake” has everything you might need. Cottage/cabin rentals, (cabin sleeps 6 to 15 guests) bunkhouse rental, boat rental and storage, bait, fish cleaning station, RV campsites, and a convenience store are all available to guests.

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5904 W. Little Patoka Road Taswell, IN 47175

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