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About Patoka Lake State Park

With 26,000 acres of land and water, Patoka Lake campground 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.


-Electric / 455 sites

-Primitive / 45 sites

-Dumping Station

Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Patoka Lake State Park is located in Indiana
38.4055 N
-86.6535 W
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11 Reviews of Patoka Lake State Park
A favorite

We went here for 6 years straight for our annual adult camping weekend and then had to find something a little closer. We still love it though! A ton of great camping spots and large campground! The lake is huge and was always beautiful to drive around. We plan on making a fall trip this year with the family! Photo was taken by my incredibly talented friend Jason Hinton of Hinton Photography.

Love it!

Tons of stuff to do while camping. Boating,fishing,swimming and so much more!

Great Lake Views

Our campsite had Great Lake views and a nice path to get down to the lake. Bathrooms and showers were clean.

Large, but a sense of community.

We went for a Halloween weekend with a group of friends. We had a blast with all of the activities the park had planned. Sooo many trick or treaters (bring A LOT of candy if you plan to pass any out)! We had hammocks and campers. The sites were good sized and not “cookie cutter,” almost like no two sites were the same. We were on an outside loop so we had plenty of trees, which helped to block the wind! The grounds are huge, and everyone was so nice and participated with the holiday theme!

Patoka State Park

Very nice campground! The park offers a lot of activities and campsites are very roomy. They have a very nice playground as well for the grandkids! I would give this park a solid 4 out 5


there is hiking trails that connect everything and you can ride your bike on them. there is a disc golf course too. the camp store has a lot of your daily needs. the lake is a bit big and in high weather the waves gets huge

Not bad, lots of hiking possibilities

It is family friendly in most parts. No lake view sites, but has a fitness trail with some neat stations accessible from the campground. There is a beach (decent walking distance away)

Site 199

Nice clean campground. site 199 has nice shade. the site does not have much level ground.

Nice place to camp and fish

Camped Monday thru Friday, quite until Thursday. Filled up and noisy.

Huge and packed

Huge campground where they pack in the sites. You do have some tree coverage and decent flush toilet facilities with showers. There is also potable water and play grounds…

This area has a ton of stuff from archery and boating to hiking and volleyball.

As i was leaving I mentioned how the sites are a bit to RV friendly and was told that somewhere are some walkin primitive sites…