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Patoka Lake Campground

35 Reviews


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

Reservation Info

WARNING: 4/14/22 - BLUE-GREEN ALGAE is dangerous for humans and pets:

Blue-green algae is at the ADVISORY alert level for the beach at PATOKA LAKE: Swimming and boating are permitted. Avoid contact with algae. Avoid swallowing water while swimming. Take a bath or shower with warm soapy water after coming in contact with lake water. Do not use lake water for cooking or bathing. Do not allow your pets to swim or drink water where algae are present. Check back for updates. Learn more about blue-green algae.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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35 Reviews

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2024

Love this park!

Patoka Lake has become our go-to campground for many reasons. The nature center is a delightful feature, offering a serene escape into the beauty of the surrounding area. The spacious campsites add to the allure, providing ample room for relaxation and enjoyment. It's worth noting that there are no water hookups, so remember to fill your tank before arriving at your site. During our visit over fall break, the Halloween festivities and trick-or-treating added an extra layer of fun to our experience. We also had the pleasure of exploring the local winery and brewery, which were a big hit with our group. The abundance of activities at this state park ensures there's never a dull moment. However, it's important to exercise caution due to the high volume of boats in and out of the campground. Parents with small children should be especially vigilant, as vehicles towing trailers with boats are constantly coming and going. Despite this, our love for Patoka Lake remains unwavering. It's truly a special place that we look forward to returning to time and time again.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Patoka Lake Campground by amanda V., March 18, 2024
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2022

Huge park with plenty of open sites, not much shade.

Nice Park, but not cheap for nonresidents. 30 something plus tax AND a $9.00 entrance for nonresidents. Electric only at sites. Many of the sites were not the most level and in the open. Well spaced & few with a water view.

ATT & Verizon both worked well.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Patoka Lake Campground by Gary P., October 5, 2022
  • Review photo of Patoka Lake Campground by Gary P., October 5, 2022
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2022

Great for lake fun, but camping is just okay

Roads and grounds are in good shape. Tons of sites and all different types (secluded, group, field, lake access, lake view, etc.) Sites were clean and in working order with 30A service. Facilities were in working order but didn’t appear to be cleaned daily. Seemed to have a high ratio of campsites to showers so things get crowded with all the lake people wanting to shower frequently. There is a beach of sorts with rocky sand but good enough for a dip. Showers at the beach are … ok. Gang showers (men and women) so more for just rinsing off. Camp store was WELL stocked with an assortment of items from milk and bread to cake mix.

Cell service was poor. (T-Mobile 0-1 bar LTE , AT&T 1-2 bars LTE, but NO internet service when things get busy Thursday to Sunday afternoon …weird)

4 dump stations at exit but still lines due to shear number of sites but things moved quickly.

Never made it it nature center.

Month of VisitAugust


Patoka Lake Campground is located in Indiana

Detail location of campground


3084 N Dilliard Road
Eckerty, IN 47116


38.40598009 N
86.65350928 W

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