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
Pretty nice park with a ton of sites. From a good size circles in open areas to more private sites along the ridges. Nice paves sites with electric. Water was turned off when we were there. Don't know if it's permanent thing or because of the just opening. Fair Att & Verizon, but no OTA TV.
$23 a night plus tazes & an our of state entrance fee of $9.
We lucked out and made reservations a couple of days prior to arriving, cause the place was full. SOLD OUT. Guess all the virus escapees were out for some fresh air and some space. All in all not a bad park and probably would return. But not on the weekend. The large lake draws a ton of people.
Heads up for my fellow tent campers: there are some real doozies of campsites at this campground (at least in the modern campground we stayed in). There are lots that are very uneven or aren't very spacious for medium/larger tents.
Luckily, we hit the jackpot and found a perfect spot where we set up 2 small tents under some trees, had space for hammocks on the other end of the site, and had room for our car and a fire pit area.
The amenities were perfectly located next to our site - a campstore and also modern bathrooms. We came during coronavirus and the bathrooms smelled of bleach, which was nice. The only issue was the men's bathroom floods in one of the two stalls. The showers were nice and clean.
Our car battery ended up dying sadly and the DNR ranger was very helpful in getting us back up and running.
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.
Tons of stuff to do while camping. Boating,fishing,swimming and so much more!
Our campsite had Great Lake views and a nice path to get down to the lake. Bathrooms and showers were clean.
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!
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
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)
Nice clean campground. site 199 has nice shade. the site does not have much level ground.