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Camping at Brookville Lake State Park

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Location and Overview

Brookville Lake State Park, also known as Brookville Lake, is located in the southeastern part of Indiana, United States. The park surrounds the man-made Brookville Reservoir, which is situated in Franklin and Union counties. This park provides ample opportunities for various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and boating.

Camping Facilities

Campgrounds: The park offers multiple campgrounds with a range of sites to accommodate different preferences, including:

  • Mounds State Recreation Area (SRA): Offering electric hookup campsites along with restrooms, showers, and a camp store.
  • Quakertown SRA: Providing a quieter camping experience, with electric hookup sites as well as basic amenities.

Types of Sites:

  • Electric Sites: Equipped with electrical hookups for RVs and trailers.
  • Non-electric Sites: Perfect for tents and for those who prefer a more rustic camping experience.
  • Group Campsites: Designed to accommodate larger groups in a single area.

Camping Reservations

  • Reservations for campsites can be made through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reservation system, which allows visitors to book spots up to six months in advance.
  • Certain sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis; however, reservations are highly recommended, especially during peak seasons.

Amenities and Facilities

  • Restrooms and Showers: Modern and clean facilities are available for campers.
  • Camp Store: Offers camping supplies, groceries, snacks, and souvenirs.
  • Boat Launch Ramps: Accessible for those who want to explore the lake.
  • Hiking Trails: Ranging from easy to challenging, providing scenic views of the park.
  • Picnic Areas: Equipped with tables and grills for day use.

Recreational Activities

  • Boating and Water Sports: Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, and wakeboarding on the lake.
  • Fishing: The lake is known for bass, bluegill, catfish, and walleye.
  • Hiking: Explore the natural beauty of the park through its various trails.
  • Swimming: There are designated swimming areas, but be aware there are no lifeguards on duty.
  • Wildlife Watching: The park offers abundant opportunities for bird watching and seeing other wildlife.

Regulations and Safety

  • Firewood Policy: To prevent the spread of invasive species, the park restricts the transportation of firewood from outside sources. Firewood is available for purchase at the camp store.
  • Pets: Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and supervised at all times.
  • Alcohol: Alcohol is prohibited in all Indiana state park properties.

Nearby Attractions

  • Whitewater Memorial State Park: Located near Liberty, Indiana, offering additional camping, hiking, and horseback riding.
  • Metamora: A historical canal town that features shopping, dining, and a glimpse of the past with its working gristmill.

Contact Information

For more detailed information or assistance, visitors should contact:

  • Brookville Lake Office: Provides operational details, and can address specific park-related questions.
  • Indiana DNR: For state-wide regulations, camping reservations, and other state park information.

Visitors should check the Indiana DNR website or contact the park office for the most up-to-date information regarding conditions, events, and any alerts or notices that may impact their camping experience.

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