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Hiking, biking, fishing, boating; Brookville Lake has it all.

Brookville Lake is a beautiful lake situated in southern Indiana that encompasses over 5,000 acres, surrounded by beautiful wooded scenery and camp grounds. A great place for camping, fishing, hunting, boating and other water sports, Brookville Lake is the perfect place for a family getaway. You can rent a cabin, bring the RV or set up a tent at any of the surrounding campgrounds.  There are picnic shelters, marinas to dock your boat in or rent a boat for the day and parks to play at.

Every summer during my childhood, my grandparents packed all the grandchildren up in their RV for a week to go down to Mounds State Recreation Area, located on Brookville Lake. We would take the boat and spend the week riding tubes, water skiing, fishing and hiking through the woods. My grandpa would set up the tent for the boys and the girls would all sleep on the floor of the RV. Grandma would make potato salad and we would all cook hotdogs and s’mores over the campfire. We would stay up late, tell stories around the fire and stargaze. Those summer vacations were the source of some of my favorite childhood memories.

Located in the heart of Whitewater River Valley, Brookville Lake is 5,260 acres in size and surrounded by beautiful, historic and picturesque sites. It is situated in southeastern Indiana on the East Fork of the Whitewater River. Mounds State Recreation Area (SRA) and Quakertown SRA are both located on the lake and offer several thousand acres of wooded terrain full of campsites, fishing, hiking trails, and many more activities. For more information about Brookville Lake, visit in.gov/dnr/parklake/2961.htm.

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Written by : Audrey is a senior Arts Administration major at Butler University and has lived near Indy all her life. She love to read, write, be outside, watch football, play rugby, meet new people, and she love the city. Audrey is the oldest child, her family is incredibly important to her and she love dogs. Click here to find out more about our Butler Bloggers program and the bloggers or click here to read posts written by the Butler students.