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Brookville Lake

  • Brookville Lake Alerts (3)
    • BLUE-GREEN ALGAE ADVISORY ALERT for Mounds SRA Beach: Swimming and boating 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 lake water where algae are present. More information.
    • BLUE-GREEN ALGAE alert for Brookville Lake: Found in lakes year round. Don't drink the water. Shower after you swim. More information.
    • BLACK VULTURES: Birds may do damage to your vehicle. Learn how.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 100
Brookville, IN 47012
Mapping Address for Quakertown:
3323 W. Dunlapsville Road
Liberty, IN 47353
Mapping Address for Mounds SRA:
14108 SR 101
Brookville, IN 47012

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  • Description

    Mounds SRA and Quakertown SRA
    16,445 acres - 5,260-acre lake

    A part of the Brookville Lake -Whitewater Memorial State Park Complex, Brookville Reservoir lies in the historic east fork of the Whitewater River Valley. Traces of prehistoric Native American mounds are still found throughout this valley. The area is known by some worldwide for its significant deposit of Ordovician fossils. These 450-million-year-old fossils, reminders of a primeval inland sea, can still be seen.

    Brookville Lake is home to two State Recreation Areas: Mounds SRA (not to be confused with Mounds State Park in Anderson) and Quakertown SRA.

    The lake property has more than 25 miles of hiking trails, boating opportunities, and nationally known recreational and sport fishing. Two beaches and more than 400 campsites make this an ideal family vacation spot.

    Open April-August, Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Quakertown State Recreation area has a 3D archery range with 23 different 3D targets, and we are in the process of acquiring more. The archery range can be found next to the camp gate at Quakertown SRA. Open to all ages. The course will be changed every week. Targets included range from small (javelina) to large (elk) and everything in between.

    The area was purchased by the federal government for flood control and to provide a place for wildlife and recreation. More than 11,000 acres provide a variety of habitats for plants and wildlife. Brookville is one of the few sites in Indiana where walleye grow big enough for fisheries biologists to milk the females for eggs to supply walleye fry to many lakes in Indiana.

    Brookville and Whitewater Interpretive Plan

    Water safety matters! If you use one of our big reservoirs for swimming, fishing, boating or skiing, check out Bobber the Water Dog, brought to you by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    This property is a stop on the
    Indiana Birding Trail Logo
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  • Activities

    Camping - See campground maps under MAPS tab

    • Full Hookup / 62 sites
    • Electric / 388 sites
    • Camp Store
    • Dumping Station


  • Trails


    Note: For trail locations, view the property map under the MAPS tab.

    1. Fairfield Trail (1.5 miles) MODERATE—Extends from the southwest end of Fairfield Causeway to the Mounds Beach road traveling by the lakeshore up through an old pine plantation and crop fields.

    2. Glidewell Trail MODERATE—This trail has a long and short loop that takes you past a 2,000-yearold Native American mound. The long loop is 4.5 miles and the short loop is 2 miles.

    3. Templeton Creek Trail (2 miles) MODERATE—Parallels the Mounds Beach road then crosses Templeton Creek and up to the Wildlife Wander Trail.

    4. Wildlife Wander Trail (.7 mile) EASY—This selfguided trail is a short loop through a mature woods. Brochures available by trail sign.

    5. Garr Hill Trail (1.8 miles) MODERATE—This trail goes through crop fields and woods to the Garr Hill Boat Ramp.

    6. Scenic Trail (3.25 miles) MODERATE—This paved trail is great for bicycle riding and rollerblading. Goes from Garr Hill to Scenic Vista.

    7. Woodland Trail (5 miles) Moderate —A wooded alternative that runs parallel to the paved Scenic Trail.

    8. Eagle Trail (2 miles) Moderate —Travel through beautiful mature woods to arrive at the Bonwell Ramp road. Simply cross the road and walk to the far corner of the parking lot to continue on Bonwell Trail.

    9. Bonwell Trail (1.5 miles) MODERATE—A short connecting trail from Bonwell to the top of the dam. To continue the Adena Loop, just cross the dam to the Wolf Creek Trail.

    10. Midway Trail (2.2 miles) MODERATE—Easy access to Wolf Creek Trail. Small parking lot at the end of Keeler Road gives access to trailhead.

    11.Wolf Creek Trail (16.5 miles) RUGGED—Primitive hiking trail traverses the hills and ravines on the west side of Brookville Lake. It crosses no public roads or buildings. Beautiful lake views in spring and fall. Trail ends at the Fairfield Causeway. To pick up the Fairfield Trail, continue back to the east side.


  • Maps

Directions for Mounds State Recreation Area

Directions for Quakertown State Recreation Area

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