Brookville Lake State Recreation Area

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Brookville Lake State Recreation Area


(765) 647-2657

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Brookville Lake, IN lies in the heart of the Whitewater River Valley. This area has long been acknowledged as one of the most picturesque and historically significant in the State of Indiana. Whitewater Memorial State Park sits in the northeast corner of Brookville Lake. This living memorial to WW II Veterans offers camping, cabins, swimming, boating and hiking in a beautiful natural setting.

Map of Brookville Lake State Rec. Area (IN)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.442424, -84.986973



  • Boating

    Brookville has nine boat-launch ramps strategically located around the property. These range from the small two-lane ramps for smaller fishing boats to the large ramps that will accommodate any pleasure boat. All ramps have picnicking and toilet facilities.

  • Fishing

    The lake has been stocked with walleye, muskellunge, striped bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, redear, bluegill, northern pike, black crappie, white bass, largemouth bass and channel catfish. Brookville holds state records for striped bass.

  • Hiking

    There are eleven trails at the recreation area, ranging in length from one and one-half to over sixteen miles in length.

  • Hunting

    Brookville Reservoir has over 9,000 acres open to hunting woodland, upland, and furbearer species. Rabbit hunting opens on October 1st. Migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting are allowed. Special waterfowl hunts at Elly's Creek and the Waterfowl Resting Area are drawn through an on-line application process. Special dove hunts are held each year, and the drawings are conducted on the property.

    Brookville Lake allows the use of bonus county antlerless deer tags.

    Trapping opportunities are available through a sealed bidding process for specific trapping units. Contact the property office in late summer for details on the bidding process.

    All hunters must register and sign the waiver of liability at one of the sixteen hunter sign-in stations on the property. Hunter sign-in is mandatory, and failure to sign in and out properly may result in a fine. All game taken must be recorded on a required one-day hunter permit card that is carried with you as you hunt and turned in at the end of the day. At some properties, the card must be returned to the same hunter sign-in station where the waiver of liability was signed; please look for that requirement when you check-in. Take and use only one card per day. This system provides valuable wildlife management information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is available in a number of areas with most containing tables, grills and toilet facilities. Two shelter houses are found in the Mounds SRA and one in the Quakertown SRA. Reservations for shelters are available through the Central Reservation System.

  • RVing

    The recreation area campground offers 62 full hookup sites, 388 sites with electricity, a camp store and dumping station.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming and waterskiing are open to visitors to the recreations area.

  • Winter Sports

    Ice fishing is open to visitors in the winter.

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The recreation area is located one and one-half miles northeast of Brookville, on IN 101. It is approximately 30 miles northwest of Cincinnati, OH.

Phone Numbers


(765) 647-2657