Renovated Patoka Lake Nature Center Reopens to the Public

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PATOKA LAKE -- The newly renovated Patoka Lake Nature Center has reopened and has several new features for families to learn about area wildlife. 

The new features include a new land-to-lake view of wildlife commonly seen at Patoka Lake. There’s also a terrarium and aquarium exhibit featuring box turtles, a tiger salamander, an albino alligator snapping turtle, and new interactive wildlife management displays. 

The center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Reservoir, located north of Wickliffe, Highway 164. For more information regarding this program other interpretive events, please call the Visitor Center at 812-685-2447.

Patoka Lake ( is at 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513.