Visit French Lick West Baden Presents Thunder Over Patoka

On Saturday, July 6, thousands of people will head to Patoka Lake to watch the huge fire rockets shoot into the sky over the clear water. Whether near the Patoka Beach area, on a boat, or at one of the close-by ramps, the show will be a sight to see featuring premium, professional fireworks.

This year marks the 20th year that Patoka Lake Area Year-round (PLAY) has put on this annual event. PLAY would like to encourage all area residents and visitors to make plans to attend this year’s Thunder Over Patoka Presented by Visit French Lick West Baden.

Fireworks will start at dark. Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments, and bug spray. If already camping at Patoka this weekend, there is no need to drive down to the beach. Instead, go to section C of the Modern Campground for a viewing area of the fireworks display.

Come out and enjoy this spectacular show over the waters of Patoka!

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 Indiana, Highway 164.

For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, call the Patoka Lake DNR at 812.338.5589.

PLAY would like to thank all of their sponsors, including these top sponsors: Visit French Lick West Baden (title sponsor), Crawford County Recreation & Tourism, Visit Dubois County, Polytec Solutions, and State Senator Mark Messmer.

Additional significant sponsors include: Dubois County Tire & Supply, Lake Time Marine & RV Center, Patoka Lake Cabins / Gilmore Log Homes, Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company, Benny’s Off the Water, Celebration Ice, Sander Catering, Zehrs Auto Repair Birdseye IN, Ewing Printing Co, Frank & Tammy Caito, Rob & Paige Dukes, Jeff & Shellie Dukes Family, CHall Illustration / Design, and Rhett Neukam.