Brookville Lake Campground


Brookville, Indiana
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Ownership: US Army Corps of Engineer
Posted by: TrailAPI on January 6, 2013
 
 

Campground Description

The 5,260-acre Brookville Lake lies in the heart of the historic and picturesque Whitewater River Valley in southeastern Indiana and is situated on the East Fork of the Whitewater River. The lake was completed by the Corps of Engineers in 1974.

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Campground Activities

Archery, boataing, fishing/ice fishing, hunting, hiking, horseshoes, interpretive programs, marina, picnicking/shelters, playground, shooting range, swimming beach, volleyball, waterskiing

Campground Amenities

Full hookup sites; electrical hookup sites; camp store, dump station

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Camping Fees

From $12-40 per night.

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Reviews of Brookville Lake



Reviewed by travelover777 on June 19, 2012

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We camped in the full hook up area a year ago last June and found it to be a very good place for the beach and lake. The people were very friendly. While I never use the showerhouse, prefering our camper's facilities, my husband always uses the showerhouse and found it to be very clean. We plan on returning to this campground soon to see if we still enjoy it as much as before. We were disappointed in the upkeep of the trails, but felt that maybe it was still a little early in the season for them to be maintained.
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Reviewed by camper45 on February 6, 2012

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Sorry Brookville for the low score "2" but the campground is noisy and the rowdies are not shushed
by the park po po they "party" well past quite time. There are cars/trucks/boats parked everywhere. 2 vehicle rule never enforced when I was there kinda feels like your camping at a walmart parking lot, the campground is kind of flat and treeless so noise carries. We do camp here but avoid the weekends because of the influx of Buckeyes. Weekends the lake is choppy from all the boaters sea doos etc, go out in a John Boat your risking life and limb, Bathrooms are icky, water (the person before you) is standing in the shower floor. Not so clean either. The patrol is top notch as in you will get a ticket! You better buy a sticker for your watercraft, You better have a fishing lisc. You better not be knocking a few back they seriously enforce with patrols. That being said the week days are the prize empty campground no waiting for the toilet and the water is fine. The beach is nice as fas as inland beaches go, clean, roomy, picnic areas with grills, lots of sand and grass. Fishing is good but its a big lake hit one of the marinas and find out the scoop, We have caught just about everything in this lake. Been fishing here 20 years Stripper population has really risen some really nice strippers. Good size walleye, bass, any cove will yield sun fish fun for the kids. If you can make your trip last thru the weekend it is a different place come Monday.
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Response by proud buckeye on June 22, 2012

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We have been going to brookville lake for 17 years and the last two years have been not good. the skunks are taking over mounds campground. at dusk they come out of the woods and come right into your campsites. not fun at all. the lake is wonderful but the campgrounds are not.
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Reviewed by zippy1119 on August 17, 2011

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Love, love, love this campground. Especially the beach area. One of the nicest beaches for a state park in Indiana. The trails are great also. We have camped here several times this summer, and have always found it extremely clean and well maintained. The bathroom/shower houses could be updated. Especially the shower heads. This is only a very small problem with a fantastic campground and state park.
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Reviewed by RKopras on June 8, 2011

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I have camped here twice and honestly there were quite a few "loud" guest after quiet hours but that's to be expected. Afterall we're coming out here to have a good time right? Anyways as far as the campsites and the fishing goes I give em an A. As far as the restrooms go I'd say "needs improvement" only because there were so many guest camping for the holiday weekend and the restrooms appeared to only be cleaned once all weekend! Overall I'd camp here again but most likely not on a busy or Holiday weekend.
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Reviewed by Guest on September 2, 2010

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Camped at Mounds camping area for a boat trip with some friends at work during the week. The lake was like a sheet of glass that morning when we went out, absolutely perfect conditions for boating we had the lake to ourselves all day. It was amazing. The mounds camping area was the most well maintained area I have seen in 15 years and 10 states of camping. The bathrooms looked like they had been cleaned by Marine recruits with toothbrushes and were in great shape. For once i wasnt afraid of bugs/snakes/stange fungus on the floor that you find at normal campsites. The landscaping, grounds, everything were in A shape. If you pass this place up on your camping list this year you are crazy. Awesome time.
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Reviewed by Guest on July 9, 2010

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I have been going to the lake for years. getting worse every year. this year is just as bad. the co,s - "water police".the conservation officers are very ticket happy for no reason.for the first time last week we took out our seadoos to the lake went to kents harbor to get lake permit. they said there not aloud to sell them. why not? their the only real store on the lake. short story, 10 minutes after leaving the store the co's they got both my friends. they told the officer it was not their seadoos an they pointed me out on shore. he said i caught you not him. they also told the officer they tried to purchase them, he did not care. $130.00 no sticker ticket to each of them. to add this was the first time we had been to the lake this year. when i went to the officer to explain and purchase. my first words was hello i would like to purchase a lake permit please. his response was "do i look like a salesman does this look like a salesman outfit. he also said there is only one place on the lake to buy them. you better go now. if i see you out here on them im going to bust you too.thats when i turned an left. left the lake that is. never again.i dont need that as i loaded up i seen that officer going to every boat there was handing out tickets left an right. wrong,JUST WRONG. $130.00 PERMIT TICKET "BEWARE" just to add last year was as bad as this year but no ticket thank god.... if that is how they make their money stay away....i have also heard about their camp ground. stay away from there too.
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Reviewed by Guest on September 10, 2009

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Love it. Spacious. Fishing and the Beach are great. We had kids ages 3 to 11 and they enjoyed it very much.
We go every year right before school begins. We always have a great time.
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Reviewed by Guest on June 14, 2009

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we just got back from camping at Quakertown campgrounds at Brookville Lake. Overall it was a good time. We had kids age ranging from 2 to 19 and they loved it. Yes there was one night where some people got a little loud with their party, but isn't camping suppose to be to get away from it all and enjoy yourself. Bathroom and Showers were extra clean and the beach was a hop, skip and a jump. The lake had great fishing and bank fishing just over the bridge outside of the campground. There was alot of kids there and new friends were made. We are from Ohio and will be going back again.
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Reviewed by Guest on April 18, 2009

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Camped with kids at Brookville Mounds. Very crowded, noisy after quiet hours, worst camp I've found in Indiana.
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Reviewed by Mark W on July 11, 2008

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I have camped at the electric hook up area at Brookville Mounds more than a few times. In this area they have a nice smaller playground for the kids and also have a small fishing pond for kids only. The restroom and shower area are kept very clean. There is hiking trails and a beach close by. And a boat ramp that is also near. It would be Garr Hill, I think. But the water gets crowded on the weekend, but fishing thru the week is pretty good. It's known for its Walleye!
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Reviewed by conja on May 12, 2008

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I really like brookville for a fun weekend away with my kids and family. I take offense to the people calling everyone names just because they like the lake. If you don't like it don't go there. It will much more pleasant without the negativity
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Reviewed by jerry c on May 1, 2008

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andy s is just one example of the many hillbillies you'll find at this campsite.
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Reviewed by Guest on May 22, 2007

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ok first off, tom g is and idiot that has never learned how to have a good time, and wouldnt know a good time if it fell out of the sky and wiggled on his face. what a jack ass. the lake is beautifull and very peacefull, there are all sorts of tucked away quiet places to go and be alone, i have grown up on this lake so i would no. tom g can kiss my a@* and every other persons that loves brookville.
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Reviewed by Guest on April 24, 2007

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Brookville Lake campground, like many in Indiana, is a reclaimed cornfield with trees around the edge. This creates a noisy woodland bowl in which you can hear a sneeze on the other side of the campground at three in the morning. To top it off, this place is full of OH, IN, and KY rednecks out to boat on the lake. Avoid if you like peace and quiet, or if you can't stand the smell of beer.
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