14) Patoka Lake

With 26,000 acres of land and water, Patoka Lake, located just south of the historic towns of French Lick and West Baden, is a fine example of lake ecology. An 8,800-acre lake provides habitat for freshwater jellyfish and bald eagle nesting sites. The property's Interpretive Services staff presents programs and special events featuring the reconstructed Moery Cabin, a non-releasable red-tailed hawk, bald eagle, Eastern screech owl and other natural and cultural history features of the area. Programs on kayaking, Dutch oven cooking and other outdoor skills are also offered.

Patoka Lake had an estimated 574,755 visits during 2014/2015.

14. Patoka Lake

Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources