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Camping trip with daughter, son-in-law, grandkids! Can't beat it! Got a site across from the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brookville, Indiana
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Fun in the Sun!

This recreation area is loaded with Fishing , Boating , Swimming, Camping and Golf. The 5260 Acres... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Okeana, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Camping trip with daughter, son-in-law, grandkids! Can't beat it! Got a site across from the playground so we can keep an eye on the kids, then toasted marshmallows over the campfire. Wonderful times that the kids hopefully outgrow too soon!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mevanselow4
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This recreation area is loaded with Fishing , Boating , Swimming, Camping and Golf. The 5260 Acres of water provides numerous opportunities to enjoy lake life. The water is clean and deep.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank K1140VTbradw
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We just spent a weekend here and couldn't have enjoyed it more. Not sure about some of the previous reviews, but they have convinced me to leave this one so no one misses a nice opportunity. my wife and I are new campers and as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
9  Thank ferb55
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Brookville Lake is just a short drive from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. If you have a boat this is your lake to get to in about 60 minutes. lake is clean and families are friendly. Plenty of gas stations and stores around before you get...More

Date of experience: July 2017
7  Thank Jack C
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

We have our boat at Kent’s Harbor and we love it so much that we bought a camp site to spend the weekends there. The restaurant Ansley’s is amazing with fantastic views. Kent showed us personally how to maneuver our boat in and out of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Olivia R
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We regularly travel to Brookville Lake Indiana to boat. We travel about 90 minutes to get to this lake and feel it is well worth the drive. This past summer we vacationed at the lake for a week. There is a restaurant over looking the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
7  Thank Alan C
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We made a day trip here from Cincinnati just to view the lake. We stopped at the dam first and walked down a steep gravel path to the lake. Just up the main road, there is an overlook. They also have a shelter there and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DeniseK45
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This is a great way to spend the day with someone special. We climbed one of the cuts in the road near the dam and searched for fossils first, which offered a nice view of the lake and boaters. After that we made our way...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank alternativeavenue
Reviewed April 22, 2017

This 7 mile long Corp of Engineers impoundment has been a destination location since its impoundment in 1974. Questions have been raised occasionally about the solidity of the dam due to marshy ground below the earthwork but the Corp inspections have always found everything acceptable....More

Date of experience: April 2017
5  Thank bassbum
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Clean lake, excellent family time on the water. Great place to swim, boat,tubing,skiing. Stay and enjoy the sunset!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mark S
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January 19, 2019|
Response from K1140VTbradw | Reviewed this property |
IDNR has daily rates for camping posted on their site. However there are numerous all year round private campgrounds adjacent to the park. Brookville Lake Resort is the nicest with all of the Family amenities.
July 16, 2018|
Response from Olivia R | Reviewed this property |
The beach area is very nice. They have hiking trails, horse riding trails. 20 minute drive past the lake toward Liberty they have ATV trails and they have camping. It is a cute little area.
Travel Forum Posts
Brookville Lake Fishing (0 Replies)
How's the fishing so far this season? Walleye hitting?
April 23, 2013|
Northern KY
Brookville Lake (7 Replies)
My friends and I will be spending a few days at Brookville Lake in September. Is there a way that we can tour the lake without renting our own boat? There will be about 13 ladies. Any other suggestions on what we may not want to miss? I'm aware of Metamora. Thanks!
July 31, 2008|
Response fromLily318|
I don't know of any commerical tours of the lake if that's your question. Most people do take their own or rented boats out on the lake and spend the time fishing, sailing, etc. There are a couple of beaches where you can see a small part of the lake. (I like the ones on the east side, not the one on the west.) Ainsley's Cafe at Kents' Harbor Marina sits at a mid-point north to south and has a great view. (Look at the pictures on my profile for a view to the south.) There's also a golf...More
cincinnati, ohio
Route 52 Closed (0 Replies)
Route 52 from the I-74 Brookville exit to Indiana Route 1 is closed. To get to Brookville Lake, take I-74 to the top of the hill, exit at SR 1 and follow it north until it dead ends into Route 52, then turn left into Brookville. Unknown on duration.
July 23, 2016|