About Brookville Lake

Brookville Lake Dam (is a dam in Brookville Township, Franklin County, Indiana, just north of Brookville, in the southeastern part of the state.  The lake is 50 miles NW of Cincinnati, OH; 78 miles E of Indianapolis, IN and 58 miles W of Dayton, OH.

The earthen dam was constructed in 1974 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers with a height of 181 feet and 2800 feet long at its crest. It impounds the East Fork of the Whitewater River for flood control and storm water management. The dam is owned and operated by the Louisville District, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the Corps of Engineers.

The riverine reservoir it creates, Brookville Lake, has a normal water surface of 8.2 square miles, a maximum capacity of 359,600 acre-feet, and normal storage of 184,900 acre-feet. Recreation includes boating, hiking, hunting, and fishing (for bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, muskellunge, trout, and white bass).[4] Adjacent facilities include the Mounds State Recreation Area and the Whitewater Memorial State Park.

The Brookville Lake Sailing Association, with membership, offers sailboat racing, raft-ups, monthly socials, networking, opportunities to hone sailing skills.  This is a sailboat only group.