Patoka Lake hosts birthday party for Smokey Bear, Aug. 7

Patoka Lake will celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday with a party on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Patoka Lake Nature Center.

The party will include a chance to get a picture with Smokey, fire safety games, and a special craft to make and take home. The Orange County Southeast Township Volunteer Fire Department will give a special presentation on fire safety, including a jaws of life demonstration, at 11 a.m.

The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $9 for out-of-state vehicles is required for the Newton-Stewart State Recreation Area at Patoka Lake, which is located north of Wickliffe Indiana on State Road 164.

Patoka Lake ( is at 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513.



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