Overlook Shelter (Brookville Lake)

Brookville, Indiana

Overview

The Overlook Shelter is located near the Brookville Lake Dam and the Visitor Center. Visitors enjoy this site for the breathtaking view of Brookville Lake and the Dam. Visitors also enjoy the accessibility of a short walk to the Brookville Lake Visitor Center on the Overlook Trail. Capacity for parking at this site is limited to 76 available parking spaces. The Overlook is a day use area only. There is no camping allowed at this site.

Recreation

Brookville Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities. Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting are popular recreation activities in the Whitewater River located directly below the dam. Other recreation opportunities at the lake include hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, hunting, cabin and boat rentals, gun and archery ranges, and horseback riding. The Overlook shelter is located a short drive away from the Brookville Visitor Center which offers exhibits, history, and information about the lake and the Corps missions in the Ohio Valley.

Facilities

The Overlook Shelter is located near a modern restroom. Electric plug-ins and a water spigot/fountain are available at the shelter There are two cooking grills and a popular playground spot near the site. By purchaisng a Special Activity Permit ($50) guests can also reserve the Overlook Pavilion for special events such as weddings.

Natural Features

The Overlook Shelter is located near the Brookville Dam. The view from the shelter is one of the best views in the state of Indiana. Visitors can enjoy a short nature hike to the Brookville Lake Visitor Center.

Nearby Attractions

Brookville Lake offers 51 miles of hiking, excellent boating, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking. Brookville's recreation facilities include beaches, boat ramps, campgrounds, fishing piers, an 18- hole golf course, lodging, marinas, picnic areas, playgrounds, restaurants, shooting and archery ranges, and tailwater trout fishing.

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