Boating at Brookville Lake

Water Recreation at Brookville Lake

Watercraft of all types, including sailboats, speed boats, fishing boats, pontoons, cabin cruisers, kayaks, and wave runners, share the waters of  5,260 acre Brookville Lake. The wide open areas are perfect for water skiing, tubing, and sailing, while the quiet, hidden coves offer refuge for fisherman and leisure boaters. You will also find sail boats, fishing boats, kayaks, and house boats taking advantage of the large “no wake” zone at the north end of the lake.

Brookville Lake has 9 public boat ramps and four marinas with specifications. Daily and weekly buoy and dock rentals are available at varying rates and availability.

Marinas at Brookville Lake

Quakertown Marina – a full service marina with docks, buoys and boat rentals in Quakertown SRA

Kent’s Harbor  – a privately-owned full service marina with docks and boat rentals

Hanna Creek – 76 slips for sailboats only. Contact : Brookville Lake Sailing Association

Fairfield Marina –  has docks, buoys, fishing and picnic area, but no boat ramp

A DNR Lake Permit is required for all private watercraft using state park, reservoir or forestry lakes must have this permit. This includes personal watercraft, motorboats, canoes, paddleboats, rowboats and all watercraft moored at marinas, private docks, group docks or bank ties. State-owned watercraft and state-managed boat rental concessions are exempt.

This fee is separate from Indiana’s BMV boat registration.

The annual DNR lake permit can be purchased prior to your visit at state park and reservoir property offices and at entrance gates when they are staffed. It is also available at the Customer Service Center in the Indiana Government Center and online HERE.