Brookville Lake is a 5,260 acre reservoir located in the East Fork of the Whitewater River Valley. The lake is roughly a 1-hour drive from Cincinnati or Indiana, and it provides one of the most spacious inland sailing venues for sailors in the Tristate region. The lake’s northern pools provide enough room for sailboats as large as 35 feet LOA to comfortably cruise. Several coves and a large no-wake zone provide plenty of space for swimming, overnight anchoring and exploring.
In 1974, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) opened Brookville Lake as a flood control reservoir for the Ohio River system. A small group of dedicated sailors saw the opportunity presented by this new lake, and established the Brookville Lake Sailing Association (BLSA) that same year.
In 1982, the first phase of the Hanna Creek Sailing Marina opened. This is the only sailboat-only marina on the lake, and features a 5-ton power hoist, space for parking trailered boats with rigged masts, a dinghy/kayak storage rack and seasonal slips available for rent. Through close coordination with both the USACE and the Indiana DNR, BLSA works to ensure that Hanna Creek will continue to be a central hub for sailing activity on Brookville Lake.
For more information on Hanna Creek Marina, including parking and slip rental information, contact the Indiana DNR.