Press Release – January 2021


Yellow Banks Lake Under New Ownership For Revitalization

19 January 2021 – Selvin, Ind. – Entrepreneur Jason K. Powers’ love of travel and adventure has spurred him to take on many projects over the years, with the most recent undertaking being the once-famous Yellow Banks Recreation Center.

“I am extremely excited and honored to be continuing the Yellow Banks legacy.  My dream is to bring Yellow Banks back to its former glory—bring back the famous ice cream, the RV camping, swim beach and maybe even the popular Craft Fair,” Powers said. “We anticipate opening in phases over the next year with RV site and cabins opening up first and hope to have the full swim beach, concessions and famous ice cream back up and running this summer!”

Jim and Patsy Marshall originally founded and built up the Yellow Banks Recreation Center, where campers and swimmers flocked all summer long. Over time, they built log cabins and put in RV sites to draw even more of a crowd. In addition, they began selling off lots to people who could not get enough of the Yellow Banks lake life, with an estimated 200 residents now living around the lake.

Yellow Banks is only a 15-minute drive from the famous Santa Claus, Indiana as well as the popular Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. It is also just down the road from the Museum of Coal Industry, Interlakes State Recreation Area and inside a three-hour drive from six major U.S. cities, including Louisville, Lexington, Nashville, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Cincinnati — making it highly accessible.

“This is a wonderful revitalization of the north eastern corner of Warrick County,” responded Shari Sherman, Executive Director of Warrick County Chamber of Commerce, and member of Visit Warrick Tourism Commission to news of the rebirth of Yellow Banks.  “This project fits in with Visit Warrick’s promotion of the I-64 Corridor, drawing visitors to what Warrick County has for individuals and families and to enjoy the outdoors and recreation of our area.”

“The vision for Yellow Banks came from my late husband, Jim,” Patsy Marshall explained. “He would look out at the farmland and small ponds that were here before and envision a big beautiful lake, spots for campsites and a place for families to gather and enjoy outdoor activities like fishing and swimming. It was a lot of work to build it from nothing, but he enjoyed seeing his dream come to life and bring tourism and business to our small community. Some of the most unique aspects of it were that it was out in the country and was very family-oriented, which was inviting to those who wanted to escape from town.” 

Sadly, Jim recently passed away.  He was an enthusiastic outdoorsman who greatly enjoyed working on the property at Yellow Banks, quail hunting with his bird dogs, hunting mushrooms and gardening. He was also a creative person who loved turning pottery for visitors, especially at the Yellow Banks Craft Fair.

“I am very happy to have someone with Jason’s vision and enthusiasm take Yellow Banks into the future,” Pat Marshall shared. “This place is very dear to our family, so I look forward to it offering a fun, relaxing atmosphere for visitors to enjoy for years to come. People have rediscovered camping and the desire to be outdoors in the last couple of years, so I think this is good timing and will be a wonderful thing for our community.”

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Name: Jason K. Powers
Company: Yellow Banks, LLC
Phone: 812.686.8169