Middlefork Reservoir

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Middlefork Reservoir, 1750 Sylvan Nook Dr, Richmond, IN 47374



The Reservoir

Richmond Parks and Recreation is responsible for the operation and usage of this city water reservoir area. The lake spans 177 acres, with the land acreage totaling 100.

Middle Fork Service Center Hours

April 15 - 30                       open 7 am - 7 pm
May 1 - August 31             open 7 am - 9 pm
September 1 - 30              open 7 am - 7 pm

Indiana 2019 FREE fishing days: April 20th, May 18th, and June 1st and 2nd

Woof Woof

The Hill's Bark Park, Richmond's only dog park, is also located at Middlefork Reservoir. It is an off-leash dog park where dog owners can take their dogs to run free and socialize with others. Furry friends of all shapes and sizes are welcome, although there are some rules to follow. Learn more about the rules here.

Boat Rentals

Thanks to a sponsorship from Reid Health Community Benefit, the Parks Department is now offering boat rentals! They are currently offering paddle boat, row boat, and canoe rentals and are scheduled to add more canoes and kayaks to the list of rentals by 2021. This is one of the many projects that the Parks Department has been working on in order to revitalize Middlefork, with more improvement to come in the future.

Boat rentals are available between 7 am and 9 pm. Paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are included in all rentals. Rental rates are as follows:

  • Paddle boats: $10 for first hour, $5 for each additional hour
  • Row boats: $10 for first hour, $5 for each additional hour
  • Canoe: $6 for first hour, $3 for each additional hour
  • $1 improvement fee with each rental

Come explore Middlefork from the water, and be sure to keep an eye out for future projects!


Check out the map below to see all the things Middlefork Reservoir has to offer! Other amenities of the reservoir include:

  • Bait Shop
  • Boating
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Concessions
  • Docking Facilities
  • Dog Park (Hill's Bark Park)
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Nature Area 
  • Picnic Areas 
  • Playground (Super Park)
  • RC Airplane Field 
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters (Open Air and Enclosed) 
  • Nature Trail 

Your Next Event

With Middlefork's combination of amenities, the location might just be the perfect fit for your next birthday, party, family reunion or other upcoming event. Check out Middlefork Reservoir Shelters to find the right location for you.


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