Middlefork Reservoir

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



(765) 939-1785


The Reservoir

This 405-acre facility contains a 177-acre stream and spring fed lake. Owned by the Indiana-American Water Company, the Reservoir providers 60% of the water supply to the City of Richmond. The City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department manages the recreational facilities and maintains the park grounds.

Middlefork Service Center Hours

(Updated 5/3/22)

Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM


Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM

Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM

Satuday: 8 AM - 8 PM

Sunday: 10 AM - 8 PM

Boat Rentals Saturday and Sunday Only
Weather Permitting

Free Fishing Days

Click here for information on Indiana's FREE Fishing Days (no permit required)

Boat Launch

Daily Launch: $6 (all boats, motorized and non-motorized)

Dock Slip Rentals

Dock slips are rented annually from April 15th through October 15th (weather permitting). The 2021 rates are as follows:

  • Resident: $390
  • Wayne County Resident: $430
  • Resident Senior: $330
  • Wayne County Senior Resident: $370
  • Non-Resident: $465
  • Non-Resident Senior: $390

Early bird and other discounts may be available - call or email for current promotions.

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 when the Service Center is open. 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
  • Kayak: $8 for first hour, $4 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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