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 5/11/23)
(Times subject to change. Check our Facebook Page for up to date information.

May 1st-August 31st

Daily 7 AM - 7 pm

September 1st-September 31st

Daily 8 AM - 8 PM

Boat rentals on Saturday and Sunday only as weather Permits

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).

Current Dock Slip Rates

  • 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.

Dog Park

Richmond's only off-leash dog park, Hill's Bark Park is located at Middlefork Reservoir.Ddog 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, we have paddle boats, row boats, canoes and kayaks available for rent at the reservoir. Boat rentals on Saturday and Sunday only as weather Permits

Boat rentals are available when the Service Center is open. Paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are included in all rentals.

Current Rental Rates

  • 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


Middlefork Reservoir provides the following amenities:

  • 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
  • Open Air and Enclosed Shelters
  • Nature Trails 

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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