Wayne County has one body of water that's open to public boating, Middlefork Reservoir. However, there are additional opportunities nearby, including Whitewater Memorial State Park, Brookville Reservoir, Hueston Woods State Park and even the Ohio River.
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Middlefork Reservoir Park
Sylvan Nook Drive
Richmond, IN 47374
The Middlefork Reservoir Park is a 405-acre facility which hosts a 177-acre stream and spring-fed lake. Owned by the Indiana-American Water Company, the Reservoir provides 60% of the water supply to the City of Richmond. The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department manages the recreation facilities and maintains the park grounds. In addition to fishing and boating, the park also hosts picnic shelters, playground, green space, a Bark Park, model airplane airstrip and hiking trails.
The Reservoir Service Center and public restrooms are open spring and summer. Daily operational hours may vary according to the season and weather conditions.
Rental boats are available during Service Center operational hours. Fishing boats are available to those persons 18 years and older. Oars and lifejackets are provided with each rental. Trolling motors are permitted on the fishing boats.
Launch and Dock Fees
Fisherman are welcome to launch their private boats at the Middlefork Reservoir. Permits can be purchased at the Service Center. Launching is permitted 24 hours a day, but fishermen must carry their permits or receipts with them at all times.
Middlefork is a "NO WAVE, NO WAKE" lake.
Docks, ideal for pontoon and sailboats, are available for public rental. The docks are handicapped accessible and have minimum security lighting and security surveilance camera. Reservations are accepted at the Administration Office in Glen Miller Park. In addition to general information, you must provide documentation of current boat registration and payment of City of Richmond property tax to receive the resident rate. Call 765.983.PARK.
|Location:||East Central Indiana, USA|
Highest Point in Indiana
|Mail:||50 North 5th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
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