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Fairfield Lakes

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  1. Canoe Access
  2. Handicap Accessible
  3. Trails

Located at County Roads 200 S and 750 E, near Dayton, Indiana. The Park Department is in partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to develop and manage Fairfield Lakes. The 4 lakes on the property were created from gravel mining and cover approximately 99.4 acres. The lakes are stocked by the IDNR with bass, crappie and bluegill. Fishing license is required. The lake located across from the parking lot (the NE lake) is stocked every spring with rainbow trout and requires a trout stamp. All lakes are stocked with catfish.

 Amenity Information

Park amenities include a handicap accessible water fountain and restroom, and walkway to the northwest lake that features 2 handicap-fishing pads. At the south end of the park is a canoe access to Wildcat Creek. This is the south fork of the creek, which has been designated as a State Scenic River, 1 of only 3 in the State of Indiana. Wildcat Creek forms part of the western boundary of Fairfield Lakes. Mowed trails surround the lakes. Boats with electric trolling motors are allowed on the lakes; however no ramps are available and dragging your boat is frowned upon as it tears up the ground and enhances erosion.

Fairfield Lakes closes at 8:30 p.m. or dusk whichever time is earlier. For information, telephone the park manager at 765-567-2707.

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