Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Batesville Fishing, and Boating and Hiking Spots

Batesville Fishing, Hiking and Boating Spots
There are a number of opportunities for the outdoor activities of boating, fishing and hiking in the Batesville area.
Bischoff Reservoir Boat Ramp


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Boating is permitted on Bischoff Reservoir. Motor size is limited to six horsepower. This ramp for the 200 acre lake is located on County Road 1400 North. Turn right (South) on Washington Street if coming from Batesville in Morris, Indiana off of Indiana State Road 46. Washington Street intersects County Road 1400 N at a "T". Turn right and the road ends in the lake. There is a boat ramp here.

Fishing is permitted, with an Indiana State Fishing License, at Bischoff Reservoir, as well as other public reservoirs. There are several access sites for bank fishing on Bischoff's Lake. Follow County Road 450 E south from County Road 1400 N. There are spots along this road. Turn right on County Road 1300 N. Then right of County Road 400 E. There are dead end roads here which end at the lake. Another spot for bank fishing can be found off Indiana State Road 129 1.2 miles south of its intersection with Indiana State Road 46 at County Road 1400 N.This is the dam and there is fishing here.

More fishing is available in Feller Reservoir, just south of Liberty Park on Delaware Road. Hahn and Osier Reservoirs are accessible from County Road 1400 N, Turn right off Delaware and both lakes are on the right. There are small parking lots for each. Small boats and canoes are permitted on these lakes. Trolling motors or oars only. Fishing is permitted also at the Canal in Liberty Park. No boats are permitted on this lake.
Brum Woods
Brum Woods


Hiking is available at Brum Woods. There is parking just off South Mulberry and another lot on Indiana State Road 229, just south of Batesville. There are a number of trails and a small flower garden. Hiking trail maps available at the park. You will find two to three miles of trails here. You may also hike around the Canal at Liberty Park, as there is a gravel path all around it.

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