Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the many opportunities in and around Batesville. Fishing is permitted in city reservoirs; the Indiana Department of Natural Resources stocks them just for this purpose. Bischoff Lake, a Batesville city reservoir, also offers a public landing ramp for small craft like small fishing and pontoon boats. Nearby Brookville Lake offers recreational boating and beaches for swimming. Community activities form the fiber of Batesville's social structure. Citizen groups such as Central House Players, Ripley County Harmonettes, Tree City Players and the Tri-County Harmonizers and children from all ages, partner with the Rural Alliance for the Arts to perform many unique and widely remembered performances.