Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visitors can use the trails to go hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Farmdale provides excellent opportunities for bird watching, wildlife observation and photography. Sections of the Reservoir have been returned to native tall grass prairie, while others are a mature Oak-Hickory forest. Normally open daily during daylight hours, the entire area is closed during and for 24 hours after any rain.