Palmer Research Center for Aquatic Resources


aerial view of the Palmer Aquatic Research Center

The Palmer Research Center for Aquatic Resources is located in Knox, Indiana beside Bass Lake. In the fall of 2005, Eldon and Elaine Palmer donated 4.5 acres of land at Bass Lake in Starke County and provided additional financial support to establish the Francis W. Palmer Center for Aquatic Resources in honor of Eldon’s father, Francis Palmer. Their contribution included an especially important tract of land completed the 10.15 acres of property at Bass Lake that was previously transferred to the Trustees of Purdue University by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. In 2010 the renovation of the Bass Lake hatchery house was completed and today it is occupied by faculty and staff of the Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources Department.

  • Ecological, Common-garden and Aquaculture Studies Target Fish, Invertebrates, and Amphibians
  • Limnological Studies​


Property Manager

Don Carlson
Office: 574.772.7558
Cell: 812.458.6978


Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-3590

© Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Agricultural Communication

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at so we can help.

Sign In