Binbrook is home to the Lake Niapenco reservoir, the largest inland lake in the Niagara Watershed
Once a narrow waterway, Lake Niapenco was created in 1971 with the damming of the Welland River, and Binbrook Conservation Area preserved the land around it. Augmenting water flow in the Welland River, the reservoir also sports fish and many waterfowl not seen in urban areas including Osprey, Bald Eagles and ducks.
A day at Binbrook is like a day at the cottage, but close to home. For the family, the swimming beach, spray pad, play area and picnic facilities make for a full day of fun. Explore nature on the trails and from observation platforms and see if you can spot some of the local wildlife. Bring or rent a rowboat, paddle boat, canoe or kayak and experience Binbrook from the water. A paddle along the tranquil shores of one of the few inland lakes in the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s watershed is a rare pleasure.
Binbrook Conservation Area is known throughout the area as the hot spot for fishing. With shoreline, dock, boat and even ice fishing and a number of annual fishing derbies, if fishing is your sport, Binbrook is the place to be! Lake Niapenco is home to northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white and black crappie, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, rock bass, brown bullhead and carp. A boat launch, wheelchair accessible fishing pier, and boat and ice hut rentals, make getting out on the lake easy for everyone. Note that a catch and release policy is presently in effect for walleye (pickerel), northern pike, and bass. This policy will help develop a sustainable fish population in the reservoir.
Fishing opens May 1st, 2013
Annual Spring Fishing Derby is Sunday May 5th, 2013 starting at 6am
Please note if you are fishing in the reservoir, you should be aware of new sport fish consumption guidelines found here.
A controlled waterfowl hunt starts at the end of September and runs on Mondays and Saturdays until the second week in December, from 5 AM to 1 PM. Eight hunting blinds are available (lottery draw for first two weeks of season). Contact Binbrook Conservation Area or the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority for details.
Operating Season: May 1 to Monday of Thanksgiving Weekend
Shoulder Season: Operating hours are dependent on available programs, call park for details (facilities vary)
8 a.m to 8 p.m. (During Operating Season) & 8 a.m to 6 p.m. (During the Shoulder Season)
Ice Fishing Conditions:
Ice Fishing Season is now closed. Please stay off and away from the Reservoir.
Important Notice About Fishing At Binbrook:
Please click here for information about fish consumption guidelines.
For answers to common questions about PFOS, read the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate FAQ
5050 Harrison Road, Binbrook
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Visit the Hunters & Anglers page for details and restrictions
All pets must remain on leash
No horseback riding permitted
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