Recreational Activities Available
Binbrook is home to the Lake Niapenco reservoir, the largest inland lake in the Niagara Watershed.
Well known as a “hot spot” for fishing, Binbrook Conservation Area also plays host to annual fishing derbies. Other facilities that can be found at Binbrook include: a swimming beach, children’s spray pad, picnic facilities, nature trials, observation platforms and a play area. It resembles cottage country, and the awesome part is, it’s close to home!
Bring or rent a rowboat, paddle boat or canoe and expereince scenic Binbrook from the water. Canoe along the tranquil shores of one of the few inland lakes located withing the Niagra Peninsula Conservation Authority’s watershed.
Fishing At Binbrook
Fish in Lake Niapenco for northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, small mouth bass, white and black crapie, yellow perch, pumpkin seed, rock bass, brown bullhead, and carp. This area features a boat launch and a wheel chair accesible fishing pier. Many fishing derby’s are held each year including our Annual Ice Fishing Derby and Annual Spring Fishing Derby.
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.
Please note the following:
- If you are fishing in the reservoir, you should be aware of new sport fish consumption guidelines
- Electric motors only!
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. Ten hunting blinds are available (lottery draw for first two weeks of season). Contact Binbrook Conservation Area or the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority for details.
Boarder Pass Wakeboarding
We are proud to introduce our new Boarder Pass Wakeboarding attraction to our Binbrook Conservation Area. Boarder Pass Canada is a two-tower cable wake boarding system that provides you with the ultimate wakeboarding experience. There is fun for everyone from the young to the young at heart with both beginners to experienced levels available. Don’t miss out! be a part of the excitement and get out and enjoy this fun and unique aqua attraction! For more information, please visit Boarder Pass Canada website at http://www.boarderpasscanada.com/ or call Binbrook Conservation Area at 905-692-3228 for more details.
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Beach is currently open
For more information about beach closures go to https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation/parks-trails-and-beaches/beach-water-quality-in-hamilton
Visit the Hunters & Anglers page for details and restrictions
Binbrook Ice Condition
Ice fishing is closed as of January 31, 2016