Chippawa Creek

Recreational Activities Available






Chippawa Creek is a splendid example of conservation in action. The NPCA’s resource management practices have fostered an ideal wildlife habitat that offers rare public access to the Welland River. Recreationalists and naturalists alike will enjoy a variety of opportunities and activities that is uncommon in the southernmost part of Ontario. Many visitors to Chippawa Creek used to think they had to drive north for the experiences available here.

Dils Lake, a 10 hectare man made reservoir, is the perfect spot for a variety of outdoor activities including non-motorized boating, swimming and fishing. Equipped with wheelchair-accessible fishing piers and trails, the lake is populated by a variety of fish species including large mouth bass, crappie and carp and is a favourite amongst area anglers, many of whom attend the annual Bass Derby held each July.

In addition to offering 156 campsites, the vast open areas can be used year round. Popular summer activities include hiking the 1.1 km trail around Dils Lake, group picnics, or just relaxing in the shade near the water. For more information about camping, or to reserve a site, visit the NPCA Reservations Service page.

A small boat launch and access to the Welland River entice explorers to check out one of Niagara’s main watercourses. A sheltered pavilion is available for public use or by reservation.


Related Contacts

Kuret , Rob

Operating Hours
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  • Chippawa Creek

    Chippawa Creek

  • Chippawa Campsite

    Chippawa Campsite

Swimming open

Beach is currently open

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More Information

Day Use

For info and reservations, go to the NPCA Reservation Service

Controlled Hunting
Visit the Hunters & Anglers page for details and restrictions



A reminder to all campers there is a Total Fire Ban due to the extremely dry conditions.


Wainfleet Bog Fire Upgraded to Under Control

WAINFLEET, ON (July 12, 2016) - Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Haliburton Fire Response confirmed at 19:00, July 11, that the status of the fire at the Wainfleet Bog is upgraded

July 8 Wainfleet Bog Fire Update

July 8 Wainfleet Bog Fire Update

WAINFLEET, ON (July 8, 2016) – Firefighting efforts continued today at Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area.