Chippawa Creek

Notice

THE CONSERVATION AREA IS OPEN FOR PASSIVE RECREATION SUCH AS HIKING AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY. FOR 2022 SEASONAL CAMPING INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL AFTER JANUARY 3 TO INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABILITY.

905-386-6387

74646 Regional Rd 45, Wellandport, ON L0R 2J0

info@npca.ca

7 days/week
Friday of Victoria Day - Thanksgiving
Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BEACH CONDITIONS

25 E.coli (cfu/100mL) Geometric Mean
Tested August 30, 2021

Always use caution when swimming in natural waters
More on beach conditions

Fees

Vehicle and Driver - $13.00
Additional Passenger - Adult - $4.50
Vehicle and Senior/Student Driver - $9.75
Additional Passenger - Senior/Student - $3.50
Max Car - $26.50
Bus (over 20) - $143.00
Auto Gate Peak Season (no attendant) - $13.00
Camping Non-Serviced (single night) - $50.94
Camping 15Amp (single night) - $55.73
Camping 15Amp Premium (single night) - $60.52
Camping 30Amp (single night) - $62.92
Camping 30Amp Premium (single night) - $65.31
Camping 15Amp (Seasonal) - $2,810.86
Camping 15Amp Premium (Seasonal) - $3,077.94
Camping 30Amp (Seasonal) - $3,211.61
Camping 30Amp Premium (Seasonal) - $3,472.25
Reservation Fee - $12.00
Change/Cancellation Fee - $8.00
Parking
Weddings
Picnic
Sailing
Fire
Boating
Water Skiing
Canoeing
Fishing
Geocaching
Camping
Forest
Hiking
Birding
Swimming
BBQ
RV
Cabin
Beach
Volleyball
Playground
Hunting
Winter
Splashpad
Ziplining
Wakeboarding
Paddleboarding
Washroom

 

Winter Notice:

NPCA conservation areas remain open over the winter season. Please be advised that parking areas and trails are not winterized, and are used at your own risk. Use caution at all times, and prepare appropriately for the weather and trail conditions.

The NPCA does not monitor ice conditions for recreational purposes and does not permit recreational activities on frozen waterbodies.


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. Additional events hosted by the Campers’ Recreation Committee include Canada Day parade, Halloween Celebrations, and Christmas in 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. Please note, bookings open in April of every year.

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. Chippawa Creek Conservation Area is a dog-friendly park, but all four-legged friends must be on a leash.

Rules and regulations must be followed at all times. Admission fees apply.

  • If you are feeling ill, or have been asked to selfisolate, please stay home.
  • Visitors are reminded to maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • Fishing in Dils Lake is permitted as of June 26, 2021. 
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited in day-use areas. 
  • Chippawa Creek Conservation Area is a dog-friendly park, but all four-legged friends must be on a leash.

Alcohol Ban: There is a total alcohol ban for Victoria Day and Labour Day Long Weekends.

It is recommended that guests refrain from using charcoal when bbqing and instead, opt for the use of propane. Please note there are no receptacles to dispose of hot coals on-site and this poses a fire hazard.

For information on hunting at this site, please visit npca.ca/administration/hunting-application.

NO FISHING DURING OFF SEASON AT CHIPPAWA CONSERVATION AREA. WHEN IN SEASON: 

MNRF Fishing Regulations apply at the Conservation Area. For more information, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/fishing or https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

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Beach Conditions & Water Quality

Natural bodies of water are great places to play, swim and cool off on a hot sunny day. However, swimming in these areas is not risk-free. There is always a level of risk when swimming in a natural water body, whether it's on the shores of Lake Erie, jumping off a dock at a cottage or going to an NPCA beach.

Natural water bodies, such as rivers and reservoirs, are exposed to contamination from various sources. The conditions and quality of the water can change quickly due to a number of environmental factors. These factors can influence the level of bacteria in the water to the point where it increases the risk of getting sick. LEARN MORE.