Binbrook Conservation Area

Location: Binbrook Ontario
Region: Southwestern
Character: Day-use Area

Binbrook Conservation Area
By Niagra Peninsula Conservation Authority

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. A swimming beach, children's spray pad, picnic facilities, nature trails, observation platforms, and play area can all be found at Binbrook. It's like cottage country... close to home.

Bring the rowboat, paddle boat or canoe and experience Binbrook from the water. Canoe along the tranquil shores of one of the few inland lakes in the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority's watershed.

Fish in Lake Niapenco for northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white and black crappie, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, rock bass, brown bullhead and carp. This area features a boat launch and wheelchair accessible fishing pier. 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.

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. Eleven hunting blinds are available (lottery draw for first two weeks of season.

Hours of operation
Year Round (facilities vary)
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM* Daily

Rentals: Ice Huts, BBQs, Outdoor Wedding Chapel, Pavilions, Watercraft Rentals (Canoes, Row Boats, Paddle Boats)

* Reservations for wedding pictures will be available at Binbrook. * Fee Applies
* Ice Hut rentals are available during ice fishing season in January and February (when ice conditions permit).

Phone 905-692-3228 for more information.

! Pets must be on a leash at all times.
! No horseback riding permitted.
(Check with Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority for season and restrictions) Hunting (restrictions apply)

Directions From Toronto:

1. Travel along QEW Niagara and take Exit 88, Centennial Pkwy. (Hwy 20).
2. Proceed south on Hwy 20 to Hwy 56 through Binbrook.
3. Turn Right onto Kirk Rd.
4. Turn Left onto Harrison Rd. 5. Park Entrance is on Harrison Rd.

Directions From Buffalo:

1. Travel along QEW Toronto and take Exit 57, Victoria Ave. (RR #24).
2. Turn left onto North Service Rd.
3. At Stop sign, turn left onto Victoria Ave.
4. Follow directions above.