don't miss the Bingham Lake experience!
Located off of Lakeshore Drive, Bingham Lake is a beautiful addition to our community. It offers opportunity for fishing, hiking, biking, and picnicking. Take in the mountain view and observe the many species of birds that make the lake their home at different times throughout the year. You may see an eagle or even a seagull.
Bingham Lake is privately owned by the Pinery Water & Wastewater District (PW&WD) and is managed by Douglas County Parks and Trails Division. Bingham Lake operates under a private lake provision through the Colorado Division of Wildlife. This allows fishing on the lake without the need for a fishing license from the Colorado Division of Wildlife or Douglas County Parks and Trails. The Douglas County Parkland surrounding the water is open to the public for hiking, biking, and picnicking under Douglas County Parks rules during its posted hours.
Fishing: Colorado fishing licenses do not apply to Bingham Lake because the lake is the private property of the PW&WD. See fishing rules below:
- Bow fishing is not permitted on the Lake.
- Live bait is allowed.
- Catch and release is encouraged.
- Fish cleaning at the Lake is considered littering and people will be fined accordingly.
Boating: Due to potential infestation from zebra mussels, boating of all kinds is now prohibited at Bingham Lake.
- All dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
- Access to the lake area is allowed during the hours from sunrise to sunset.
- Group events must be separately permitted through Douglas County Parks and Trails Division. At termination of permitted group events, the area shall be restored to its original condition.
- Harassment of wildlife is prohibited.
- No swimming is allowed.
- No fires except in designated grills and in designated places are allowed.
- All trash shall be placed in receptacles provided around the Lake property or must be removed from the property.
- Only 3.2 alcohol beverages are allowed on Lake property.
- No aircraft of any kind shall be allowed to operate on the property.
- No fireworks, firearms, archery, or air guns, are allowed on Lake property.
Danger Thin Ice! - Winter Bingham Lake Warning
Winter is a time of contrast here in Colorado. One day it can be 60 degrees, and the next it can be 20 degrees. We bring this up to point out a safety issue for Bingham Lake. In years past, people have attempted to walk on the ice of Bingham Lake for various reasons. While the ice may appear to be sound, because of the constant temperature fluctuations and the effects of sunshine on the structure of the ice, it never really "sets" long enough to be able to support the weight of a person walking on it. This also applies to children and pets. We ask that you, your children, and your guests be mindful of this. Please heed warnings and posted regulations on the use of the lake for safety’s sake.
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