DC Parks and Trails require proper permitting prior to any organized use County Field, Parks and Trails. Contact [email protected] for reservations.
Douglas County parks, trails and open spaces are open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities. Please practice social distancing at all times. For further guidelines please Safer at Home Guidance Safer at Home Guidelines or Douglas County Variances.
Located in The Pinery subdivision, Bingham Lake is a quiet oasis enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, dog enthusiasts and fisherman. The shelter located at the west trailhead is a perfect location for a shaded picnic as you take in the beauty of the front range and observe the waterfowl and other wildlife that frequent the lake.
Size: 30 acres
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
- 1.25 miles of soft-surface trail
- Picnic shelter (48 capacity) – Group picnic shelters can be reserved throughout the year with a minimum of two weeks advanced notice. View more information and fees by clicking here.
- Restroom (portable)
- Parking for 25 cars
- Electricity available
Bingham Lake Fishing Dock
Please be respectful to your fellow fisherman and:
- Limit one fishing pole per person while fishing on the dock
- Always be considerate to disabled individuals trying to use the dock and give them access to the designated areas clearly marked with decals
- Catch and release is encouraged
- Report misuse of this facility to Douglas County Parks, Trails and Building Grounds at 720-733-6990
Bingham Lake draws visitors who want to test their skills against some of the various warm water game species that inhabit the lake, such as large-mouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill yellow perch, channel catfish and wipers (hybrid white/stripe bass). An annual stocking program began in 2005 to ensure adequate numbers of fish are available to catch. In addition, a habitat enhancement project, periodic assessments and requests for anglers to “catch and release” has helped maintain a quality fishery.
A Colorado fishing license is not required since the lake is managed under a private license. Changes in regulations by The Pinery Water and Wastewater District prohibit any boating or wading due to concerns of introducing Zebra or Quagga Mussels into the lake. Both are invasive species that would have a profound impact on the ecosystem and mechanical pumping operations at the lake.