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Bingham Lake Park

 

Please remember the following while visiting parks, trails and open space during this time:

  • If you are sick stay home.
  • Douglas County parks and trails will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities. Please practice social distancing at all times.
  • Public gathering areas are closed. Do not congregate in groups while engaging in outdoor activity – solo activities only. Please adhere to the public health order prohibiting outdoor gatherings of any number of people. This includes but is not limited to; basketball, baseball, frisbee, soccer, picnics.
  • Practice Social distancing. The intent of the order is to minimize contact and exposure between residents to the greatest extent possible. The CDC recommends keeping a minimum of 6 feet distance between people at all times, wash hands with soap and water as frequently as possible, use hand sanitizer and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Parking lots are filling quickly, please consider visiting at less busy times – early or late – and follow all parking restrictions in public lots or on public streets.

 

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7740 Lakeshore Dr.
Parker, CO 80134
Location: Off of Parker Road and N. Pinery Parkway in Parker

Size:  30 acres 

Amenities:

  • 1 mile of soft-surface trail
  • Fishing
  • Picnic shelter seats 48
  • Drinking fountain
  • Portable restroom
  • Parking for 25 cars
  • Electricity available 

Hours: Open sunrise to sunset

Background

Located in The Pinery subdivision, Bingham Lake is a quiet oasis enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, dog enthusiasts and fisherman. Douglas County Parks, Trails and Building Grounds manages the recreational facilities and the fishery. The one-mile loop trail around the 25-acre lake is a popular attraction year-round for local residents and visitors. 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.

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, blue gill 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.