Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store is open and ready for business!
The Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (April through September) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (October through March) in Hinckley Reservation in HinckleyTownship.
The boat rental season begins in mid-April to coincide with the fish stocking of trout in HinckleyLake. The Boathouse & Store will have brand-new canoes, kayaks (both single and tandems), rowboats (with and without motors), stand up paddleboards, paddle boats, and two pontoon boats. Rental prices range from $13 to $60.
A variety of fishing supplies like fishing lines, lures, bobbers, bait buckets, hooks, nets, and three types of fresh bait (minnows, night-crawlers and maggots) will be for sale beginning in mid-April, too.
If you are new to fishing and don't have a rod, don't be concerned. The Boathouse will have fishing rods and reels available for sale and rent. HinckleyLake is a great place to catch trout, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, pan fish, sunfish, carp, catfish, bluegills, and more.
Hinckley Lake is a great place to take the family for a picnic, too. If the picnic basket was not fully stocked, the Boathouse & Store will have ice and picnic supplies, such as charcoal, paper products, tablecloths, and coolers for sale.
The new Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store also features an assortment of adult and children's apparel, including adult spring jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, button-down shirts, bamboo socks, caps, sunhats, and visors. Other novelty items available are ponchos, umbrellas, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, lotions, and an assortment of books, such as Field Guides and local area books, fishing and boating books, and the "Fascinated Naturalist" series, created by Cleveland Metroparks own Jennifer Brumfield.
The Boathouse & Store will also carry hooded sweatshirts and fleece jackets, as well as ice cleats in the winter.
Light refreshments and some microwaveable items are also be available for purchase.
Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store is located at 1 West Drive in Hinckley Reservation, between Bellus and State roads in HinckleyTownship.
For more information, call 330-278-2160.
Enjoy summer recreation at the Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!
Looking to reel in the big fish or just to enjoy a day of relaxing fishing fun, these local fishing areas are sure to get you hooked on Cleveland Metroparks:
BIG CREEK RESERVATION
MILL STREAM RUN RESERVATION
NORTH CHAGRIN RESERVATION
OHIO & ERIE CANAL RESERVATION
Ohio & Erie Canal
ROCKY RIVER RESERVATION
SOUTH CHAGRIN RESERVATION
A variety of fish can be caught including bass, trout, crappie, and bluegill. An Ohio fishing license is required for ages 16 and older. Fishing and boating areas are open daily, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information on any of the swimming, fishing or boating areas, call 216-635-3200 or log onto clevelandmetroparks.com.
Lake Metroparks offers a variety of opportunities for fishing including stocked ponds as well as river, stream and lakeshore access.
Lake Metroparks' aquatic resources bring value to our parks and to Lake County. From the depths of our ponds to the edges of our rivers and streams to the beaches of Lake Erie, Lake County's watery resources afford our citizens unrivaled opportunities to enjoy fishing.
Lake Metroparks is committed to protecting existing water resources and preserving areas through purchase and easement opportunities; through which we have created angler access through construction of trails, parking areas, canoe landings, and decks.
Lake Metroparks encourages catch and release fishing, which helps to maintain fish populations and ensure many park goers the same opportunities to enjoy fishing.
Fishing opportunities available in Lake Metroparks include Pond, River, and Lakefront. Visit lakemetroparks.com for a complete list of fishing locations and for permit/license information.