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NPCA Parks

logo npcaThe Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) was established on April 30, 1959 under the Conservation Authorities Act, and serves approximately half a million people in an area known as the Niagara Peninsula Watershed which encompasses all of the Niagara Region and portions of the City of Hamilton and Haldimand County. At its advent, the driving force behind the Conservation Authority movement was its grassroots land stewardship and water protection programs. Today, this vital commitment continues as we strive to manage the impact of human activities, urban growth and rural activities on the watershed.

With its unique resources, the Niagara Peninsula is one of the most complex watersheds in the Province. It includes lands drained by the Niagara River, Twenty Mile Creek, the Welland River, the Welland Canal, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Nestled between two Great Lakes and transversed by the Niagara Escarpment, the Niagara Peninsula has truly unique climatic and biotic zones that are unlike anywhere else in North America. Our programs focus on the protection and preservation of this unique environment, and on watershed management activities that help keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion.

Chippawa Creek

Chippawa Creek

Chippawa Creek is a splendid example of conservation in action. The NPCA’s resource management practices have fostered an ideal wildlife habitat that offers rare public access to the Welland River. Recreationalists and naturalists alike will enjoy a variety of opportunities and activities that is uncommon in the southernmost part of Ontario. Many visitors to Chippawa Creek used to think they had to drive north for the experiences available here.

Chippawa Creek Conservation Area

Dils Lake, a 10 hectare man made reservoir, is the perfect spot for a variety of outdoor activities including non-motorized boating, swimming and fishing. Equipped with wheelchair-accessible fishing piers and trails, the lake is populated by a variety of fish species including large mouth bass, crappie and carp and is a favourite amongst area anglers, many of whom attend the annual Bass Derby held each July.

In addition to offering 156 campsites, the vast open areas can be used year round. Popular summer activities include hiking the 1.1 km trail around Dils Lake, group picnics, or just relaxing in the shade near the water. For more information about camping, or to reserve a site, visit the NPCA Reservations Service page.

Chippawa Creek Conservation Area Campsite

A small boat launch and access to the Welland River entice explorers to check out one of Niagara’s main watercourses. A sheltered pavilion is available for public use or by reservation.


Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Day Weekend (off season visitors may enter the park on foot during daylight hours)

Operating Hours:

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Day Use Hours)


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For info and reservations, go to the NPCA Reservation Service

To download the campground map, click here





84646 Regional Road 45 (Creek Rd.), Wainfleet
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Latitude: 42.9929
Longitude: -79.5152





Controlled Activities:

Visit the Hunters & Anglers page for details and restrictions

Park Rules:

All pets must remain on leash
No horseback riding permitted
! Total Alcohol Ban in effect for Victoria Day and Labour Day weekends !