Hinckley Lake, located in Hinckley Reservation, is bounded by Bellus Road to the north, State Road to the south and is part of the Rocky River Watershed and sits between East and West drives. The lake impounds 87 surface acres of water on the east branch of the Rocky River which makes it the largest inland lake in Cleveland Metroparks.
Fish species important to anglers include largemouth bass, rainbow trout, white crappie bluegill, carp, and bullhead catfish.
The lake also ranks as the best largemouth bass lake in Cleveland Metroparks, and several "Fish Ohio" largemouth bass are registered each year, although these fish are most accessible from a small watercraft.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife also stocks approximately 2,400 rainbow trout every April to offer a spring fishery. Anglers can keep up to 5 rainbow trout and 2 bass (minimum size 12") per day.
For more information regarding the fishery of this lake, the Hinckley Lake Management Plan is available online at the following link: /Naturalresources/documents/HinckleyLakeMgtPlan.pdf
The Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store features boat rentals, fishing tackle, bait and snacks. For information call: 330.278.2160.
Hinckley Lake Boat Launch is located off State Road in Hinckley Reservation, between West and East drives in Hinckley Township.