Hinckley Spillway Swim Area
Hinckley Lake Swimming Area is located on Bellus Road and East Drive in Hinckley Reservation.
Construction of the dam started in 1926 and was built with the purpose to block water from the Rocky River to hold back enough to fill a 100-acre lake. Today, part of Hinckley Lake is enjoyed by visitors as a sandy swimming area.
Lifeguard On DutyLifeguards on duty the first weekend in June - Second Sunday
in August, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Picnic area
- All-Purpose Trail
Obey Lifeguard Instructions At All Times
No Swimming When Red Beach Flags Are Posted Due to Weather/Safety Conditions
No Swimming In Unauthorized Areas
No Alcohol Or Drugs
Children Eight (8) Years & Under Must Have Adult (Age 18+) Supervision
No Glass Containers
No Pets On The Beach Or In The Water
No Flotation Devices (Only U.S. Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets Allowed)
Swim Diapers Required for Infants And Small Children
No Fishing Near Designated Swimming Areas
No Masks, Snorkels Or Scuba Equipment
All patrons are required to follow Cleveland Metroparks Waterfront Rules and Regulations. For the safety of all patrons, lifeguards will enforce any additional rules deemed necessary. Lifeguards have complete authority at all times while on duty, under the direct supervision of the Aquatics/Facilities Manager.