[Water Sports] [Water Sports]

Water Sports


Ellerton Park has an excellent reputation for course fishing and is fast becoming one of the best Carp waters in the area, with specimen fish being caught in excess of 30lb. The lake is also well stocked with Bream, Roach, Perch and Pike.


The lake is very popular with divers and is ideal for training purposes with a maximum depth of 10 meters. There are certain objects placed within the lake for the more experienced divers to investigate and a platform for easy access in and out of the water. Visibility is generally very good as the lake is fed by natural springs.

Water Sports

For a great day out, come and spend a day on the water with your own sailing boat, canoe or windsurfer. The easy access into the lake from our large car park makes it ideal for all non motorised watersports.

The 60 acres of fresh water allows for plenty of scope for the more skilled operators whilst youngsters and beginners can try the smaller, quieter bays situated around the lake.

We welcome Triathlon swimmers and open water swimmers for training. Please note all swimmers must wear wetsuits.

We also welcome schools, clubs and organisations.


The Scouts have their North Yorkshire water activities centre at Ellerton Park and can be seen here most weekends, using the water or camping adjacent to the Scout compound.

Please Note: Dogs are not allowed in the car park.


Scuba Diving £6.00 per day
Canoeing, sailing & windsurfing £6.50 per day
Triathlon Swimmers £4.00 per day
Fishing £6.50 per day
All children under 16 £4.00 per day
All other visitors £1.00 per day

Opening Times

Weekdays Opens 8am Closes 6pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays Opens 8am Closes 5pm