Askern Boating Lake is home to beautiful scenery, various sports and play facilities and a café with a view of the lake.

Things to see and do at Askern Boating Lake

  • toddler and junior play areas
  • outdoor gym equipment
  • playing fields
  • sports pitches (visit our football pitches pages for booking information)
  • places to enjoy a sit and a bite to eat including the lakeside cafe and picnic areas around the lake
  • angling (permitted between dawn and dusk), there is no fee to fish but you may need a rod licence Rod licences
  • beautiful scenery including the renowned boating lake, a pond and a whole host of wildlife
  • various walking routes - one circuit of the main footpath around the lake is 638 metres


Toilets are available between the cafe and car park - please be aware hours of opening may vary during the year.

Getting to the lake

The lake is just off Station Road, postcode DN6 0JB, with parking available near The Lakeside Café.

For a full list of buses you can get to the lake, use the Travel South Yorkshire journey planner and enter where you're going from and to (High Street/Askern Lane).

To see the lake and the surrounding area, check out the following Google Maps view:

Parks and outdoor spaces

For a list of parks and outdoor spaces in Doncaster, how to report an issue and how to apply for a memorial in one of these spaces, visit our parks and outdoor spaces page. 

Last updated: 20 May 2024 07:22:52

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