Binowskie Lake is situated in the western part of Pobrzeże Szczecińskie. It is in the southern-western part of Bukowa Primeval Forest and within Szczeciński Landscape Park “Puszcza Bukowa”. It is located in the Stare Czarnowo municipality, in the Gryfino County. The lake is situated in the western peripheries of Binowo. The easiest way to get there is taking road no. 119 from Szczecin to Chlebowo. There you need to turn east towards Binowo. It is possible to get to the lake through signed walking trails: red Nadodrzański Trail, green Woja Żelisława Trail and yellow Artyleryjski Trail named after the 2nd Łużycka Artillery Division of the Polish Army, as well as through bicycle and horse trails.
Binowskie Lake is a cesspit. It has a surface area of 52.4 ha and the water level is located at a height of 40.5 m above sea level. It is 1300 m long and 730 m wide, while the coastline is 4125 m long. It is a rather shallow lake with an average depth of 5.5 m and a maximum depth of 9.4 m. It is possible to dive there, however 5 m below the water level the silty bottom can be a little problematic. Western coasts are dry and wooded. Eastern and northern coasts are wet with reeds and rushes. Some time ago the water was perfectly clear and there were various rare species of plants, including najas flexilis, hydrilla verticillata and littorella uniflora. In the lake also live numerous species of lake fish and crayfish. There was supposed to be a nature reserve created. Unfortunately, progressive water pollution has caused irreversible changes. Among others whitefish and vendace vanished, the water is becoming over-fertilised and there is a deposit of septic silt. It may result in the transformation of the lake into a fen. At the moment, however, the situation is not so bad. You can still come across chara, a large algae constituting extensive underwater meadows, declared the most beautiful in Poland. The water has a cleanliness class II and it is still possible to go fishing.
Binowskie Lake also offers other attractions. From the western side of the lake there is a campsite, while on the north there are numerous resorts. In Binowo there is a grassy beach and an unguarded bathing area. If you wish to be active, you can take advantage of a golf complex consisting of an 18-hole golf course, a 9-hole practise course, putting green and driving range, as well as horse stables and offering riding classes.