Bear Creek Lake Park

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15600 W. Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80465

May to Sept: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Mar, Apr, Oct: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Nov to Feb: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Visitor's Center hours
Mon - Sat 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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Construction is scheduled to begin on July 28th to repair a mile-long section of concrete on the paved bike trail south of Bear Creek Reservoir. The work will replace sections of the trail that have been heavily cracked and broken. Please refer to the trail closure map for approximate closure points and alternative, paved routes.

Bear Creek continues to undergo stream and trail construction on a creek stabilization project to repair flood damage on the north side of the creek. We continue to experience periodic closures and trail delays on the Mount Carbon Trail between Cottontail and Whitetail. The segment of Mount Carbon Trail near Muskrat Meadows will remain closed until construction is complete.


View a map of closure points and alternative routes.

Conditions and closures may change at any time. Please abide by all posted signs and closure markers.


2014 Entrance Fees

2014 Annual Passes are now available for purchase online or at the park entrance station or Visitor Center.


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Daily Passes (per vehicle) Annual Passes (Good for calendar year)
$7 General $50 General
$5 Senior/Persons with Disabilities* $40 Senior/Persons with Disabilities
(*ages 62 and older) $15 each additional vehicle*
  (*if registered to same address)


Located at Morrison Road and C-470, Bear Creek Lake Park offers an abundance of recreational and educational opportunities for all ages:

  • 2,600 acres of open space
  • Miles of multiple-use trails to explore on foot, bicycle or horseback
  • Visitor Center featuring displays and naturalist programs
  • Swim beach and marina with boat rentals
  • 47 site campground with electrical hook ups
  • Horseback riding stables offering guided rides and day camps
  • Water ski school and fishing opportunities
  • Endless opportunities to explore, relax or learn!


  • BBQ Grills
  • Concession Stand
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Reservable Picnic Shelter

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7/26/2014  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7/26/2014  7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
7/31/2014  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
8/2/2014  7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
8/6/2014  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
8/7/2014  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
8/9/2014  7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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What does the Bear Creek Lake Park entrance fee include?
Are the swim beach picnic shelters available for reservation?
Is Bear Creek Lake Park a Colorado State Park and will my state park pass work?
Is a state fishing license required to fish? Can I buy one at the park?
Is the Bear Creek Lake Park annual park pass good for one year from the date of purchase?
Is the Bear Creek Lake Park annual park pass transferable?
What park trails are paved?
Are dogs allowed on the swim beach?