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Bear Creek Lake Park

Number: 303-697-6159

Address: 15600 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood CO 80228

Park May-September 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  March, April, October 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  November-February 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Swim Beach

Memorial Day - Labor Day
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Visitor's Center

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


    Flooding due to high runoff and precipitation continues to impact various parts of the park, resulting in the closures noted below. Patrons are welcome to continue using unaffected areas. Trails are open though some repairs are necessary.


    • North Park Road is reopened all the way over the dam
    • Coyote Crossing, Mountain View and Pelican Point shelters are available for reservation
     Closed Areas include:
    • Reservoir to motorized boating (will remain closed until we can reopen the boat ramp itself)
    • Boat Ramp parking area, restrooms, picnic areas and fishing pier
    • Lower Pelican Point parking area, restroom, picnic shelter and fishing pier
    • Cottonwood Trail, Segments of Mount Carbon Trail, Fisherman’s Trail (including paved dam road), much of the Turkey Creek trail system

    We apologize for any inconvenience the flooding may cause recreation patrons, but the reservoir and dam are safely capturing high runoff, as they were built to do, to prevent downstream flooding in residential areas.



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Contact Information:

Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center
15600 W. Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80465
Direct: 303-697-6159 | Email:

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