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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.

    Bear Creek Reservoir has now returned to a normal level. Park staff are working to assess and repair damage as quickly as possible.

    • The boat ramp parking area is now open, as is the lower Pelican Point lot.
    • Both fishing piers sustained damage and will take several weeks to repair.
    • Several trails were significantly damaged and will remain closed until repairs can be completed this fall. These are the Cottonwood Trail; segments of the Mount Carbon Trail near the Whitetail parking area and near Turkey Creek; and the Fisherman’s Trail.

     Closed Areas include:
    • 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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Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:

DSG Special Offers


Contact Information:

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

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