Bear Creek Lake Park

Park Hours 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.
Visitor's Center Hours Daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m.



    Due to flooding caused by high runoff and precipitation, multiple park areas and activities are closed, including:

    • The north park road and bike/pedestrian access over the dam.
    • Skunk Hollow, Pelican Point, Mountain View and Coyote Crossing picnic areas.
    • Most park dirt trails are closed. The paved Bear Creek Trail remains open, however flood waters may be encountered.
    • Motorized or trailered boats on Bear Creek Reservoir.
    • Cyclists will need to detour on the paved Bear Creek Trail over Mount Carbon or on Morrison Road.

    High water is approaching flooding levels of  fall 2013, but we are expecting the rise to peak this week and then begin to recede. The reservoir and dam are safely capturing high runoff, as they were built to do, to prevent downstream flooding in residential areas.

    We will post updates as conditions change.

    View current water levels


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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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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?