Bear Creek Lake Park Big Soda Lake to close until further notice

Published on May 07, 2020

Bear Creek Lake Park’s sandy swim beach and marina at Big Soda Lake are one of the most popular spots for Lakewood residents and visitors from throughout metro Denver. In response to overcrowding, resource limitations, Colorado and Jefferson County Public Health guidance, Bear Creek Lake Park’s Big Soda Lake, 15600 W. Morrison Road, will close on Saturday, May 9.

“The health and safety of our staff and visitors is a top priority at Bear Creek Lake Park,” said Regional Park Supervisor Drew Sprafke. “We are experiencing mid-summer crowds in early May, causing public safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Beginning Saturday, parking lots and trail access to the lake will be barricaded and signs added that say there is zero entry to these facilities. Park rangers will patrol to first educate, then enforce as needed. Violators will be subject to a citation. The temporary closure will be reevaluated after Memorial Day.

Visitors are welcome to continue to enjoy the regional park from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., apart from closed facilities including Big Soda Lake and its amenities, picnic shelters, playgrounds and the campground. Watersport personal devices and rentals of water ski, wakeboard, paddleboats, canoes, sail boats and kayaks from Rocky Mountain Paddleboard will also be unavailable until further notice.

 For more details on park activities and restrictions, visit or call 303-697-6159.