Bear Creek Lake Park

Bear Creek Lake Park Reservoir Dock

Similar in size and activities to a state park, Bear Creek Lake Park is a 2,624-acre gem that provides opportunities to hike, picnic, camp, fish, boat, windsurf, mountain or road bike, hit the swim beach or head to the archery range. View the activities list for details.

Looking for even more adventure? Consider booking a horseback ride, signing up for a waterski lesson or renting a cabin for winter camping.

Two bikers head along a Bear Creek Lake Park road. Day Passes (per vehicle)

General: $10
Seniors (age 62 and older): $5
Person with Disabilities: $5

Annual Passes (valid until Dec. 31)

Park annual passes are valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased. Annual passes expire on December 31 of the calendar year. Annual passes are available for purchase online, at the park entrance station or at the Visitor's Center. 

JeffCo Resident: $60
Nonresident: $75
Save $10 by purchasing online: discount reflected at checkout.*
Seniors/Person with Disabilities: $40 Jeffco Resident, $50 Nonresident
Each additional vehicle (if registered to same address): $20

*$10 discount does not apply to senior or multiple passes. Senior pass rate did not increase in 2017 with the rate increase for general entrance fees.

 

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Trail construction

None currently.

Areas of the park impacted by upcoming events

June 19, July 17 and 24, August 7

Open Water Swim Triathlon Training (5-7 p.m.): Big Soda Lake.

July 10

Rattler Mountain Bike Race #2 (5-8 p.m.): Trails around Coyote Crossing and in the North Park area to Morrison Road.

July 19

Grin and Bear It adventure race (all day): Big Soda Lake and park trails.

August 14

Rattler Mountain Bike Race #3 (5-8 p.m.): Trails around Coyote Crossing and in the North Park area to Morrison Road.

September 14

Littlefoot Triathlon (7 a.m.-noon): Big Soda Lake/Pave Trail and park roads.

September 28-29

Bear Chase Race (all day Sat., 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun.): all park trails.

October 19

Great Trailhead Footrace (all day): park trails.

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

 

Coyote Crossing is located up the hill from the reservoir in a private, secluded location. It has 17 tables, 2 grills, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, softball backstop, a large gravel parking area, running water (no electricity) and accommodates up to 250 people.

Fees

Mon-Thu  $60/event
Fri-Sun $120/event    


Meadowlark Cove is located just a short walk to the swim beach. It has 12 tables, 2 grills, volleyball courts (non-reservable), boat rentals, marina, concession stand, trails, a large paved parking area, electricity (no water) and accommodates up to 150 people.
Fees:       any day: $120/event

Mountain View is located near fishing and trail access. It has 12 tables, 2 grills, running water (no electricity) and accommodates up to 120 people.
Fees:       any day: $60/event

Pelican Point is located a short walk to the accessible fishing pier and many lakeside trails. It has 24 tables, 3 grills, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a large gravel parking area, running water (no electricity) and accommodates up to 300 people.
Fees:       any day: $150/event

Skunk Hollow is located in a secluded, wooded field near the park entrance with easy access to creek and riverside trails. It has 6 tables, 2 grills, horseshoe pits, a small paved parking area, running water (no electricity) and accommodates up to 80 people.
Fees:       any day: $60/event

Reservations can be made online or over the phone (if paying with MasterCard, Visa or Discover) at 303-697-6159 or in person at the Visitors Center at 15600 W. Morrison Rd. (Morrison Rd. just south of c-470). All shelter rentals are made on a first come, first served basis.

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General Information

All shelter rental hours are seasonal and based on park hours.
Fees do not include the daily vehicle entrance fee.
If alcohol over 6% will be consumed, a permit is required and can be obtained at the time of reservation for $100/event.
Commercial activities or special events are prohibited without a valid permit.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations canceled four (4) or more weeks in advance will be fully refunded. Reservations canceled up to two (2) weeks in advance will be refunded half of the fee and those canceled less than two (2) weeks in advance will not be refunded.

Inclement Weather Policy
Events canceled or rescheduled due to rain or snow will be approved on the day of the event only if the cancellation is made prior to the scheduled start time.

 

Location

15600 W. Morrison Road, Lakewood, CO 80228  View Map

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