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.

Big Soda Lake and Bear Creek Reservoir at Bear Creek Lake Park will be closed to full-body water contact including paddleboarding beginning today, Aug. 12 because of algae bloom and the need to perform a peroxide-based algaecide and nutrient-reduction treatment. Kayaks, canoes and boating are allowed water activities. The treatment is approved for use in lakes and will reduce algae biomass and phosphorus for a long-term period. After the treatment, there are no restrictions to recreation and other water uses. Staff will reevaluate lake conditions following treatment and will reopen as soon as possible. 

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Trail construction

None at this time. View the Lakewood Trail Map for up-to-date trail conditions.

2022 events and park areas impacted:   

August 10, 6-11 a.m.: Archery Range closed for maintenance. 

September 10, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.: Littlefoot Triathlon, Big Soda Lake and park roads/paved trails.

September 24-25 (TWO DAY EVENT): Bear Chase running race (10k, ½ marathon, 50k, 50mi, 100k), majority of park trails.

October 2,  8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Beti Bash women’s mountain bike race, Coyote Crossing and north park trails.

October 16: Beware the Bear running race, Coyote Crossing and north park trails.

October 22, 8 a.m.-noon: Great Trailhead running race, Pelican Point and dirt trails.

Two bikers head along a Bear Creek Lake Park road.

Thank you for your support of Bear Creek Lake Park. Your fees support the visitor experience and protect resources for generations to come. View impactful projects completed in recent years.

Day Pass (per vehicle)

Cash and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) accepted.

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

2022 Annual Pass  

Annual passes are valid from date of purchase and expire on Dec. 31 of the pass calendar year. Passes are available for purchase online, at the park entrance station or at the Visitor's Center. Keep your email receipt until you receive your annual pass sticker in the mail.

General: $80
Senior (62+)/Person With Disabilities: Discounted rate of $50
Each additional vehicle*: $30 
*Additional vehicle passes must be registered to the same address. They can only be purchased in-person with proof of vehicle registration.

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Location

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

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