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.

Boating Information

Trail construction

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

2021 events and park areas impacted: 

October 3: Beti Bash women’s mountain bike race, Coyote Crossing and north park trails.

October 17: Beware the Bear running race, Coyote Crossing and north park trails.

October 30: Great Trailhead trail running race 5k and 10k.

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)

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

Annual pass 

2021 annual passes are now discounted by 50% ($40 general, $25 senior). 
Passes expire Dec. 31, 2021.

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: Discounted rate of $40
Senior (62+)/Person With Disabilities: Discounted rate of $25
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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Reservable shelters

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, a large gravel parking area, running water (no electricity) and accommodates up to 250 people.
Monday-Thursday: $70/event
Friday-Sunday: $130/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.
Rental options: Rentals accepted Mondays-Thursdays only.
Fees: $130/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: $70/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: $160/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: $70/event

Make a reservation

Reservations can be made online, 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.

Online Reservations

For reservations by phone, call 303-697-6159.

Reservation rules and regulations

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.

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

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