Bear Creek Lake Park

Bear Creek Lake Park Reservoir Dock

Lake Reopening Details

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.

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 2019.

Day Pass (per vehicle)

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

2020 Annual Pass

Park 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: $50
Each additional vehicle*: $30 
*Additional vehicle passes must be registered to the same address.

Purchase Pass

Annual Pass Refund

To request a refund of your 2020 annual pass, follow these directions.

  1. Print the refund request form(PDF, 103KB) and fill it out.
  2. Mail the request form with your annual pass sticker to:
    Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center

    15600 W Morrison Road
    Morrison, CO 80465

  • You can return the envelope to the Bear Creek Lake Park gate house. It is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Refund Request Form(PDF, 103KB)

Trail construction

None currently.

Areas of the park impacted by upcoming events

  • September 12, 7a.m.-1p.m.: Littlefoot Triathlon, Big Soda Lake and park roads/paved trails.
  • September 20: Beti Bash women’s mountain bike race, Coyote Crossing and north park trails.
  • September 26-27 (TWO DAY EVENT): Bear Chase running race (10k, ½ marathon, 50k, 50mi, 100k), majority of park trails. 


The following shelters are accepting reservations for July 6 and after:

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 125 people, which is 50% of max.
Monday-Thursday: $60/event
Friday-Sunday: $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 60 people, which is 50% of max.
Fees: $60/event

How to reserve

Reservations can be made online or over the phone (if paying with MasterCard, Visa or Discover) at 303-697-6159. No in-person reservations at the Visitor's Center at this time. All shelter rentals are made on a first come, first served basis.

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The following shelters are not accepting new reservations:

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  75 people, which is 50% of the max.
Fees: $120/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 150 people, which is 50% of the max. 
Fees: $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 40 people, which is 50% of the max.
Fees: $60/event

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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