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 is open to paddle craft; swim season has ended. 

Bear Creek Lake Park prescribed burn Sept 26-30.

West Metro Fire will lead a small-scale prescribed burn at Bear Creek Lake Park south of the Bear Creek Reservoir from Sept. 26 to 30. For your safety, please follow posted signage and trail closures to avoid the area. The burn will help train a class of wildland fire investigators on how to determine a fire’s origin and cause, and it will cover less than an acre. Prescribed burns also help reestablish the short grass prairie, enhance control of weeds, stimulate native grass growth, get rid of debris that can be a fire hazard and put nutrients back into the soil. 


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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:    

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

September 14, 21, and 28, 6-8 p.m.: Lakewood Trail Running Series. View race routes at

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  

Starting on Labor Day, 2022 passes will be discounted by 50%. Passes expire Dec. 31. 2022.

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 ($40 starting 9/5)
Senior (62+)/Person With Disabilities: Discounted rate of $50 ($25 starting 9/5)
Each additional vehicle*: $30 ($15 starting 9/5)

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

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