Camping

The campground and group camping site are open.

A night under the stars is closer than you think. Bear Creek Lake Park is home to one of the closest, full-service campgrounds to the Denver metro area. Tents and recreational vehicles are welcome.

Read These Important Details

  • Cabins and Yurts are closed until further notice.
  • The group camping site is now open. 
  • All amenities are now open. These include restrooms, coin operated showers, water-fill/spigots, and sanitation/dump station.
  • Sites will have electrical hook ups available.

Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing, maintain at least six feet between other visitors and wear face coverings where six feet of distance cannot be maintained. City of Lakewood, Parks Department has the discretion to close areas that do not allow for social distancing. City of Lakewood Parks Department encourages people to take local county and state stay-at-home orders seriously, and limit travel to local destinations for recreating. Anyone demonstrating signs of illness, such as coughing, fever or shortness of breath should stay home. 
 
The Visitor Center will remain closed, and reopening plans will be posted at Lakewood.org/BCLP when available. Visitors are advised to bring soap and water for hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Most importantly, City of Lakewood recommends that everyone follow precautionary guidance issued by the CDC, CDPHE, public local health agencies, and the Colorado Governor’s Office when recreating in the outdoors.  

Make a Reservation

The campground

Camping Season

Regular camping season is April 1-October 31. 

Camping Fees

  • $35 per night
  • $30 per night for annual park pass holders
  • $100 group area per night (group area is now open)
  • $55 yurt; $65 cabin - closed until further notice

Campground Features

The campground features 47 campsites, 3 cabins, 2 yurts and 1 group site. Cabin and yurt rentals are currently closed.

Amenities include on-site water-fill/spigots, on-site restrooms, coin operated showers, and a sanitation/dump station. All amenities are now open. 

 

Campsites 

Make a Reservation

The campground features 47 campsites which can hold up to six people. Campsites feature a fire ring, a picnic table and electrical hookups. Sites 1-16 have 20 and 30-amp electrical hookup, and sites 17-47 have 20, 30 and 50-amp hookup.

  • Onsite water-fill.
  • Sanitation/dump station.
  • Shower and toilet facilities.
  • Open April 1-October 31.
  • See campground rules and regulations for more specific information.

Fees: $35 per night ($5 discount for annual pass holders, includes one vehicle pass.

The group site is now open!

The group site is great for scout camping trips, family reunions, corporate events and more. Reserve the group loop by calling 303-697-6159.

  • Holds up to 25 people (larger groups will only be allowed for official scout and youth camps)
  • Five electrical hookups
  • Fire rings, grill and picnic tables
  • Nearby water and toilet facilities
  • Available April 1-October 31 (winter camping available for scout and youth groups only; call for rates and details)
  • Fee is due at time of reservation.
  • A daily park pass must be purchased for each vehicle

Fees: $100 per night

Reserve the group loop by calling 303-697-6159.

Cabin and Yurt reservations are not being accepted at this time. 


Cabins 

Cabins are open year-round with electricity and heat, and can sleep up to six people on bunk beds. They each have an adjacent picnic table and fire ring. Two cabins are ADA accessible. 

  • Cabins sleep up to six people on bunk beds, and have electricity and heat
  • Adjacent to a picnic table and fire ring
  • Water spigots
  • Cabins are pet friendly. Up to two dogs are permitted with a $10 nonrefundable fee.

Fees: $65 per night (includes one vehicle pass)

Winter Cabin reservations

There is a two-night minimum for all winter cabin reservations. Reservations must be made by phone by calling 303-697-6159.

Reservations are not being accepted at this time


Yurts

These circular tents with windows and a skylight can accommodate up to four adults with two single bunk beds, and two additional adults in one tent outside (not provided). There is a table and chairs inside, and an adjacent outdoor picnic table next to a fire ring and a grill. There is no heat or electricity at the yurt. One yurt is ADA accessible.

  • Accommodates up to four adults
  • 14-foot diameter, with two single bunk beds, chairs and a table
  • Windows and skylight
  • Adjacent picnic table, fire ring and grill
  • Water spigots
  • No electricity
  • Available April 1-October 31
  • Yurts are pet friendly. Up to two dogs are permitted with a $10 nonrefundable fee. 

Fees: $55 per night

Reservations are not being accepted at this time

What to Know Before You Go 

  1. Check-in is at 1 p.m. for all sites. Checkout is at noon. All times are strictly enforced.
  2. If coming and going from the campsite after-hours, the entrance location is at 14218 W. Hampden Ave., Morrison, CO 80465. View Map
  3. During the camping season, there are water-fill and dump stations, as well as toilet and shower facilities. Water is unavailable during the winter months within campsites but can be found in the Visitor Center.
  4. Campfires are allowed in designated fire rings but is subject to change depending on current fire restrictions. Please check Lakewood Fire Restrictions before you arrive for the most current status.
  5. The campground is pet friendly! Up to two dogs are permitted at each campsite, cabin and yurt. Pets are to be leashed, attended and picked up after at all times. There is a $10 non-refundable fee for pets in the yurts and cabins.
  6. A valid park pass is required for all vehicles: one vehicle pass is included in your reservation fee (except for the group site). Additional park passes can be obtained upon arrival at the main entrance.

Campsites

  • Maximum of six (6) people, two (2) tents or one (1) camper and one (1) tent allowed onsite.
  • No more than two (2) vehicles are allowed onsite, and a valid park pass is required on all vehicles (one vehicle pass is included in the reservation fee).
  • Camping is permitted in designated sites only.

Cabins

  • Maximum of six (6) people are allowed onsite.
  • No tents or recreational vehicles are allowed onsite.
  • No more than two (2) vehicles are allowed onsite, and a valid park pass is required on all vehicles (one vehicle pass is included in the reservation fee).
  • Cabin entrance code is the last four digits of the home phone number on the reservation record.
  • No smoking inside the cabins.

Yurts

  • A maximum of six (6) people are allowed onsite.
  • Only one (1) tent is allowed, and no campers or recreational vehicles are allowed onsite.
  • No more than two (2) vehicles are allowed onsite, and a valid park pass is required on all vehicles (one vehicle pass is included in the reservation fee).
  • The yurt entrance code is the last four digits of the home phone number on the reservation record.
  • No smoking inside the yurt.

Group Sites

  • Maximum of 25 people are allowed onsite and no restriction on the number of vehicles.
  • All vehicles must have a valid park pass.

Afterhours Entry and Late Check-in

  • The Bear Creek Lake Park main entrance is open only during regular business hours. Please use the afterhours entrance any time after these times:
    • May-September: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • March, April, October: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • November-February: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The afterhours entrance for the campground is 14218 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood, CO 80465. View Map

Glass and Alcohol

  • Alcohol is limited to 6% ABV.
  • No glass containers.

Pets

  • All pets must be attended and on-leash.
  • Please pick up and remove pet waste. Learn more about Lakewood’s Let’s Doo It campaign to keep our parks and trails beautiful.

Quiet hours

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Other information and policies 

  • Lines or structures attached to trees are not permitted (including hammocks).
  • During the off-season (cabins and official scout reservations only), there are pit toilets at the campground and water available at the Visitor Center during business hours.
  • The RV dump station is only available to those with reservations.
  • There is a 14-night maximum stay limit in any 30-day period.
  • Drive only on designated roadways.
  • Unreasonable amplified music is prohibited.
  • Firewood is available for purchase from park rangers or the campground host. Collection of firewood from park areas is prohibited.

For cancellations and refunds, please call the Visitor Center at 303-697-6159

Full refunds will be given for campsite, yurt and cabin reservations if they are cancelled at least 48 hours prior to check-in time. Any reservations cancelled after this time will not be refunded.

Refunds will not be given once a site is occupied, nor for weather, insects, family emergencies, changes in travel plans or violations of park rules. For reservations lasting more than two nights, refunds will be given for cancellation of any nights beyond 48 hours’ notice.

A no-show is an automatic forfeiture of charges, and you will be charged for the full stay if the proper cancellation policies are not followed.