Bear Creek Lake Park

Bear Creek Lake Park Reservoir Dock

West Metro Fire will lead a prescribed burn at Bear Creek Lake Park south of the Bear Creek Reservoir from Sept. 25-29, weather permitting. For your safety, please follow posted signage, trail closures, and avoid the area. The intent of prescribed burns is to re-establish the short grass prairie burn cycle at Bear Creek Lake Park. This cycle can enhance control of weeds, stimulate native grass growth, get rid of excess duff and debris that can be a fire hazard and put nutrients back into the soil. All of these benefits from the fire also promote better wildlife habitat in the burn sites. 

See Closure Map(PDF, 10MB)

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.

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Trail construction

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

events and park areas impacted:    

  • January 29, Yeti Chase Running Race, 8am-noon, park roads and paved trails
  • February 11, Tightline Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament, Pelican Point and Bear Creek Reservoir
  • March 18, Perri Jay 6k running race, Pelican Point
  • April 1, The Bear mountain bike race, 7am-5pm, almost all park trails
    (equestrians and other trail users are highly encouraged to seek other venues on this day
  • April 22, Earth Day Volunteer Service Project, Meadowlark Cove
  • April 29, BCLP Trout Fishing Tournament, Bear Creek Reservoir
  • May 20, Rocky Mountain Paddleboard Paddle the Rockies SUP race, Big Soda Lake
  • June 3, National Trails Day Volunteer Service Project, Green Mountain
  • Mid-week Melee Mountain Bike Race Series, Wednesdays June 7 and June 21, Coyote Crossing and north park trails
  • Lakewood Trail Running Serieseach Wednesday in September, 6pm, Pelican Point.
  • September 9, Littlefoot Triathlon, 7am-1pm, Big Soda Lake and park roads/paved trails,
  • September 16, Rocky Mountain Paddleboard Paddle the Rockies SUP race, Big Soda Lake
  • September 23, National Public Lands Day Volunteer Service Project, Bear Creek Greenbelt
  • September 23-24 (TWO DAY EVENT) Bear Chase running race (10k, ½ marathon, 50k, 50mi, 100k), majority of park trails.
  • September 30-October 1, Beti Bash women’s mountain bike race, 8am-4pm, Coyote Crossing and north park trails (October 1 clinic day, October 2 race day)
  • October 14, Halloween Haunted Trail (park educational event).
  • October 15, Beware the Bear running race, Coyote Crossing and north park trails
  • October 21, Great Trailhead running race, 8am-noon, Pelican Point and dirt trails

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

2023 Annual Pass  

Annual passes are on sale Dec 1, 2023. 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.

2023's annual pass is now half off. This pass expires at the end of 2023. 

General: $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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