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.

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. Day Passes (per vehicle)

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

Annual Passes (valid until Dec. 31)

Park annual passes are valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased. Annual passes expire on December 31 of the calendar year. Annual passes are available for purchase online, at the park entrance station or at the Visitor's Center. 

Passes are currently available at a discounted for the remainder of the 2019 year. Discounted prices are as follows: 

JeffCo Resident: $30
Nonresident: $35
Seniors/Person with Disabilities: $20 Jeffco Resident, $25 Nonresident
Each additional vehicle (if registered to same address): $20 

Purchase Annual Pass


Trail construction

None currently.

Areas of the park impacted by upcoming events

None Currently.

Conditions and closures may change at any time. Please abide by all posted signs and closure markers.


2020 shelter reservations will open January 2, 2020


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 250 people.
Monday-Thursday: $60/event
Friday-Sunday: $120/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.
Fees:       any day: $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 120 people.
Fees: $60/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: $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 80 people.
Fees: $60/event

Reservations can be made online or 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.

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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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