Bear Creek Lake Park

Park Hours 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.
Visitor's Center Hours Daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m.



Due to high runoff, the boat ramp area is currently flooded. The reservoir is temporarily closed to trailered/motorized boating due to hazardous conditions,  and there is no access to either fishing pier.

Trails: Several trail sections are flooded including the Cottonwood Trail and the Mount Carbon Trail west of Whitetail picnic area, and the paved trail under C-470 near the town of Morrison.

High water is nowhere near the flooding levels of  fall 2013. The reservoir and dam are safely capturing high runoff, as they were built to do, to prevent downstream flooding in residential areas.

We will post updates as conditions change.



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Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:

DSG Special Offers


Contact Information:

Bear Creek Lake Park Visitor Center
15600 W. Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80465
Direct: 303-697-6159 | Email:

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What does the Bear Creek Lake Park entrance fee include?
Are the swim beach picnic shelters available for reservation?
Is Bear Creek Lake Park a Colorado State Park and will my state park pass work?
Is a state fishing license required to fish? Can I buy one at the park?
Is the Bear Creek Lake Park annual park pass good for one year from the date of purchase?
Is the Bear Creek Lake Park annual park pass transferable?
What park trails are paved?
Are dogs allowed on the swim beach?