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Bear Creek Lake Park

15600 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood, CO 80465-9321
+1 303-697-6159
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Great trails, some shade, great archery range, but not much of a lake.

We went there when the lake was pretty full, which it almost never is. But our goal was to use the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael K
Lakewood, Colorado
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This is a great place for family and friends to gather and enjoy the outdoors. The have a lake and... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
John H
Escondido, California, United States
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  • Average9%
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“swim beach” (8 reviews)
“archery range” (7 reviews)
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15600 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood, CO 80465-9321
+1 303-697-6159
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there when the lake was pretty full, which it almost never is. But our goal was to use the archery range, which is pretty good, not busy at all when we went. The park is generally pretty level, and there are miles of...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a great place for family and friends to gather and enjoy the outdoors. The have a lake and boating available or you can choose to have a picnic and one of many spots around the park. A great place for kids and dog...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Just moving from a beach town, we weren't sure what to expect here. Be prepared for a long walk if you get stuck in the overflow parking lot. Bring your floats and tubes. There is a large area roped off for this and general swimming....More

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This State park has several things going for it. Good fishing, camping, bike trails galore, a model airplane flying area with runways and more, the Family ShootingCenter is one of the most carefully controlled sites I have been to. The park staff is awesome and...More

Thank Pastorchaz
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you are in a tent or small trailer that means that you rely on the restroom/shower facilities of the campground--you should know that they really skimped on the facilities-- one modern stall for men, two modern stalls for women and two showers TOTAL for...More

Thank sheldon m
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great time paddle boarding this morning! Rented a board, paddle and life vest for $20 cash. Nice view of Red Rocks from the water, plenty of places for families to hang out on the beach. Also have kayaks, paddle boats for rent, Memorial Day to...More

1  Thank Debbie N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I loved fly fishing with my grown son. For a day trip. Rented a cabin in September and friends camped. Even in September too hot without shade so no napping. Without trees no privacy. Love the park as a whole.

Thank dottie575
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Bear Creek has much nicer swim beach than Chatfield. Good snack bar too with pizza and ice cream. If you need swim inflatables they have those also.

Thank Rebarsing
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We enjoyed a nice hike in here-there are lots of trails. It does get really crowded right around the lake area on weekends. I want to go back and try stand up paddle boarding. you can do it here, and it looks like fun!.

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Spent one afternoon at this park and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Not a large area but sufficient to get away and have a good time. Very clean and does offer paddle board and paddle boat rentals if desired. Fun place for...More

Thank alanm012011
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Ileana A
25 July 2017|
Response from smoke58 | Reviewed this property |
Ileana, depends on day of week and what is generally happening that weekend. That said you are usually good to get a spot if you arrive about two hours before lunch time.
13 July 2017|
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Response from balage2016 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure there is a guaranteed time that will work. However, weekdays appear to be usually safer, and on the week-ends, you would really need to be there as soon as the park opens.
Craig D
2 June 2017|
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Response from JenSBrooks | Reviewed this property |
There are both paved and unpaved however if you are looking for primarily unpaved there are areas with even more options.