Bear Creek Lake Park is centered around three lakes in the foothills of Lakewood. Biking, boating, fishing and camping are the main attractions. Bear Creek Dam was the last of three dams built to protect the Denver-area from floods.
Archery: Range is open year round.
Biking/Hiking: Fifteen miles of multi-use trails.
Boating: Two lakes for public boating, one for just for water ski school.
- Bear Creek Lake – Motorized boating March 15-Nov 15
- Big Soda Lake – Non-motorized craft
- Little Soda Lake – Limited to private boats for Water Ski School
Camping: Forty-seven campsites, two yurts, three cabins.
Fishing: Big Creek Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, saugeye and small mouth bass.
Horseback Riding: Stables open April to October, horseback riding, lessons, hayrides, bearcreekranchcolorado.com.
Swimming: Open on Big Soda Lake from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Visitor Center: Open daily, features wildlife exhibits.
Winter Recreation: Ice fishing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, conditions permitting.
Address: 15600 West Morrison Rd, Lakewood
Season: Year round
Pets: Yes, on-leash
Fees: Vehicles – $7/General, $5/Seniors