Park annual passes are valid for the calendar year in which they are purchased. 2018 passes will expire on December 31, 2018.
*$10 discount does not apply to senior or multiple passes. Senior pass rate did not increase in 2017 with the rate increase for general entrance fees.
2019 annual passes are on sale now and will be valid through December 31, 2019.
Areas of the park impacted by upcoming events:
Conditions and closures may change at any time. Please abide by all posted signs and closure markers.
At Bear Creek Lake Park we are committed to conserving
natural areas while providing safe, enjoyable recreational experiences and
quality environmental education for the community. None of this would be
possible without your invaluable support.
Your generous donation goes toward much needed Visitor Center display
improvements and education programs designed to inform and inspire park
View a list of our Volunteer Opportunities.
Daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bear Creek Lake Park is the ideal outdoor classroom. The park
visitor center inspires people to connect with the environment by
learning more about the natural world around them. Educational displays
and exhibits explore a range of topics about the flora and fauna of the
foothills ecosystem. We offer hands-on public programs and
experiences throughout the year. Come take advantage of our many programs
and learn about the great outdoors all year long.
View the complete calendar of programs and events.
Watch a video on the amenities and programs at Bear Creek Lake Park!
The 2,600 acres of open space at Bear Creek Lake Park is a great place to see Colorado’s wildlife. With prairie, wetland and riparian ecosystems, many animals call the park home and offer making it an ideal place for wildlife viewing. Wildlife ViewingEtiquette
Signs of an Animal
All animals leave signs of their presence behind. Signs of an animal can include tracks, scat, hair and bones and can be easy to spot!See something interesting? Contact the Vistor Center at 303-697-6159 or email BCLP@Lakewood.org and tell us about it!
Special events within Lakewood’s parks are regulated by Lakewood Municipal Code, sections 9.32.030 and 9.32.120. Special events include any organized competitive or noncompetitive event, nonrecreational park uses, commercial uses, filming, groups needing to reserve a park area, group use involving more than 25 people, rallies or any other use that may conflict with established park uses, policies or rules.A variety of events are permitted each year. In order to host an event, an organizer must submit a completed event application form to the Regional Parks Supervisor for review and approval. Most events will also be required to submit a nonrefundable application fee. Event Approval Guidelines
For more information download the following applications
Community & Event Application
Film Photo Permit