Bear Creek Lake Park (open Apr 1 - Oct 31)

15600 West Morrison Road, Morrison, Colorado
Public Park
9 reviews

Rates

Daily: $25 Reported 3 months ago
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Amenities

  • Water
  • Electric
  • 50 Amp
  • Pets Allowed
  • Tents Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Campfires
  • Dump Station
  • Playground
  • Boat Launch
  • Fishing
  • Pull-Thru Sites
  • Shade Trees
  • Big Rig Access

Reviews

user-4779518428971008
Stayed: 10/25/17 to 12/31/17

“Gorgeous little "windswept" park”

I love the views in Colorado and so really liked this park - the campground sits on a terraced hillside (so for example, if you are looking at the map, #6 is at the top of the hill - if wind is a concern then I'd suggest trying the other end of the lanes) and you can see all around.  The foothills, the McMansions, and the Home Depot.  But mostly it's just open hills so the Home Depot and the interstate in the distance isn't TOO distracting.  Deer came through most mornings.  

The good thing about this park, is unlike Chatfield, Vrain, and Cherry the camping fee of $25 includes the daily pass - you aren't tacking another $7-$9 dollars on every day.  This makes it an excellent value for the Denver area which is stupidly expensive for what you get in both public and private parks. 

Unfortunately, season closes 10/31.

Lots of bike and walking trails, lovely little lakes, horseback riding trails, archery and fishing.  Plenty to explore.  The yurts looked cute.

I dinged a star because of the showers.  Although they are private, not only are they pay showers, but they are unheated, vented with large vents to the outside (so super cold to start with) and the water was "tepid".  Miserable experience.  Also have to go back outside to go back to the bathrooms where there is one electric outlet right by the only sink to use a blowdryer (so wet hair, cold day, in other people's way - you get the picture).

Loved the location by Jewell and Wadsworth - in that area was everything I needed from grocery, to pet store, to ace, to auto parts, to dollar store, liquor store, to big lots, to propane at uhaul, to my atm at a local 7-11.  Laundry is a little further away (I used the one across from Bear Creek apartments - went early on a Sunday and had no problem getting in and out), and there is even a dispensary down Kipling if you are that kind of tourist!

The backdoor to the campground, and ability to see the post #s at night, is really tricky - I recommend NOT trying to come in after dark like I unfortunately had to.  Doable but not well marked so lots of anxiety when you are tired anyway.  
user-5345156116512768

“Convenient spot but not very comfortable ”

If you're looking for a spot close to Denver with some outdoor adventures close, it's a great spot. However, no shade and gravel spots make it tough to sit around at the site and relax. We came here for a stay near Red Rocks, which was perfect, but just wasn't a comfortable place to sit around and chill the rest of the time. The park has great biking trails and a beach, however, if that's what you're looking for. 
user-5833980446769152

Excellent spacious city park,  excellent staff. Closed for winter from November 1st to ?... only group camping during winter. 
sarahk

“Friendly park!”

I am in the area for work, so i brought the rv and the dogs. This city park is a gem. The park rangers are very present, making the rounds constantly to be sure everyone is safe. They are personable and go out of their way to help. The main park gate closes at 9:45 pm. I did notake note that the campground gate closes at 9:30. I was back to the park late, and the weather was not friendly and no moonlight. I was met on the road by a ranger, and when he felt like i was not sure of finding the after hours gate, he told me to stay put, he went to finish his work quickly, then he took me back and opened the campground gate. I have nothing but good to say about the staff and park rangers here.   Dog friendly, and a beautiful campground on the prairie.
rcw

“Great Location”

Stayed here a couple of times. Between Denver and the foothills - a little bit of   city sightseeing, a little bit of hiking - perfect!
user-5780336358195200

“Near everything in Denver”

We stayed here in July 2015. Very clean level campsites. Campground host comes around selling firewood everynight. Close enough to everything you would want to see or do in Denver.  Even close enough for a day trip to rocky mountain national park or to the airforce academy.  Least expensive place at $22 a night. Plenty of room between sites. Lots of things nearby like red rock amphitheater
user-4792297596125184
Stayed: 06/07/15 to 06/10/16

“Sleep tight”

Very nice park . Close to shopping but very quit and friendly. Camp host brings you wood for a fee but brings it to your site. Trails, swimming, Horseback riding. Tons o fun.  
user-5606278019678208
Stayed: 04/17/15 to 04/19/15

“Location near Denver”

This little hidden gem is great if you want to see Denver and the mountain towns close by... Just around the corner to Red Rocks and near highway... Close to bear lake with swimming area and water rentals like kayak and body boards
Jegstrup-family

“Very nice in town park ”

I've lived in the Denver area for several yrs and had no idea all of this was there. Nice clean spacious park 

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