Bear Creek Lake

Bear Creek Lake Park

Similar in size and activities to a state park, Bear Creek Lake Park is a 2,624-acre gem that provides opportunities to hike, picnic, camp, fish, boat, windsurf, mountain or road bike, hit the swim beach or head to the archery range.

Miles of trail winds through the park as well as designated horseback riding areas, both Homestead and Fox Hollow Golf Courses, and, of course, Bear Creek Reservoir—a popular oasis for locals on warm summer days. A large swim beach provides ample space for groups large and small, and the lake is open to swimming between Labor Day and Memorial Day. That said, nearby Big Soda Lake is more popular for swimmers.

Even though the park is extremely well-loved and used often, a remarkable array of wildlife calls it home. The ecology of the park is impressively varied as well—high prairie, wetland and riparian ecosystems are represented that host over 150 different species of birds including great blue herons, double-breasted cormorants, woodpeckers, magpies, and an array of owls and hawks. Mammals typically spotted around the park include mule deer, beaver, rabbit, prairie dogs, and the occasional coyote.

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November 24, 2022
Join us at Bear Creek Lake Park for Gobble Cross on Thanksgiving Day, 2022. Have you ever done a relay cyclocross race? Now's your chance. Create a 2, 4 or corporate team for a great cross course in the Pelican Point area of the park. You will be treated to an amazing race scene, exciting atmosphere, professional timing, super fun terrain, and a volunteer group that is second to none. All on Thanksgiving morning!
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April 1, 2023
Rattler Racing is excited to be hosting one of Colorado’s original XC races. The Bear is Back! Come join us on April 2, 2022 for a classic front range mountain bike race. The approximate 10 mile loop will have plenty of tough short climbs, killer single track, quick descents and plenty of meandering through Bear Creek Lake Park to keep things interesting. This is the perfect way to test your legs after a long season of training.
June 7, 2023
Join us for MWM at Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison, Colorado. All weeknight races will be at the Coyote Crossing Pavilion. You will be treated to an amazing race scene, exciting atmosphere, professional timing, super fun terrain, a volunteer group that is second to none, and of course, support from our sponsors. This is seriously a good time for the whole family.