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Bear Creek Lake Park — An economical trip back to nature in Colorado

Bear Creek Lake Park -- An economical trip back to nature in Colorado
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
$15 to $20
  • 70%


Summary: Places to stay in the greater Denver area are endless, but we found a little gem in Bear Creek Lake Park. If getting back to nature is what you are looking for, then this is a perfect, economical park for you. There are 47 campsites open April 1 to Oct. 31 that offer 30- or 50-amp hookups. This kind of park is an outdoorsman's dream with opportunities to hike, bike, fish, swim, ride horses, shoot archery, and star gaze without ever leaving the park. The park is less than 30 minutes from most major attractions in Denver and right off Hwy. C-470.

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Pros

  • Only four miles from Red Rocks Amphitheater (http://redrocksonline.com)
  • Easy on and off highway
  • Very close to Dinosaur ridge (http://www.dinoridge.org)
  • Many hike/bike trails inside the county park
  • Informative visitor center
  • Horseback riding on site
  • Archery on site
  • Beach with the county park limits
  • Playground at the campground and beach
  • Paved trail throughout the county park connecting all main points from the campground
  • Fishing pond
  • Large, gravel, well marked and level 30- and 50-amp sites
  • Great star gazing
  • Subtle background noise from red rocks concerts
  • Fire pits at all sites
  • Free dump station available
  • Yurts and cabins available for rent as well as a group tent area
  • Easy recycling at campground

Cons

  • No sites have water or sewer hook ups.
  • Water fill and dump stations are in two different stops
  • Water fill is very tight and was difficult to maneuver through
  • The after hours entrance was very difficult to find and get to in the dark.
  • The campground is about three miles back in the county park via winding roads.
  • No on site laundry
  • Vehicle pass is needed in additional to the camping fee
  • Restrooms were very basic and showers were coin operated

About Jen Holt

Jen Holt and her husband Drew are parents to two young kids and travel the country in their fifth wheel nicknamed Big Moosey. The Holts have a passion for the outdoors and love visiting National Parks. You can follow more about the Holts adventures at www.free2breathe.com

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