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Lakewood, Colorado

Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground

Lakewood, Colorado



Lakewood, Colorado
Phone: (303) 697-6159

Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $25 7/2016

Latitude: 39.649467762254
Longitude: -105.15388011932

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $1.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 1.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, Other Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Other
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very quite, great lake facilities and other sports if desired. The area were the camp sites are do not have large trees as yet but they have been planted. It was a mix of tents, RV's of different ages. There were children, old folks like us, 20 somethings but very quite the 3 days we were there. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

City needs to provide better directions (posted) for laundry, stores, etc. No one knew were anything was except resturants in downtown area off highway.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Again, this is a difficult place to describe. We had 50 amp electric but no water (they have a fill up station). No sewer but there is a dump. If you want a pull-thru, the sites are way in the back. The closest restroom was a vault toilet. Stinky and full of flies. Disgusting. The campground is quite a ways in from the park entrance. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The campground is located in the back of a very large county park with lots of activities such as horseback riding, archery, swimming, etc.

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The price of $27 includes $1 off for senior discount plus an $8 pass for the tow vehicle. This place is kind of hard to explain. It is like a little oasis in the middle of chaos. What is unusual is you can see and hear noise from the interstate. Plus the very bright lights of the nearby Home Depot. I see this as a day use park more than a place to stay. It appears to be heavily used this way. Most of the RVs were older and appeared to have been stationary for a while. I assume from locals who leave the RVs there for weekends. Our site was very unlevel, and we satisfied ourselves with sort of level. Kind of pricey for just water and electric and no other amenities. It is a long drive from the entrance to the RV sites so be patient :) We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a big day use park as it is located in town but you don't feel like you are in town. Lots of biking/hiking trails which were really nice. The campground is located at the back of the park. The sites were located a bit close together and there isn't much shade but for the price and location it was great! We stayed a second time as we came back thru Denver after a stay in Rocky Mountian NP. Great location for stocking up on supplies. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44 and 40
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Located very close to Red Rocks amphitheater which is an amazing place for live music. Great hiking in Red Rocks Canyon too.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

At first glance i didnt care much for the park, but it started to grow on me each day. The campground has no shade nor privacy. It does have nice sized sites and they are level. Just electricity but water is avaibile in the campground. Great biking and walking trails. There are horse stables and an archery range. Its in a good location to make day trips. We would stay here again. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Bear Creek, Indian Paintbrush Campground is a very good campground to visit Denver and Red Rocks. Sites have decent separation with no shade in a large city park of Lakewood. Sites are equipped with electrical with fresh water and dumping site at the campground. This is a very good open camping area for a metropolitan area. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The facility does not have Laundry.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The official name of this campground is Indian Paintbrush. Stayed 5 nights while attending training nearby. While I was in a small rig, I noted the sites are big enough for even the largest rigs. It is in a desert type environment so only a few trees and no privacy between sites but sites are well spaced. Electric at each site and water available at spigots in several locations. Clean, functional dump station. During the day one enters/exits via the Morrison Rd (Hwy 8) park entrance nearest the Hwy 470 interchange. At night one enter/exits directly from/to Hwy 470 northbound via W Hampden Ave. Campground is in the corner of the city park near two highways so some road noise but otherwise in a lovely park environment with hiking/biking/equestrian trails and boating/swimming on several lakes. Note that this park contains the flood storage area for a multi-purpose dam that reduces flooding in Denver areas along Bear and Turkey Creeks downstream. Therefore, parts of the park may be inundated at times. I was unable to determine if the campground lies within the potential flood storage pool but it is on higher ground at the opposite end of the park from the Bear Creek Dam and could be evacuated via W Hampden Ave if needed. I would definitely return to this campground if in the area. Online reservation was easy. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Great open large sites. Park setting maintained by the city and they do a great job. Quiet. No Wi-Fi or full hookup, but if you can live without that, this is one of my favorite spots. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This over 2000 acre park is a great escape from the City. Close to shopping. They have 3 lakes, horse back riding, archery, ski school and lots more. We totally enjoyed our stay here and will return every time. I gave it a 7 rating because it didn't have full hookups, but we could manage for at least 5 days with no problem. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this place, see my previous review. Park is now taking online reservations-a must for weekends & summer. You can't make same day reservations online, but if you get there before 4pm go straight to the Visitor Center (not the front ranger booth) where staff can put you in a site, if available. Midweek you can usually find a spot same day. Don't arrive after 4pm & expect to get a site, as ranger at entrance can't do that, the booth doesn't even have a computer to see if there is availability! We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

First of all this is strictly a first come, first served park. There are no reservations...others have mentioned you should make reservations. It does fill up on weekends, so we decided to arrive here Sunday afternoon, and by that time it was almost empty of the weekenders. We came to this park KNOWING they only offer 30 and 50 amp hookups...no sewer, or water. I gave it a 9 because it is exactly as advertised, and the pull through and back in sites are LOOOONG! The park has a a rustic high plains feel, but is neat, and well maintained. We stayed in site #39...about 90 feet long. This is a great little park, and close to many things, plus there are bike paths, hiking trails, a lake, etc. We would definitely come here again. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground to stay at. Clean, well laid out, great campground hosts. Plenty to do either at the campground (swimming, boating, water skiing, horseback riding, archery range, hiking, biking) or in the local area. Good free Wi-Fi signal from local site was available. Great pull through sites available, but make a reservation as the campground filled up by Thursday night for the weekend crowd. We would certainly stay here again! We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground in an area without too many good places to stop. (Some of the local Wal-Marts do not allow overnight RV parking.) The campsites are long and level. The campground is in a rural setting in the middle of a large park with swimming, boating, fishing, and other activities available. There are no water or sewage hookups, but 30 and 50 amp electrical hookups are available at each campsite. As with a previous reviewer, the only reason I did not give this campground a rating of 10 was the absence of complete hookups. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice town park. I gave it a 9 because it did does not have sewer and water hook ups. The sites are large and flat. There are no trees. Nice beach for swimming. The dump station and water fill are both east to use. We stayed in site 33, which was nice and flat. We will stay here again in the future. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice campground. Coin operated showers are available. Has lots of biking and hiking trails. There are fishing and boating lakes in the park. It's well patrolled by park staff, and quiet with large spaces. We camped at Bear Creek Lake Park, Indian Paintbrush Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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