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Bear Creek dam, - Things to Know Before Visiting

Bear Creek Lake, Lakewood, CO 80228, USA


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About Bear Creek dam,

Bear Creek Dam is a dam on the confluence of Bear Creek and Turkey Creek within the city limits of Lakewood, Colorado, constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control to the greater Denver Metropolitan Area.There are several miles of multiple-use trails to explore on foot, bicycle or horseback, a Visitor Center featuring displays and Naturalist Programs, a swim beach and marina with boat rentals, and a 47 site campground with electrical hook ups.

Attractions Near Bear Creek dam,

Bear Creek Lake Park
Bear Creek Lake Park0.17km from Bear Creek dam,

Bear Creek Lake Park is a 2600 acre Open Space Park managed by the City of Lakewood. The park contains a swim beach; marina with boat rentals; a 47 site campground; horseback riding stables; 15 miles of multiple use trails; water ski school; picnic shelters; an archery range and three lakes.The park Visitor Center is a great place to learn about the park, and a variety of ranger programs are offered throughout the year.

Harriman Lake Park
Harriman Lake Park3.15km from Bear Creek dam,

This is a beautiful lake park with so many amenities in this beautiful area. This park features Harriman Lake and the upland prairie habitat surrounding the lake. A 1.43 mile loop trail surrounds the lake and features interpretive stops that describe historical and natural features of the area. Improvements at the park have been intentionally limited to preserve the natural integrity of the park.

Bandimere Speedway
Bandimere Speedway3.86km from Bear Creek dam,

Bandimere Speedway sits at the foothills of the Rockies on the West side of the Metro Denver area. The track was established in 1958 by John Bandimere, Sr. as a way to augment his performance parts businesses in Denver, as well as have an opportunity to instruct youth on the automobile. The track has several quirks that make it unique within the NHRA's schedule of events. The track is also the only NHRA sanctioned track with a downhill staging area, and uphill shut down strip.

Morrison Natural History Museum
Morrison Natural History Museum4.47km from Bear Creek dam,

The Morrison Natural History Museum is a natural history museum located in Morrison, Colorado. The exhibits include several dinosaur fossils that were found nearby. Hands-on exhibits are designed to appeal to both children and adults, scientists and non-scientists.Notable displays include skulls of Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Tylosaurus, remains of skeletons of Stegosaurus and Pteranodon, and infant dinosaur tracks. Live reptiles and amphibians are also on display.

Bear Creek Greenbelt
Bear Creek Greenbelt4.86km from Bear Creek dam,

Big Bear Creek Greenbelt follows the picturesque, tree-lined banks of its namesake waterway as it traverses east-west across Keller, a northern suburb of Fort Worth. The 379-acre preserve parallels Bear Creek and contains wetlands, fishing ponds, riparian forests and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.

Mount Falcon Park
Mount Falcon Park4.9km from Bear Creek dam,

Mount Falcon Park is full of scenic vistas and historic sites with several trails that wind through the parks open meadows and forested hillsides. While the views of the mountains from below are breathtaking on a clear day, the view from Mount Falcon Park, just outside the town of Morrison offers spectacular views in the other direction.

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