Bear Creek Campground

Bear Creek Campground is now closed, thank you for another great season!

A list of themed weekends and activities can be found under our campground, features, and activities tab.

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    TIPIS, RVS,& MORE
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  • MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!
  • Campground Features & Activities
  • Map & FAQ

All sites include Wi-Fi, picnic table, fire pit, transportation to and from Lake Compounce Family Theme Park.

Tent Site

Standard Tent Sites
• Spacious 30' x 30' in wooded area
• Close access to new and clean bathrooms and showers
• Parking located close by
• Leashed pets welcome
• Parking for one vehicle

Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $30.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $40.00/night

Deluxe Tent Sites
Same as above PLUS located on premium spaces and come with one of our
8 person pre-assembled tents, no set up required!


Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $45.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $60.00/night

RV Site

• Electric hook up with 50/30/20 AMP capabilities
• Water hook up
• Cable hook up
• Can accommodate any size RV
• Leashed pets welcome
• We offer a dump station on site free of charge to campers at Bear Creek
• Close access to new and clean bathrooms and showers
• Parking for two vehicles

Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $45.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $60.00/night

Deluxe Tipi

• 4 cots (up to 5 cots available)
• Electricity hook up
• Mini fridge
• Close parking available
• Structure placed on wood flooring
• Close access to new and clean bathrooms and showers
• Parking for two vehicles

Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $74.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $89.00/night

Two night minimum in all Deluxe Tipi’s during weekends (Friday-Sunday)
and 3 night minimum on holidays.

Cub Hut

• Two full size beds with linens, including sheets and pillows (comforter and blankets not included)
• Mini fridge
• Air conditioning and heating
• Cable TV
• Close access to public restrooms (showers and toilets)
• Parking for two vehicles

Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $89.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $99.00/night

Two night minimum in all Cub Huts during weekends (Friday-Sunday)
and 3 night minimum on holidays.

1 Bedroom Cabin

Cabin 1 Bedroom *(5 people)
• 2 full size beds with linens (sheets and pillows included; comforters and blankets not included)
• Full Kitchen (cookware, dishware, and silverware not included)
• Full Bathroom ( shampoo, soap, and towels included)
• Cable TV
• Heat and Air Conditioning
• Parking for two vehicles
• ADA cabins Available

Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $154.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $179.00/night

* 1 BR/ADA Cabin price is intended for a maximum of 5 people. 1 BR/ADA cabins have two full size beds with a cot available for the additional person. Guest is responsible for the bedding, sheets, pillows and towels for the additional person.

Two night minimum in all cabins during weekends (Friday-Sunday)
and 3 night minimum on holidays.

2 Bedroom Cabin

Cabin 2 Bedroom **(8 people)
• 2 full size beds with linens (sheets and pillows included; comforters and blankets not included)
• 1 twin size bunk bed (linens included)
• Full Kitchen (cookware, dishware, and silverware not included)
• Full Bathroom ( shampoo, soap, and towels included) o
• Cable TV
• Loft
• Heat and Air Conditioning
• Parking for two vehicles

Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $174.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $199.00/night

** Two Bedroom Cabin price is intended for a maximum of 8 people. 2 Bedroom Cabins have enough beds for 6 people, with a loft that can accommodate 2 children. Guest is responsible for the bedding, sheets, pillows and towels for the additional 2 people.

Two night minimum in all cabins during weekends (Friday-Sunday)
and 3 night minimum on holidays.


WHEN YOU CAMP AT BEAR CREEK, SAVE AT LAKE COMPOUNCE!
Complement your stay at Bear Creek Campground with a visit to Lake Compounce Family Theme Park.
Discounted Ticket Pricing: 2 Day passes - $45.99 +tx | 1 Day Passes: $34.99 |  Season Passes: Click Here!
*NOTE: Tickets are only valid during the summer and does not apply during October or the Haunted Graveyard.

 

Summer Rates 2018: April 30th - September 3rd 2018

TYPE OF FACILITY

WEEKDAY RATE
(Monday-Thursday Night)

WEEKEND RATE
(Friday-Sunday Night)

Tent(6 people max)

$30.00/night

$40.00/night

Deluxe Tent (6 people max)

$45.00/night

$60.00/night

RV (8 people max)

$45.00/night

$60.00/night

Deluxe Tipi (6 people max)

$74.00/night + tax

$89.00/night+ tax

Cub Hut (4 people max)

$89.00/night + tax

$104.00/night+ tax

2BR Cabin* $174.00/night+ tax $209.00/night + tax

1BR/ADA Cabin**

$154.00/night + tax

$189.00/night +tax

* Two Bedroom Cabin price is intended for a maximum of 8 people. 2 Bedroom Cabins have enough beds for 6 people, with a loft that can accommodate 2 children.

** 1 BR/ADA Cabin price is intended for a maximum of 6 people. 1 BR/ADA cabins have two full size beds with cots available for the additional 2 people.


Please Note: Two night minimum on weekends and 3 night minimum for holidays for Deluxe Tipi’s, Cub Hut’s, 2BR Cabins, and 1BR/ADA Cabins.

Special Admission Rates to Lake Compounce:

1 Day $35.99
2 Day $45.99

Summer Season Pass $55.00 + Tax, Platinum Season Pass $84.99 + Tax, Diamond Season Pass $124.99 + Tax

 

Special Discounted Rates &
Group Savings

Book four or more nights save 10% — 15+ People – 10% off
Book five or more nights save 15% — 26+ People- 15% off
Good Sam Discount save 10% — 50+ People- 25% off
Military save 20%
First Responders save 15%

Season pass discount saves 10% (platinum and diamond passes only)


Special Packages and Deals:

Stay, Play and Save with our stay and play packages. Includes lodging, summer pass, food and games bucks.
Military Personnel Stay: Book one night, get the next night FREE. Memorial Day Weekend only.
Hometown Hero Stay: Book one night, get the next night FREE, June only. Hometown Heroes include police officers, firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers.

Season Long Discounts:

Season passholder discount save 10% (platinum and diamond passes only)
Good Sam Discount save 10% — 50+ People- 25% off
Military Discount save 10% on weekend adventures and 15% on weekday adventures. Must have valid ID.
Book four or more nights: save 10% — 15+ People – 10% off
Book five or more nights: save 15% — 26+ People- 15% off

**All rates are subject to additional taxes and fees**
*** $45.00 cancelation fee if canceled within 14 days of reservation for cabins, cubhuts, and tipis, and 7 days for RV’s and Tent Sites***

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Save 10% at Bear Creek when you become a Good Sam Member!


Reservations

Do you qualify for any of these great savings? Enter them in the Coupon Code box below!
Lake Compounce Diamond or Platinum Season Pass Holders - Save 10% with code SPASS18
Good Sam Members - Save 10% with code GSAM18
Staying 4 nights in a row? Save 10% with code BCD4
Staying 5 or more nights? Save 15% with code BCD5


2018 Season Themed Weeks and Weekends


For a Detailed List of May Activities Click Here

May 4 – May 6 | Welcome Back Weekend
Bear Creek welcomes you and your family back for our 4th season! Join us for opening weekend as we engage in some fun arts and crafts, movie nights and even a behind the scenes tour of the campground and Lake Compounce!

May 11 – May 13 | Mother’s Day Weekend
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there! To show you how much you are appreciated, our Bear Creek Campground staff will provide a Mother’s Day pancake breakfast where your children will help decorate your pancakes! Also, join us on Saturday night for a wine and paint class! Mom paints for FREE!

May 18 – May 20 | Hero Appreciation Weekend

A weekend honoring our local heroes who keep our communities safe. Write thank you letters to local police officers and fire fighters, and participate in a police & firefighter kickball game! Wear a blue shirt to be on the police team or a red shirt to be on the fire fighter team! Some of our local heroes will even be at Bear Creek Campground to meet you!

May 25 – May 27 | Memorial Day Weekend
Looking forward to that three day weekend? Our Memorial Day Weekend celebration consists of a site decorating contest where campers are encouraged to patriotically decorate their sites for a chance to win prizes! The weekend will conclude with a flag raising ceremony, a bike parade, and of course no celebration is complete without ICE CREAM!

For a Detailed List of June Activities Click Here

June 1 – 3 | Camp Fire Weekend
Celebrate this fun packed weekend with exciting games like “Fire-cup” knock downs’, or make an Edible campfire! This weekend will be filled with the most fun and creative craft activities that will remind you of all the reasons why you love camping!

June 8 – 9 | Father’s Day Weekend
Spend time with dad on his special weekend! Father’s day weekend features a lot of interactive activities including a father daughter dance in the pavilion on Saturday night. The rest of the weekend will be filled with an array of arts and crafts for kids to create for Dad!

June 15 – June 16 | Pirates Weekend
Avast me Hearties! Come by sea or come by land to Bear Creek Campground for a weekend you won’t forget! Join us on a scavenger hunt to uncover secret treasures throughout Bear Creek Campground. X marks the spot!

June 22 – June 24 | Science Weekend
The perfect formula for a fun family adventure! Join us for the coolest hands on science activities! Grow your own rock candy, make icky slime and more! Be sure to practice your evil scientist laugh for a most memorable weekend!

June 29 – July 1 | Independence Day Weekend
Bear Creek Campground knows how to celebrate! Show us your pride all weekend by participating in our site decorating contest! Winners will receive exclusive prizes. And then on Saturday be sure to stop by Lake Compounce for a spectacular firework display over the lake!


July 6 – July 8 | Glow Weekend
The fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down! A weekend full of radiating activities such as Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling, black light dance parties, fire-fly jars and more!

July 13 – July 15 | Halloween Weekend
Halloween is coming early this year to Bear Creek Campground! Dress up in your favorite costumes to go site to site trick or treating! Plus partake in our ghostly and ghoulish activities.

July 20 – July 22 | Carnival Weekend
The carnival weekend rolls into town the first weekend of August. Carnival games, cotton candy, and even a dunk tank, join us for a good time at the fair!

July 23 – July 29 | Christmas in July Week
We know you’ve been nice this year, so Santa and his elves are making a pit stop at Bear Creek Campground. Not only can you get your picture taken with Santa in July, but you can also send him an early wish list! Remember to bring your boughs of holly and Christmas decorations to try to win our site decorating contest!


August 3 – 5 | Bear Creek Olympics Weekend
Relay races, volleyball, bocce, bean bag toss and more! Gather the family to compete against other Bear Creek Campground adventurers. Whichever family hails as victorious will receive an unforgettable prize from Bear Creek Campground.

August 10 – 12 | Superhero Weekend

It’s a bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superhero weekend! Tap into your own superhero powers, learn to train like a super hero, make your owns masks, finish the hero academy and get your super hero certificate! Bring your favorite super hero capes or costumes for a weekend full of games, crafts and fun.

August 17 – 19 | Country Western Weekend

Saddle up and prepare for a yee-hawing, knee-slapping good time. This weekend will feature a whole herd of country activities and entertainment: lasso learning, line dancing, country music singing, and much more. Every cowboy and cowgirl, regardless of age, is sure to find something to suit their fancy. Don’t forget those boots!

August 24 – 26 | Fall Festival Weekend

Join us for a weekend full of fall family fun! It’s not a fall festival without handmade arts & crafts, pumpkin carving, cornhole tournament and more!


August 31 – September 2 | Labor Day Weekend

It may mean the unofficial end of summer, but there is still time to enjoy a relaxing, long, three day weekend at Bear Creek Campground! Sit by the fire, kick your feet up, and roast some marshmallows. Remember to bring some patriotic decorations to participate in our site decorating contest! Winners will receive some awesome prizes!


DISCOUNTED LAKE COMPOUNCE SUMMER ADMISSION TICKETS AVAILABLE TO CAMPERS
One Day Admission: $34.99 | Two- Day Admission: $43.99 | 2017 Summer Seasons Pass: $55.00
GENERAL STORE OPEN EVERY DAY AT 8AM - CLOSES AN HOUR AFTER LAKE COMPOUNCE CLOSES
• SOUVENIRS    • SNACKS    • FIREWOOD
24 HOUR RESTROOM AND SHOWER FACILITY
24 HOUR SECURITY
COIN OPERATED LAUNDRY ROOM
NEAR TONS OF LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
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TRAM SERVICE TO AND FROM LAKE COMPOUNCE
PLAY AREA
BASKETBALL COURT


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FAQ

Q: What time does Lake Compounce open?
A: Our operating schedule can be found online at www.lakecompounce.com

Q: What is Bear Creek Campground’s operating season?
A: Bear Creek Campground is open May 1st, 2018 through October 28th, 2018.

Q: When do we check in?
A: Check in varies by site type:
Cabins and Tipis: Check in begins at 3pm
Tents and RV’s: Check In begins at 12pm

Q: When do we check out?
A: Check out is at 10:30am for all site types

Q: What are the hours of the Camp Store?
A: The camp store will open at 8am daily and close one hour after Lake Compounce closes. Please note fall and spring hours differ.

Q: How do we get to Lake Compounce from the campground/ How far is the campground from Lake Compounce?
A: Lake Compounce is within walking distance (3/4 mile) of the campground; however we offer a tram service to and from the campground daily (May-September). Personal vehicles can be driven over to the Lake Compounce Parking lot without any additional charges.   

Q: What is included in the cabins?
A: Cabins have a full kitchen and bathroom along with two full size beds and two bunk beds. There is a loft for children and young adults to enjoy. Cabins also include cable, Wi-Fi, Heat/Air Conditioning, linens for the four beds (no blankets or comforters provided) towels, shampoo and conditioner. Cabins will not include cookware or dishware.  

Q: What is included in the Tipis?
A: Tipis include electricity, a mini fridge and up to 5 cots.

Q: Where can I buy Discounted Tickets?
A: Tickets can be purchased at the Camp Store. Discounted tickets are not available during the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce.

Q: What is the cancelation policy?
A: We require a minimum of 7 days (for tents) and 14 days (for cabins) to cancel your stay and receive a full refund. If you cancel your stay after the deadlines there will be a $45.00 fee assessed.
Are tickets included in the rental of the site?
Tickets are sold separately. We do have heavily discounted rates available. Discounted Tickets are not available for the Haunted Graveyard Walkthrough at Lake Compounce.

Q: How do we book our stay?
A: Visit campbearcreek.com; if you are a group of 25+ please contact Anna at 860-583-3300 ext.6905

Q: Are there things to do at the campground itself?
A: Yes! There will be events available from crafting to movie nights! (May – September). We also have many family friendly outdoor recreational
activities to enjoy. Visit www.campbearcreek.com for a complete list of activities under the campground features and activities tab.

Q: What is your weather policy?
A: Bear Creek Campground is open rain or shine. Lake Compounce only closes when there is heavy lightning in the area. There will be indoor events available until the storm passes at the campground. We do not issue refunds or rain checks.

Q: Are there bathrooms located at Bear Creek?
A: Yes! There are public restrooms available at Bear Creek Campground. They are complete with changing areas and showers.

Q: Where is Bear Creek located?
A: Bear Creek is conveniently located in central Connecticut about two miles from Exit 31 off Interstate 84.
For GPS or Internet directions use 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010.

Q: Where on Lake Compounce property is the campground?
A: It is located in the wooded area to the left and rear of the Lake Compounce Parking Lot.

Q: Can we bring our own firewood?
A: Unfortunately firewood from outside the campground is not permitted, however we sell firewood at the camp store.

Q: How many people does the cub hut accommodate?
A: 4 people max

Q: Once I book, how can I obtain discounted tickets to Lake Compounce?
A: You can purchase day tickets at check-in, or purchase our summer pass which allows unlimited admission May 7th - September 5th (check operating schedule for dates and times) those can be purchased here: https://www.lakecompounce.com/plan-a-visit/tickets-and-passes

Q: Is a 2-day ticket to Lake Compounce really only $43.99?
A: That is 100% correct! All ages! (kids under 3 are free)

Q: What is the schedule for the tram to Lake Compounce from and to Bear Creek Campgrounds?
A: The tram usually operates from 1 hour prior to Lake Compounce opening and runs until 1 hour after (There is no tram service during October)

Q: I have a family of 5 and I noticed that the stay and play package for a cabin on a weekend includes a maximum of 4.  How will that apply to my family?
A: The package would only apply to 4 people, the additional person will have to pay à la carte

Q: I understand check in at 3pm but if I arrive early, am I able to retrieve tickets to Lake Compounce, spend the day there and thus check in after the park is closed?
A: Yes, we can check you in, put you on a waiting list (we will call you when your cabin/cub hut / or tipi is ready) But you and your family will be able to enjoy the park before check in.

Q: Does a ticket for Lake Compounce include access to Crocodile Cove?
A: Yes





860-583-3300 ext.6904 | 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol CT, 06010