Bear Creek Campground is located on the property of Lake Compounce,
New England’s Family Theme and Water Park: lakecompounce.com
Bear Creek Campground is NOW open for its 4th season through October 28th!
All of June is Hometown Heroes month! Book one night, get the next night FREE in any of our rentals. Valid with proper ID for firefighters, police officers. EMTs, and dispatchers.
A list of themed weekends and activities can be found under our campground, features, and activities tab.
Standard Tent Sites
• Electric hook up with 50/30/20 AMP capabilities
• 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 full size beds with linens, including sheets and pillows (comforter and blankets not included)
Two night minimum in all Cub Huts during weekends (Friday-Sunday)
| 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 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 - $43.99 +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.
Tent(6 people max)
|Deluxe Tent(6 people max)||
RV (8 people max)
|Deluxe Tipi(6 people max)||$74.00/night +tax||$89.00/night + tax|
Cub Hut (4 people max)
$89.00/night + tax
|2BR Cabin*||$174.00/night+ tax||$199.00/night + tax|
$154.00/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 holidays for Deluxe Tipi’s, Cub Hut’s, 2BR Cabins, and 1BR/ADA Cabins.
1 Day $34.99 (w/tax $38.49) Save over $9!
2 Day $43.99 (w/tax $48.39) Save over $43!
Summer Season Pass $55.00 + Tax, Platinum $84.99 + Tax, Diamond $124.99 + Tax
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 Discount save 20% — Must have valid ID
First Responders save 15% — Must have valid ID. First Responders include police officers, firefighters, EMTs and Dispatchers
Season pass discount saves 10% (platinum and diamond passes only)
Stay, Play and Save with our stay and play packages. Includes lodging, summer pass, food and games bucks. LEARN MORE
May Stay: Book one night, save 50% off the next night, in any of our rental units. Includes 4 FREE tickets to Lake Compounce. First three weekends in May only.
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 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 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!
Do you qualify for any of these great savings? Enter them in the Coupon Code box below!
Lake Compounce Diamond of Platinum Season Pass Holders - Save 10% with code SPASS17
Book one night, get the next 50% off with code MAY17
Good Sam Members - Save 10% with code GSAM17
Staying 4 nights in a row? Save 10% with code BCD4
Staying 5 or more nights? Save 15% with code BCD5
For a Detailed List of May Activities Click Here
May 5 – May 7 | 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 12 – May 14 | 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 19 – May 21 | 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 26- May 29 | 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 9-11 |
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!
June 16-18 | 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! PLUS Dad gets to enjoy a beer and burger soiree in the pavilion.
June 23 – June 25 | 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 30- July 4 | 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!
For a Detailed List of July Activities Click Here
July 14-July16 |
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 24-July 31 | 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!
For a Detailed List of August Activities Click Here
August 4-6 |
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!
August 11-13 |
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 18 – 20 Luau Weekend
Come join us for some tropical fun at Luau Weekend! The weekend where you can make your own Hawaiian leis, join in some Hula Dancing fun, take some pictures, & dance the night away at the Luau Dance Party!
For a Detailed List of September Activities Click Here
September 1-4 |
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
|TRAM SERVICE TO AND FROM LAKE COMPOUNCE|
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, 2017 through October 28th, 2017.
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 $42.99?
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?