Book your family adventure today!
Book your family adventure today!
Book your family adventure today!
Bear Creek Campground® is a one-of-a-kind family camping experience located steps away from Lake Compounce Family Theme & Water Park. Bear Creek Campground® provides one-bedroom cabins, two-bedroom cabins, cub huts, tipis, RV spaces and tent sites.
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April 1, 2020 - While we look forward to welcoming each of you to Bear Creek Campground this season, there is a great deal of uncertainty for us all surrounding the current COVID-19 situation.
Our highest priority remains the safety of all of our Team Members and Guests, and we’re closely following the guidelines set forth by federal, state and local government officials and health experts. Because of the shutdown of preseason preparations, we know we will not be ready to welcome campers as normally planned on April 24. While it’s too soon to confidently provide an opening date, please know we remain committed to welcoming guests to Bear Creek Campground this summer as soon as safely possible.
We invite you to check our website regularly and follow our social media channels for updates. Guests with specific questions can visit our Coronavirus Update Page, where we are answering some Frequently Asked Questions, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a visit scheduled for April or May, you will be contacted by our Campground Manager to discuss your options. We appreciate your understanding and value your support during these challenging times.
Thank you, and stay safe.
- Bear Creek Campground & Lake Compounce Management Team
Complement your stay at Bear Creek Campground with a visit to Lake Compounce Family Theme Park.
Discounted Ticket Pricing: 2 Day passes - $44.99 +tx | 1 Day Passes: $35.99 | Season Passes: Click Here!
*NOTE: Tickets are only valid during the summer and does not apply during October or the Haunted Graveyard.
Cabin 2 Bedroom **(8 people)
Cabin 1 Bedroom *(5 people)
• 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)
• 4 cots (up to 5 cots available)
Two night minimum in all Deluxe Tipi’s during weekends (Friday-Sunday)
• Electric hook up with 50/30/20 AMP capabilities
Standard Tent Sites
**All rates are subject to additional taxes and fees**
** Special discounted rates may not be combined with any other discounts**
*** $45.00 cancelation fee if canceled within 14 days of reservation for cabins, cub huts, and tipis, and 7 days for RV’s and Tent Sites***
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Please Call For Reservations at 860-583-3300 extension 6904 or
|DISCOUNTED LAKE COMPOUNCE SUMMER ADMISSION TICKETS AVAILABLE TO CAMPERS
One Day Admission: $34.99 | Two- Day Admission: $44.99
|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*
*Tram does not operate in October
|NEW IN 2019! VOLLEYBALL COURT|
|NEW IN 2019! HORSE SHOES|
|NEW IN 2019! GAGA PIT|
Q: What time does Lake Compounce open?
A: Our operating schedule can be found online here.
Q: What is Bear Creek Campground’s operating season?
A: Bear Creek Campground is open April 24, 2020 through November 1, 2020.
Q: When do we check in?
A: Check-in varies by site type:
Q: When do we check out?
A: Checkout 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 in the two bedroom cabin. 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, up to 5 cots, fire pit, and a picnic table
Q: What is included in the Cub Huts?
A: Cub Huts include two full sized beds, a mini fridge, Heat/Air Conditioning, cable TV, linens for the two beds (no blankets or comforters provided), close access to clean public restrooms, fire pit, and a picnic table.
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. A full refund does not include a refund of the $5 booking fee. If you cancel your stay after the deadlines there will be a $45.00 fee assessed.
Q: 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 www.campbearcreek.com; if you are a group of 25+ please contact Lesa at 860-583-3300 ext.6904
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 185 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 per state law. However, we sell firewood at the camp store.
Q: How many people does the cub hut accommodate?
A: 4 people max
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Dogs are allowed in the RV and tent sites only. They must be leashed and under control at all times. Note: Dogs are not allowed inside of Lake Compounce Family Theme & Water Park. Please remember to pick up after your pups.
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 Bronze pass which allows unlimited admission May 4th - September 15th (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 $44.99?
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 1/2 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/tipi is ready) so 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?