Play by day. Camp by night.

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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The health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. In these unprecedented times, we have implemented enhanced health and safety measures to help protect our guests and employees.


We require that all guests comply with all posted instructions, which include the following:

  • Wear the appropriate facial coverings per CDC guidelines
  • Submit to temperature check at arrival
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water and avoid touching your face
  • Maintain appropriate (6 ft.) distance from others not in your travel party

While we are committed to enhanced standards in an effort to keep you as healthy and safe as possible, there remains an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place and any place where people are present. People who do not show symptoms can still spread COVID-19. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and persons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable and at higher risk for severe illness. Guests should familiarize themselves with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evaluate their risk in determining whether they should attend our facilities. If you or a family member are ill or think that you may be getting ill, please postpone your visit until you are well.

By visiting our facility, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Thank you for your cooperation. Let’s work together to keep each other safe and healthy.

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Learn more about what to expect this summer at Lake Compounce and Bear Creek.

We look forward to seeing you by the campfire!

When You Camp at Bear Creek, Save at Lake Compounce!

Complement your stay at Bear Creek Campground with a discounted visit to Lake Compounce Family Theme Park. Visit the campground store upon check in and grab one day admission for $28.99+tax, and two day admission for $38.99+tax.

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

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

** 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.

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

* 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.

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
• Max 4 People Per Site

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

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
• Max of 8 People Per Site

Special Discounted Rates & Group Savings

  • Book four or more nights save 10%
  • Book five or more nights save 15%
  • Good Sam Discount save 10%
  • Military save 20%
  • First Responders save 15%

**All rates are subject to additional taxes and fees**
** Special discounted rates may not be combined with any other discounts**
**Deluxe Tipi and Tent accommodations are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19**
*** $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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Save 10% at Bear Creek when you become a Good Sam Member!


Do you qualify for any of these great savings? Select them on the Discount drop down box at checkout!

  • Lake Compounce
  • Standard Season Pass Holders - Save 10%
  • Premium Season Pass Holders - Save 15%
  • Platinum Season Pass Holders - Save 20%
  • Good Sam Members - Save 10%
  • Staying 4 nights in a row? Save 10%
  • Staying 5 or more nights? Save 15%
  • Save on Weekday Stays

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Peak Season

May 28th – September 6th

Weekday Rates (Monday-Thursday)

RV (8 people max) - $47/night
Cub Hut (4 people max) - $95/night + tax
1 Bedroom/ADA Cabin (6 people max) - $165/night + tax
2 Bedroom Cabin (8 people max) - $190/night + tax

Weekend Rates (Friday-Sunday)

RV (8 people max) - $62/night
Cub Hut (4 people max) - $110/night + tax
1 Bedroom/ADA Cabin (6 people max) - $200/night + tax
2 Bedroom Cabin (8 people max) - $225/night + tax

Spooky Season

September 7th – October 31st

Weekday Rates (Monday-Thursday)

RV (8 people max) - $32/night
Cub Hut (4 people max) - $71/night + tax
1 Bedroom/ADA Cabin (6 people max) - $120/night + tax
2 Bedroom Cabin (8 people max) - $140/night + tax

Weekend Rates (Friday-Sunday)

RV (8 people max) - $42/night
Cub Hut (4 people max) - $86/night + tax
1 Bedroom/ADA Cabin (6 people max) - $180/night + tax
2 Bedroom Cabin (8 people max) - $200/night + tax

*Pricing is subject to change without notice

*Tram does not operate in October

This is just the beginning! Get the full list of activities at the campground store upon check-in.

Memorial Day Weekend: May 28 – June 3

Put your knowledge to the test with trivia on Friday night, followed by a family movie. Saturday, campers can participate in various crafts including tie-dye, and end the day with a dance party. Don’t forget to bring your bikes for the annual Memorial Day Weekend bike parade on Sunday!

Science Weekend: June 4 – 6

Get ready for an explosive weekend, scientists! Participate in various experiments throughout the weekend and of course, enjoy family movie night and a dance party!

Outer Space Weekend: June 11 – 13

It’s going to be out of this world. With cosmic crafts, bottle rockets, and creating your own planet, this weekend is not one to miss!

Superhero Week: June 18 – 24

A super week for superheroes! Throughout the week, there will be plenty of superhero-themed crafts, activities, and movie nights.

Family Week: June 25 – July 1

There’s no better place to spend some family time. This week, enjoy family game nights, movie nights, and participate in Family Olympics!

4th of July Week: July 2 – 8

Get in the spirit by kicking of the weekend with corn hole and lawn bowling competitions. Throughout the week, campers can make various crafts, participate in trivia contests, and listen to campfire stories.

Aloha Week: July 9 – 15

You’ll be transported to paradise this week! Make your own Lei’s, ocean critters, fish bowls, and so much more!

Halloween Week: July 16 – 22

Let’s get spooky! You’ll have a scary good time with pumpkin crafts, DIY costumes, spooky stories, and movie nights!

Christmas in July: July 23 – 29

Christmas came early this year and we can’t wait for you to join us! This week includes Christmas themed crafts and activities, a Christmas Carol sing-along, and Christmas trivia!

Rock the Creek Week: July 30 – August 5

Let’s get musical! This week campers can make their own instruments, put knowledge to the test with music trivia, and show off during the Talent Show!

Decades Week: August 6 – 12

Enjoy the best of the decades! With activities including tie-dye, lava lamp making, Pictionary, decades trivia, and more, you won’t want to miss out.

Around the World Week: August 13 – 19

Travel around the world, right in our campground! This week is full of crafts from different cultures, international trivia, dance parties, and movie nights!

Nature Weekend: August 20 – 26

This weekend, learn how to identify different types of leaves, participate in a scavenger hunt, and make a necklace with acorns!

Back to School Weekend: August 27 – September 3

It’s time to go back to school, but not without some fun first! Campers will make their own journals, bookmarks, and more! Don’t forget to stop by the pavilion for trivia, a dance party, and candy bar bingo!

Labor Day Weekend: September 3 – 6

End summer on a high note! Enjoy classic Labor Day Weekend activities including lawn games, family charades, tie-dye, and more.


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 26, 2021 through October 31, 2021. From April 26 - May 25, the campground will be open for RVs only Friday-Monday.

Q: When do we check in?
A: Check-in varies by site type:

  • Cub Huts, Cabins and Tipis: Check in begins at 3pm
  • Tents and RVs: Check In begins at 12pm

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 8 am daily and close one hour after Lake Compounce closes. Please note the 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; if you are a group of 25+ please contact Lesa at 860-583-3300

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 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 during the summer season (check operating schedule for dates and times) those can be purchased here:

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 3 pm but if I arrive early, am I able to retrieve tickets to Lake Compounce, spend the day there and 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?
A: Yes