Bear Creek Campground is Open!

To streamline the check-in process, we are encouraging all guests to pay online prior to arrival. A link to pay your final balance will be sent to you via a confirmation email.

When you arrive, please stop at the security checkpoint inside the campground. Each guest is required to submit to a temperature screening prior to check-in. You must be wearing an appropriate facial covering to protect you and our Team Members. Any person with a temperature of 100.4°F or higher, or displaying other symptoms of COVID-19, will be denied entry and refunded for their stay.

Please note: Some amenities may not be available when we open. Please check back for more information as we get closer to our opening date.


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!

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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See the Lake Compounce operating calendar before you book to make the most of your trip!

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 - $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.

All sites include Wi-Fi, picnic table, fire pit, 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

Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $176.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $211.00/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.

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)   $156.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $191.00/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.

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

Weekday Price (Monday-Thursday Night)   $91.00/night
Weekend Price (Friday-Sunday Night)   $106.00/night

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

One Day Admission: $34.99 | Two- Day Admission: $44.99
*Tram does not operate in October

June Activities

June 5 - June 7 | Red Carpet Weekend

June 12 - June 18 | Sports Week

June 19 - June 25 | Father's Day Weekend

June 26 - July 2 | Retro Festival

July Activities

July 3 - July 9 | 4th of July Week

July 10 - July 16 | Magicians Week

July 17 - July 23 | Halloween Week

July 24 - July 30 | Christmas in July

July 31 - August 6 | Bear Creek Carnival

August Activities

August 7 - August 13 | Bear Creek Carnival

August 14 - August 20 | Backyard Beach Week

August 21 - August 27 | Luau Week

August 28 - August 30 | Back 2 School Weekend

September 4 - September 7 | Labor Day Weekend


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:

  • 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 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; 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 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:

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?
A: Yes