A list of themed weekends and activities can be found under our features and activities tab.
Standard Tent Sites
• Electric hook up with 50/30/20 AMP capabilities
• 4 cots (up to 5 cots available)
Two night minimum in all Deluxe Tipi’s during weekends (Friday-Sunday)
• 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)
Cabin 2 Bedroom **(8 people)
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: $35.99 | Season Passes: Click Here!
*NOTE: Tickets are only valid during the summer and does not apply during October or the Haunted Graveyard.
* 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.
Season pass discount saves 10% (platinum and diamond passes only)
**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, cubhuts, and tipis, and 7 days for RV’s and Tent Sites***
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Bear Creek welcomes you and your family back for our 5th season! Join us for opening weekend as we engage in some fun arts and crafts and movie nights!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
The carnival weekend rolls into town the 20th of July this year. Carnival games, cotton candy, and even a dunk tank, join us for a good time at the fair!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 here.
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:
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. 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.
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 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/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?