Bear Creek Flood Conditions

Bear Creek Canyon parks are closed due to rising flood waters. This includes O’Fallon, Corwina, Little, Starbuck, and Morrison in the Denver Mountain Parks. We’ve just received word that Evergreen Parks & Rec has also closed Evergreen Lake, and Upper Bear Creek Rd. is closed above the lake as well.

Photo of O’Fallon Park this morning, courtesy of DMP Operations Supervisor Matt Brown.

Voluntary evacuations are in effect for residents in lower Bear Creek Canyon, Evergreen to Morrison. Flood stage for Bear Creek is 9 feet. At 6:30 this morning, Jeffco sheriff reported that Bear Creek is at 8.8 feet.

Please respect all closures, and stay away from the area until this emergency has passed! Thanks for your cooperation.

Stay on top of flood information for Bear Creek Canyon at Jeffco Sheriff blog, or twitter at @jeffcosheriffco.