Currently, we hold two launches a month, on the first Sunday from 12 Noon to 4:30pm, and the third Saturday from 10:00am to 2:30pm. Our launch site is located in Bear Creek Lake Park, in Lakewood, Colorado. To get to the park, take C-470 to Morrison Road, and head east on Morrison about 1/4 mile to the park entrance on the right. Go through the main gate (there is a $10.00/vehicle fee), and go left at the first stop sign. Go about 2 miles and turn left at the next stop sign. Follow the road to the parking lot on the right. Our launch site is at the Mountain View parking site. Large groups must get advanced launch approval which helps the organization ensure proper resources will be available.
Please note that the park charges $10 cash per vehicle to enter the park. The City of Lakewood uses that fee to maintain the park, none of that fee is paid directly to C.R.A.S.H.
Click here for Google Maps view of our launch site from which you may obtain driving directions.
There are some very important points to remember about launching rockets at Bear Creek Lake Park:
DO NOT launch any rockets at the park except during scheduled club activities. This is due to our club having insurance through the NAR, and established rocketry safety procedures.
DO NOT climb the face of the dam at any time. If your rocket should happen to land on the dam, please take the road up to the north end of the dam and walk across the top to retrieve your rocket.
Review the full list of our Club Launch Rules and NAR Safety Rules. Each launch will require a C.R.A.S.H. Flight Card to be filled out. These cards are made available at the launch site or you can choose to print your own flight cards and have them filled out when you arrive. If possible, print your flight cards on thicker, card stock paper.
Facilities at the park are limited, but include a pit toilet and and running water via a pump for emergency use during late spring and summer months.