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Timber Creek Campground

Ten miles north of Grand Lake Entrance, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were hoping we could get in on a 1st come 1st serve campsite and got lucky with Timber Creek on a Saturday morning. Our spot was towards the back against some trees so we had some shade, although we were gone most of the day so the sun wouldn't have mattered too much anyway. The sites have nice cement... More 

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the field is quite open so you can see your neighbors, space between the sites is enough to feel like you have good privacy. The views will also detract for looking around. We chose a spot close to the trail to the river for it's proximity to it, big trees to relax under for shade and the bathrooms that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are new to camping (only had our tent for 2 months and used twice) so I don't have much to compare it against, but I brought our tent along hoping to find a chance to use it. After driving the Trail Ridge Road and being mesmerized by the beauty I pulled in just to check out the site. Amazingly... More 

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Avondale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The campground is first come-first serve; we arrived late morning and there were still some spots available. A nice family that was packing up saw us looking and let us know we could have there spot as they were leaving. So nice!! We paid and set up once they left. Rangers frequently patrolled and were extremely friendly and gracious. We... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I made the trip through Estes Park and decided to stay at Timber Creek for the evening to camp. The size of the campground was perfect and due to the time of year was fairly busy. The campsites were pretty close however we still had our privacy. They offered clean bathrooms with running water and electricity. It... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stayed one night at Timber Creek over Fathers Day weekend 2015 with my husband and another couple. Even though the entrance board to the park said the campground was filled, it was not, there were TONS of open spots. Trees have been removed due to beetle kill but the campground was still nice and had good scenery. Bathrooms were clean... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Because of the pine bark beetle infesting the lodgepole pines that once dominated Timber Creek Campground, the Park Service had to remove almost all of the trees--all dead or dying--to prevent them from falling on people and vehicles as hazard trees. So the campground is wide open. No privacy when you are outside...but I did not find this to be... More 

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Buena Vista, Colorado, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you want to be constantly watched and harassed then this is the campground for you. Their wannabe park ranger volunteer Donnie Balance does nothing but run around in her golf cart looking for campground violators!!! No generators except certain times; dogs on leashes; and watch those elk - they travel at 35 mph don't ya know!!! And that isn't... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I really enjoyed this campground! Though there were no trees I loved the open to see all the wildlife that came through. Herds of elk came through a few times in early morning or evening and listening to the sounds they make was great. I got to see a momma moose and it's baby wonder through the edge of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Timber Ridge is a first come first serve campground on the west side of RMNP. It is the ONLY campground on this side, and you are definitely roughing it here more than the east side- water & toilets only. The west side of the park is basically one big swamp- the headwaters of the Colorado R. The stream and swamp... More 

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