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Timber Creek Campground

Ten miles north of Grand Lake Entrance, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Timber Creek Campground
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    4 of 5 stars
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Westminster, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Timber Creek campground is a first-come first serve. We made our way to RMNP around 12 and made our way through the park on a 4th of July weekend. We weren’t in a hurry as we wanted to make sure to enjoy it and show our friend from out of town around. Along the way we encountered Big Horn Sheep,... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

RMNP is breathtaking. This campground, Timber Creek, has obviously had its turn with the pine beetle. Still there are advantages to staying here. All sites are first come - first served and there are many sites. The campground roads are paved as are the campsite parking spots which keeps everything clean. There are campfire programs covering many subjects each evening.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The west side of RMNP is markedly different than the east side. Timber Creek campground was recently logged due to beetle kill, but is still a pleasant setting just steps away from the Colorado River. Our recent trip never saw more than eight of the over eighty campsites filled. The hosts did a magnificent job managing the campground and keeping... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Kampergirl gave a great review and I agree with about everything she said. We had no problem getting a site as there were few people in the park mid week. The park did fill up on the weekend though even in September. Yes, the park is very bare, but the views, wildlife, and helpful staff more than made up for... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

At first glance, this campground appears to be a hot, open field, in what used to be a nicely wooded creekside campground. We were thrilled to find sites open on a Friday afternoon in RMNP. Timber Creek campground is on the west side of the park and does not take reservations, so it is not as heavily trafficed as Morraine... More 

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