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Timber Creek Campground

Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3273.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 7 Days
Number of Sites: 100
Reservation Status: Accepted Reservations accepted for the summer months, 5 months in advance. Call 1-800-365-2267.
Usage: Heavy

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General Description

Timber Creek Campground & Amphitheatre
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Timber Creek Campground & Amphitheatre
Timber Creek Campground is located on the west side of the Park, which is less visited than the east side. The campground sits near Highway 34 and the upper Colorado River in the Kawuneeche Valley. The Timber Lake and Colorado River Trailheads are within two miles. This campground is open year-round.

FACILITIES: Longs Peak Campground has 26 tent-only sites. Facilities include tables, fire rings, and toilets. Firewood, drinking water and ice are available during the summer months.

Directions from Granby: Follow Hwy 34 northeast, past the Grand Lake Entrance Station to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Firewood, drinking water and ice are available only during the Summer months.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
camping, single unit Call for Current Fee During the summer months, when
camping, single unit Call for Current Fee During the off-season months,

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Eddie (Piedmont, SC)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Nice campground. Good views from certain campsites. (some sections were closed for the season). The campsites were a little close together, and the tent pads were too small for two 2-person tents.
Conditions: Good weather (October), so no bugs. Plenty of shade. Campground is very well kept. A nice (short) hike to the Colorado river trail head is nearby.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: This was a very overly populated campsite. The charge for one night's stay was $20.00. There are people and RV's and tents wherever you look as well as, children crying, dogs barking, and RV generators running. We won't be back.
Conditions: Lots of mosquitos and noise. Well shaded campsites, though.
Water Availability: Plenty of drinking water to be had.

Filed By: Dave
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Timber Creek is an excellant place to stay or even a great place to take a break! It has cleaner facilities than I have ever had at a motel.I'm very serious. They come around 2 or 3 times per day to sell you fire wood and a small town is only 5 miles away. In fact, I'm taking or leading my cousin there this summer on our motorcycles. I know he'll love it.
Conditions: Perfect amount of shade, no mudd, no bugs,(for real), water at every site, friendly help, flat areas for your tent and/or trailor
Water Availability: Plenty, there is a hydrant near every site. Yes, plenty of H2O. Yes, there is water at of course Estes Park, then at the sovenier shop on top, and then at the camp grounds

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Just wanted to make a comment about some incorrect info. regarding the acceptance of reservations at Timber Creek Campground. They are NOT accepted, but credit cards will be a payment possibility starting in the Spring! And the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, including Timber Creek Cmpground is one of the best kept secrets around, especially very early or late in the summer season.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: I attempted to camp in early May, during the times the Los Alamos fires were raging. It was so windy, my tent blew away (in short, it sucked).

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Timber Creek Campground
ICON Fishing Colorado River and tributary streams.
ICON Hiking & Walking The Timber Lake and Colorado River Trailheads are within two miles.
ICON Scenic Driving Trail Ridge Road (Hwy. 34)
ICON Viewing Scenery general vicinity

Related Activities
Timber Lake Trail - This trail on the west side of the park begins off Highway 34 in the Kawuneeche Valley. It is a strenuous 4.8 mile hike up to Timber Lake.

Trail Ridge Road - Spectacular views can be expected from the highest (12,183 ft) continuous paved highway in the Unites States. Eleven miles of the road are above tree line in the alpine tundra.


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