Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Timber Creek Campground

Timber Creek Campground is located about 8 miles north of the Grand Lake Entrance and is open year-round.  This campground is situated at 8,900 feet.  At the Timber Creek Campground, there are 98 first-come, first-served campsites and it has both tents-only and RV campsites.  Maximum RV/trailer length is 30 feet.  In the winter 19 sites are available.  The recent mountain pine beetle outbreak has resulted in the removal of most trees so there is no shade in this campground.  Each campsite has a picnic table, fire grate, tent pad, and parking for more than one vehicle.  More than one tent is allowed, as long as they fit on the tent pad.  Campsites are limited to 8 people.   Fires are allowed in the metal fire grates.  Gathering of firewood and fire-starting materials is prohibited.  In the summer, firewood may be purchased with cash at the campground firewood sales shed.

National Park Service
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 30 ft.
Timber Creek Campground is located in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
40.3792 N
-105.8507 W
Get Directions
From Grand lake, Timber Creek Campground is approximately 8 miles north on Highway 34. You will be making a left hand turn into the campground. From Estes Park, take Trail Ridge Road (Highway 34 West) approximately 40 miles to the campground.
24 Reviews of Timber Creek Campground
Amazing Site.

Very near for a really nice walk along the Colorado River.


Great location, great sites, but a little cramped. However the generators were loud and took away from the experience of being in nature. Loved seeing the elk that came into the campground early mornings.

Beautiful location!

Basic restrooms and facilities but the views make this place 10 stars! At night there were elk everywhere.

lots of wildlife

Overall this was my favorite campground of the trip. Herds of elk passed right through the campground. Also had blacktail deer and a moose. If you’re looking for a PEACEFUL quiet campground, the west side of the park is the way to go. Also right along a river!

It’ll do

It’s amazing because you’re in RMNP but the campground itself is nothing special. It’s efficient, easy to find, right off HWY 34, bathrooms not a far walk. The views are great of course because, again, it’s in RMNP. If it weren’t in RMNP it probably would get at least 1 or 2 less stars. It’s not a campground to go and stay at but one to go and sleep at in between adventures in RMNP. I will say it’s right by the headwaters of the Colorado River, which is more like a large stream at that point, and there were people going fly fishing so that me another reason to camp at this campground.

Great laid back campground

Timber Creek is set down in the valley just off of Trail Ridge Road near Grand Lake, CO. The smell of campfire smoke fills the air. Campsites are very well maintained and all have fire rings.


One of the most amazing campgrounds I’ve ever been to! Wildlife everywhere! Sites were close together but very well maintained, very nice bathrooms. Will definitely come back here!

Awesome campground.

This is an awesome campground after finishing trail ridge road. There were lots of elk near our campsite. Fires are allowed & pets are also welcome. The bathrooms were super clean & there are washing sinks outside of the bathrooms for dishes, etc.


Spacious, friendly staff, friendly visitors, beautiful sites from your tent area, beautiful drive to get there, just all around the most perfect camp site I’ve been too. (A bit cold at night so bring blankets!)

It has been years...

When I was a teenager, my family came here every year. The trout fishing was always great, wildlife viewing fantastic, and stargazing doesn't get much better. The beetles damaged many trees, causing a safty issue: no one wants a tree falling on their tent or camper at 4 a.m., so all of the mature trees in the campgroud were taken out a few years ago. Bathrooms are available within easy walking distance of each camping area. Showers are not available here, but there is a place in nearby Grand Lake that offers pay showers (always clean in my experience, as well as other reviews I have read) Bear-proof lockers are available. It is highly recommended you use them. Make sure you take the trail out the back of the campground to the nearby Holzwarth Ranch (Also known as Never Summer Ranch) If you're lazy, you can drive, it isn't far. Lots of great hiking trails, and it is quite near Grand Lake if you need to replenish supplies.