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.
This is a great introduction to Rocky Mountain National Park. The campground is adjacent to the Colorado River, close to the Kauwuneeche Visitor Center and Grand Lake! There are plenty of bathrooms, and they have running water with sinks and toilets. The trails behind the campground follow the mighty Colorado, with plenty of sandy beaches to listen to her wonderful rips and riffles. Enjoy this busy campground as an intro to the area, and if you like something with less people, you can easily find something more rustic nearby. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, means get in early and you can likely find a spot as people leave, but will fill up around 1pm. This part of the park is closed during winter. Enjoy! Additional Highlights nearby : Don't miss Grand Lake - Colorado's largest natural lake!
After staying a night at another campground and checking out this campground, we switched up where we were staying in Rocky Mt. National Park. The beauty of this campground captivated us. It just had a 'good vibe' that we wanted to be part of. The sites are nicely spaced out, even though there is not much between sites for privacy. It was not super busy when we visited which was nice. Lots of wildlife around. Nice facilities and nice picnic tables at each site. This will be the campground we choose if we return to Rocky Mt National Park.