Timber Creek is located on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, about 20 minutes north of Grand Lake. It sits at 8,900′ (2,713m) in the Kawuneeche Valley, where the Colorado River begins.
The campground is located in a large, open meadow without much shade, but the slightly higher elevation generally keeps it cool year round. (The campground used to be fairly forested, but most of the trees were removed after being killed by mountain pine beetle.)
There are 98 RV (30′ limit) and tent sites available. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, with access to potable water and flush toilets (no showers).
The Colorado River runs close by, and it’s not uncommon to see moose wandering through the campground. The amphitheater hosts periodic ranger programs.
Firewood is available for purchase. For other purchases, you’ll need to head to Grand Lake. Pets are allowed in campgrounds, but not on trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The campground is closed in the winter.
Timber Creek Campground is rarely full, so it’s a good bet for last-minute travelers. It’s also a good choice for people who want to stay in the National Park, fishermen, moose lovers, and people who want to be closer to Grand Lake.
Note: there is no cell phone reception here, but there is an emergency phone at the ranger station.
Timber Creek Campground Map
General Information About Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact Timber Creek Campground
For information only, call (970) 586-1206. This campground does not accept reservations.