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08/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
This campground is located right off I-25, so there will be highway noise, but it is situated on a bluff overlooking some spectacular views. A lot of the sites are difficult to get into - have to back in to many of them, and there are steep hills and gravel to contend with. Some of the spaces are "hollowed out" into the hillside, so you have dirt on 2-3 sides of your unit. But, there is a lot of vegetation, clean rest rooms, pancake breakfast, swimming pool, weekend hay rides, and some truly spectacular views from some of the sites (my favorite sites are 173, 174, 175). Beware - the trains do go by on both sides of the highway, so expect some train noise as well. Also, the town of Castlerock is great - some really great restaurants (one of a kind as well as national chains), a great outlet mall, and new movie theatres. It's also only a 25 minute commute into Colorado Springs, and I would prefer this campground to any of them that I have stayed at in Colorado Springs.
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park - great location, wonderful sites. Yes, it's expensive, but it is safe, clean, beautiful, with fabulous views and two rivers running through it. Paved streets and paved level lots that are large - count me in! Since each spot is privately owned, there will be some variation in the overall landscaping and maintenance of such. But, there weren't any that were horrible or unacceptable. Certainly better than almost anywhere you can camp. Huge laundry room with lots of washers and dryers - well maintained clubhouse and indoor pool/jacuzzi. Yes, I wish they had more garbage cans (only one place in park where you can deposit your trash), but we were here in the summer and didn't mind the walk. Lots of lots for sale, but this seems mostly because when the original developer finished and got out a couple of years ago, he had a "fire sale" on the remaining lots. Many folks already in the park bought up these lots for a song, and are now selling and hoping to make a tidy profit. I have no quarrel with that. And, I'm sure there are others that bought here and then couldn't get here as often as they thought they would and are now selling. Or, elderly couples who bought and one of them grew ill or passed away. This is quite a common occurrence with RV's and RV lots as most of you know. We really enjoyed our time at Tiger Run - we rode our bikes into Breckenridge every day on a paved path. Now that was worth the price right there!
08/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
This could be a great campground. The location is fabulous - right at the base of Mount Sopris and on the Crystal River. It's about 15 minutes from Carbondale. But, it needs a lot of TLC. The owners were very nice and would bring the honeywagon around when asked (no sewer hookups), but there was a lot of junk laying around and there are MANY full-timers, potentially illegal immigrants, living there in horribly run-down rigs (REALLY run down rigs - so bad you can't believe people are living in them). Our actual spot was great, right on the river, and the other folks staying there were super friendly, but the "shanty town" and all the junk laying around really would make us think twice about returning, which is sad because this has the potential to be a fabulous campground with a little bit of money, time and attention.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We were nervous about reading reviews of how close the campsites were at this park, but it really wasn't that bad at all. There are LOTS of trees in this huge campground (65 acres), so we had to do some maneuvering to get into our spot around a couple of them, but once we were hooked up, we were pretty happy. Friendly park - lots of Des Moiners and other locals like this park. Didn't see any full timers, but there were some folks camping for a month or two while they we were working nearby. Extremely well maintained park with friendly people. VERY quiet at night - no highway noise even though this park is easily accessible to I-80, you would think you were miles away. This park is in the country, surrounded by beautiful acreage homes, many of them high dollar horse farms. We came for the cycling on the Raccoon River Valley Trail - which is a beautiful trail. We were only a short 10 minute drive to the trail head and only a short drive to a modern, new Dahl's grocery store, etc. There's a nice public golf course nearby also. The weekends can get pretty cramped with tent campers and pop tops in the grassy areas. One of the draws is a well maintained stainless steel, inground swimming pool. Office has a small store with milk, eggs, RV items, etc. We really enjoyed our time at this park - ALL of the people who worked there and camped there during our visit were nice and friendly. My only minor complaint was the skeet shooting range that is on the acreage adjoining campground - they started in at 9am Sunday morning and didn't finish until 4pm. There was a championship on the 4th of July, so they tell me it was busier and nosier than normal. We never heard another peep the rest of the week while we were there. We'll camp at Timberline again.
05/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
This is one of our favorite little campgrounds. It's not for everyone, but if you like to cycle and like to be on the water away from the crowds, this is the place to be. It's a small campground right on the Katy Trail (Missouri's longest rail/trails - perfectly flat, pea-gravel cycling, running, jogging, walking). It is located 7 miles from the historic town of Rocheport, MO, where there is a lovely winery, bakery, wonderful little charming restaurants. The campsites don't currently have sewer, but they are adding them this year. They are also adding a dump station. They have lots of tent camping also. There is boat launch for the Missouri River. The RV sites back right up to the Missouri River and it is simply lovely with some of the most beautiful sunsets ever. The sites are gravel and grass and not always the most level, but not too bad. Fire pits and tables at all sites. Off the beaten path but also only a 20 minute drive into Columbia. You can also bike to Columbia on the Katy Trail spur - about 12 miles one way. The folks that run it couldn't be nicer and will even go into town to get items that they don't stock in their little trailside store. Again, it's not for big rigs or folks that want lots of amenities - but it is clean, charming, beautiful and only 2 hours east of Kansas City on I-70 - just fifteen minutes off the interstate. I love this place!
05/2007
rating [ 3/10 ]
Previous posts are correct re: just a big gravel parking lot, near highway and train noise (all night), lots of full timers in old, ill-maintained rigs, near an industrial area. But, the manager of the place was also very rude. When we pulled in, the place was pretty empty, so I asked if I could select my site - the woman got extremely mad and asked who I thought I was. I said I didn't mean to offend her, I was just asking since they seemed to have lots of space. She told me we could just leave if we were going to ask for stuff like that - like what? I just asked, very nicely, to pick my own spot. You would have thought this place was an upscale resort or something. I will never, ever stay here again.
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