What a gorgeous park this is! The sites are very well separated from each other and Virginia's system is that you get to choose your site after you check in. The only drawback is that many sites are not level which is more of a concern for motor homes than for trailers. The hiking around the park is excellent. Don't miss the CCC museum and the delightful 85 year old ranger posted there!
As the previous reviewers have noted this park is in a beautiful wooded setting, nestled around a lake. The lake is stocked and fishing is free for campers with no license required. Swimming is allowed in a smaller pond next to the large lake. The grounds are well kept although we did notice some trash here and there. We did have some issues though. First, few of the sites are level, especially those that are not occupied by seasonal campers. We had to block up the rear wheels of our motorhome so they'd stay in contact with the ground when we put the levelers down. One of the reasons we picked Camp Timber Lake was because previous reviewers had noted that it was quiet. It was anything but! They are constructing an addition onto the office and the hammering, banging and construction equipment noise went on all day and into the evening. Then there was the shooting. Neighbors evidently have a shooting range and we heard everything from small arms fire to what sounded like artillery! On the plus side, the owners were very friendly and provided an ice cream social on Saturday night that was much appreciated.
If you want peace and quiet this is the place! We were in the last camping loop and never had more than 3 neighbors in the 2 days we stayed. The grounds are beautiful lush grass that is well maintained. There are miles and miles of hiking trails throughout the park, if you're so inclined. We did have a couple of problems. First the trees need trimming badly. While we were backing into our site a branch hooked our TV antenna and ripped it off the roof! Then our RV acquired a dislike for the 30 amp GFCI breaker in the power pedestal. It worked fine all of the first day but then wouldn't hold just at bedtime. One of the maintenance workers changed out the breaker the next day but it too tripped quickly. The worker said this is a frequent occurrence with many RVs and some just leave, not being able to find a site where the 30 amp breaker doesn't trip. We wound up moving to a site with a 50 amp, non-GFCI breaker and had no further problems. It is also a challenge finding a level site. All but a handful slope one way or another. We would definitely camp here again: assuming we could find a level site with 50 amp service!
We spent a quick overnight here and that was all we needed, and wanted. We managed to find a pull-through site because the site behind us was unoccupied. The electric service worked well. The water pressure was about 80 lbs. so make sure you use a regulator before you hook up. Many of the other campers seemed to be permanent: antique old RVs that don't appear able to be moved, even though there is supposedly a 2 week stay limit. We didn't have any problem but did not feel secure either. Although we didn't use them, we did check out the restrooms to see if improvements have been made since the last review. We are happy to note that security locks are now in place on the entry doors to the restrooms, meaning the general public does not have access. The facilities appeared to be clean but as a previous reviewer stated, there is no enclosed dressing area for each shower and probably no economical way to fix the situation either since all walls are concrete block. It was noisy at night too. The park borders busy US Hwy 34 and the trains are not far away either. We heard train horns all night long as they issued their warnings at the many grade crossings. All in all we were glad we were only staying one night.
We spent a great 4 days at this park and loved every minute. We were lucky enough to get one of the level sites: many are not. The electric service worked well and we took on water at one of the hydrants conveniently located throughout the park. Walnut Creek Park has hiking trails that circle around the lake areas and we were surprised to find one that lead to a huge off-leash dog area that included beach access to one of the lakes! Very quiet at night although there was a concert in progress at the nearby amphitheater one evening. Note that the camping fee has been raised to $16.00 a night: still a great bargain!
We stayed here for 2 nights while in town to have work done on our RV. As such it worked out great for us. Everything is gravel - the roads and the sites. There is only grass in 2 areas, both of which are off-limits to pets although there is a small fenced in dog walk area. The staff was friendly, the park was neat and the hookups worked well. The Wi-Fi was a bit unpredictable, at one moment being lightning fast and the next being unavailable.
This park served our purpose as a one-night stopover with hookups. The entire campground is on a hillside meaning the sites are terraced and very close to each other. There is barely room for a small table between your RV and the drop off down to the next site. As other reviewers have noted, the turns are tight but we made it in with our 34' Class A leaving our Jeep toad hooked up. We were told that sites within 100' of the office would have Wi-Fi but it was pretty weak even though we were within that radius. We agree that the water tastes awful! Be sure to arrive with an ample amount in your fresh water tank or bring bottled water for drinking and brushing your teeth. The water is OK for flushing the toilet but that's about it. Light sleepers beware - the location is right on the interstate and the railroad is just across the river. There are a lot of what appear to be permanent residents in ancient RVs that probably haven't moved in years but we had no trouble with anyone.
This is an older park, kind of eclectic but a great place to stay while in the Buena Vista area. The owners live right on the premises and work hard to keep it up and were very accommodating, even bringing our mail to our door. The sites and roads are all gravel but we didn't notice any problem with dust. The sites are well spaced. There are a few permanent residents in the park living in mobile homes but they are kept up and very neat. The only thing that could be added in our opinion is an off-leash dog walk area. We would definitely stay here again.
This is an awesome park and great location to visit areas both north and south. Just 10 miles south of Montrose and all the major shopping opportunities - Walmart, Target, Penney's, Home Depot, etc. An easy drive to Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the north or Ouray and Silverton to the south. Lots of opportunities for Jeeping and friendly folks to go with. All sites in the park are pull-through with plenty of room for big rigs. Hookups worked great as did the Wi-Fi. The two work camper couples took very good care of the place and were terrific to deal with. The campsite arrangement is a bit odd in that you every other site is a pull-in in the opposite direction meaning that you share a grassy space with your neighbor. The only downside is that it is right on a major highway which means traffic noise otherwise it would be a 10.
This is a good place for an overnight or as a base camp to explore the area around Farmington. It's basically a gravel parking lot with paved pads for the RVs. Pop was very accommodating, had a great list of local places to visit, and a map showing where everything was in town. There is a small dog area with nice grass at the front of the office. Not much ambiance here but it served our need for a good overnight stop well.
We had a great 3 day stay at this park. The hosts on site were very accommodating; even shuttling us to the auto parts store when our Jeep broke down. Many of the sites are not level so be prepared with additional leveling equipment. Very nice playground, right on the Rio Grande, and next door to the very interesting Coronado Monument. Dog friendly, but not a lot of good places to walk the dog. Each site has a little shelter over the picnic table. We would definitely stay here again.