AMENITIES: Tent camping is available RV hookups are available Pets are allowed Campfires are allowed Grocery store nearby Pool Game Room Playground Cabins Restrooms Showers Laundry Facilities WIFI is available Electric power hookups are available
Of course this campground has power hookups, and there is a supermarket nearby where you could buy groceries. Timberline Campground has a laundry machine room where you can clean garments. This is a great spot for tent camping, and for folks who like to play horseshoes this is a good place. At the gameroom you may play some fun games, and
there are unsurprisingly restrooms at this campground. Showers are offered at Timberline Campground, and there's a cool playground, so the young ones may have a glorious time. There is wifi at this campground, so you could connect
to the internet, and Timberline Campground is a fine spot for RV-ing. This campground has some gorgeous and comfortable cabins, and Timberline Campground has a good swimming pool for swimming in. Take that old doggie since you are welcome to take pets. You are allowed to have a fire at this campground. Nearby you encounter the Walnut Woods SP Ledges sector, a grade I-II bit of whitewater. It's a delightful 0.1-mile-in-distance bit on Raccoon River. This bit of Raccoon River is fitting for raft paddlers who haven't been whitewater paddling for so long. For your safety you have to always check conditions ahead of going whitewater paddling. Here at Timberline Campground there are plenty
of people from Waukee; Pammel State Park is a great spot to go. A game of bowling is enjoyable at nearby Val Lanes Recreation Center; scores of pretty animals may be observed at Blank Park Zoo.
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Other campgrounds near Timberline Campground, Iowa:
Timberline Campground, Waukee , 0 miles away
Timberline Campground, Waukee , 2 miles away
Timberline Best Holiday Trav-l, Waukee , 3 miles away
Badger Creek Lake Wildlife Management Area, Booneville , 6 miles away
Bob Shetler Recreation Area, Johnston , 8 miles away
Walnut Woods State Park, Des Moines , 9 miles away
Island Park City Park, Adel , 10 miles away
Dallas County Fair Campgrounds, Dallas County , 10 miles away
Lewis A Jester Park, Granger , 13 miles away
Jester County Park, Granger , 13 miles away
Paddling Rivers Near Timberline Campground, Iowa:
Raccoon River, Polk County , 8 miles away レディースティンバーランドブーツ> Class I-II - 0.1 miles long (Walnut Woods SP Ledges)
Public Lands near Timberline Campground, Iowa:
Walnut Woods State Park, Iowa , 9 miles away
Pammel State Park, Iowa , 20 miles away
Ledges State Park, Iowa , 22 miles away
Lake Ahquabi State Park, Iowa , 25 miles away
Spring Lake County Park, Iowa , 38 miles away
Golf Courses Near Timberline Campground, Iowa:
Sugar Creek Golf Course, Waukee , 1 miles away
Des Moines Golf & Country Club, West Des Moines , 5 miles away
Ponderosa Public Golf Course, West Des Moines , 6 miles away
Glen Oaks Country Club, West Des Moines , 7 miles away
Hillcrest Country Club, Adel , 8 miles away
Lakes Near Timberline Campground, Iowa:
Dale Maffit Reservoir, Dallas County , 7 miles away
Lake Halice, Polk County , 10 miles away
Current weather conditions at Timberline Campground, Iowa
Local climate location: PERRY 13 miles away
Outdoors Recreation Near Des Moines, Iowa Outdoors recreation in the vicinity of Des Moines, Iowa, the metro area neareast to Timberline Campground. Find info on campgrounds, marinas, hiking trails, ski resorts, lakes, beaches, parks, whitewater, golf courses and more.
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Colorado offers plenty of spots for high altitude camping. The Centennial State has the highest average altitude of all states, 6,800 feet above sea level, and 54 peaks with altitudes of more than 14,000 feet, known as "fourteeners." Campers come to Colorado to hike, fish, climb mountains and enjoy the scenery in the Rockies. Much of the state has been preserved as National Forest and Bureau of Land Management undeveloped land, giving you a fine choice of campsites.
The National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management allow dispersed camping, or camping outside developed campgrounds, on public lands except where specifically prohibited. You can camp anywhere, as long as you remain at least 100 feet away from trails, trail heads and water sources. Alpine soil above the treeline is very fragile; it can take years to repair damage from footsteps or driving in tent stakes. For this reason, alpine terrain is often off limits to campers. If you do camp in these fragile areas, stay at established campsites to lessen your environmental impact. You can find established high altitude campsites through the National Forest Service (nps.gov).
To further protect fragile high-altitude terrain, use camp stoves for cooking. Campfires leave scars that take centuries to erase. Even below tree line, campfires are often prohibited because of concerns about forest fires. Pack out your trash and dispose of human waste properly. Above tree line, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative and Leave No Trace recommend packing out human waste in special bags made for its disposal. Below tree line, dig a cat hole at least 4 to 6 inches wide and 4 to 8 inches deep. Strain solids from dishwater and carry them out with your trash.
Chance of Rain
The temperature in Colorado in October tends to be very predictable, so you can generally count on the forecast and travel light.
The temperature in Colorado in October is somewhat unpredictable, so be on the safe side and prepare for a variety of conditions.
The temperature in Colorado in October is highly unpredictable, so use the forecast as a guide, but be ready for anything!
Weather at altitude can change rapidly, so keep an eye on weather reports. Above 9,000 feet, you can expect snow during any month of the year. In the summer, afternoons often bring thunderstorms with lightning and hail. Campsites above tree line are susceptible to lightning strikes. If you're hiking, leave early and plan to be off the summit by noon to avoid lightning danger. Invest in a sleeping bag that will keep you warm on cold nights, and dress in layers so you're prepared for any weather conditions.
While camping at altitude, you may see whitetail deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and smaller animals such as pika and marmots. Bears are also active during warm weather months. When camping in areas of high bear activity, obey posted signs and keep your food in bear-proof containers. Cook away from your tent, and store the pots and pans you cook in, as well as your trash, away from your tent, either locked in your vehicle or in a bear-resistant container. Don't feed the wildlife and keep your distance when taking photographs. Keep your dog on a leash or under voice control, and don't allow pets to chase wildlife.
Dealing With Altitude
Land above 8,000 feet is considered high altitude, but those coming from sea level often experience symptoms of altitude sickness at 5,000 or 6,000 feet. At higher elevations, you take in less oxygen with each breath. Symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. For most people, symptoms will resolve on their own in a few days. Rest, drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet can help you feel better. Some people, however, will develop serious complications of altitude sickness, including mental confusion, difficulty breathing at rest and fluid in the lungs. This is a dangerous condition. If you experience these symptoms or your milder altitude sickness doesn't resolve, retreat to a lower altitude and see a doctor immediately.
Colorado State University: Learn About the Climate of Colorado
14ers.com: CFI and LNT an Educational Partnership; Keith Desrosiers and Scott Reid
Princeton University; Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude -- Acclimatization and Illness; Rick Curtis; July 1999
Leave No Trace: Principles
White River National Forest: Camping and Cabins
About the Author
Cynthia Myers is the author of numerous novels and her nonfiction work has appeared in publications ranging from "Historic Traveler" to "Texas Highways" to "Medical Practice Management." She has a degree in economics from Sam Houston State University.
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