Timberline Campground

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31635 Ashworth Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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GOOD SAM RATING (?)
Facility

8.5

Restrooms

9.5

Appeal

9.5

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The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.

How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.
All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.

Completeness of facilities

10 / 10 / 10
The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.

Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers

10 / 10 / 10
The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.

Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.

Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality

10 / 10 / 10

This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

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Last Year's Rate:
$36.50 to $42
Season:
Apr 1 - Nov 1

Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Camper Vans Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Spaces Available (105)
Width (25)
Max Length (60)
Gravel Sites (105)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Side-by-Side Hookups
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (38)
Water Only (67)
Electric Only (67)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (44)
Pull-thru Size (25 x 60)
Back-ins (25 x 55)
Room for Slideouts
Site Length (60)
Patios
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (7)

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (3)

Tenting

Overflow Area
Dedicated Tenting Area

Internet

WiFi

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Swimming
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Game Room
Playground
Pavilion
Nature Trails

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Groceries
Onsite RV Service
RV Storage
Guest Services
Self-Service RV Wash
Onsite Rentals (3)
Restrooms

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Timberline Campground
Avg Rating 1.88 Timberline Campground (8) Reviews
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interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
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cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
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the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
Reviews: 4
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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We made our reservation for Timberline at the last minute on the last leg of our summer vacation. The first thing I want to say is that visually this resort/campground is gorgeous. Mature trees are everywhere, the sites are large. There is a beautiful playground for the kids and the pool is kept up beautifully. Initially I was thrilled with the facility. Then on Sunday morning we were suddenly aware that gunfire was going off VERY close to our campsite, which was near one end of the campground. There is a corn field adjoining the facility and gunfire was almost continuous on Sunday morning coming from that cornfield. I am one of those people who is just not use to gunfire going off in fairly close proximity to where I am! My husband, during checkout, asked the manager about the gunfire and it turns out the Des Moines Gun Club meets most weekends right next to this campground. I have to admit that as much as I loved the visuals of this resort, we will not be returning for this one reason. I would love to give it a higher score but cannot simply because of the gunfire. If you are camping with a dog who has storm phobia or is gun-phobic (as we were!) this is one campground to avoid.
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Date of Stay: June, 2015
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Packed in like sardines! Maybe ok for a quick overnight while traveling! Our camper door faced the neighbors door and only one of us could put out our awning. Definitely not a place you would want to spend much time. They have a nice swimming pool. Gun firing range on other side of surrounding hedge!
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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We stopped at this campground based on Good Sam ratings. I was really surprised this campground got a high rating. The pull thru lot we were placed in was not level There were tree branches that could of damaged the top of the RV. When we were pulling out, we had to back out of our site and drive through another site to prevent damaging the RV. The only good thing about the bathrooms was they were clean. They were very old & out dated and the bathroom stalls were confining, your face was right at the door.
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Date of Stay: October, 2015
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I give this review from the perspective of an RVer. That is to say we are not campers. This is a great place to stay. Some folks don't care for the gun club next door but you get used to it. The dog got used to it too. Our site was level enough that the RV took care of the difference. We were assigned a spot that trees didn't interfere with the satellite dish. Nice full hook-up site. Pool is closed; don't care. Don't use restrooms. This is our third stay here. We will be here for the month of October.
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Date of Stay: July, 2015
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We thought the Managers were very rude, like you were a bother to them. The sight we ended up in was TERRIBLE. It was all gravel (what little of it was there) with little to no room on either side of the camper. No fire ring for evening campfire, Just an all around bad experience. We will NOT be back.
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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Horrible does not begin to describe the experience we had here. And that was before we ever set up. After checking in we went to the site they assigned us to find that we could not get into it. The adjoining campsite occupant had blocked the mutual entrance. We went back to the office and instead of offering to go knock on their door, she suggested I do that. Then offered us a different site. That site turned out to be occupied, so I took the next available one tow sites away. Supposed also a pull thru, the gravel ended and the "pull thru" was onto grass between two vehicles. I walked up to the office to let her know and she told me we could NOT HAVE THAT SITE. There was a rally coming in the next day and that site was already reserved. By the way, it was dark and raining. She offered me a third site, a back in, and I refused. I told her I was not going to keep driving my $45000 camper around in the rain in an unfamiliar campground, just to find out I couldn't have that site either. About then her husband came in and unwillingly offered to go knock on the door of the guy blocking the first site. We spent 30 minutes trying to get into that site after that, in the rain. Most of their sites are too small and angled oddly. None of the roads are one way, like most campgrounds. She never offered a refund or discount for the trouble. How can they not know who is where? Or let someone block another site? They seem completely out of touch with the needs of campers. The "Dump Station" was at a T-intersection, at the top of a hill, not anywhere near level or with enough room to actually use it, so we did not. The area is indeed beautiful, but for what I had to pay and the problems I had I will not stay there again. How they have such a good rating with Good Sam is beyond me, unless it is old. Horrible owners, horrible setup.
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Date of Stay: May, 2016
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We called the RV Campground in advance to set up our reservation and informed the lady on the phone when we needed the space and how long our 5th wheel (43 feet) was and that we wanted a pull through. She stated all they had available for the dates we requested was a site with electricity and water only. This was a busy weekend and she stated all sites were spoken for. As we called several other places and there were no spaces available, we accepted the reservation at Timberline. When we arrived the lady in the reservation office was very rude and acted like it was a problem to register us. Our assigned site (81) was tiny even though we asked her if the site would be big enough for our brand new 2017, 43 foot 5th wheel, she assured us it would be. There was a young tree planted right next to our assigned site which tore a whole in our RV roof! The whole park is so very small with no room for maneuvering (I am an experienced RV operator). We were worried that we would not be able to get out the next morning as the sites were so small and tight. You could not park your vehicle next to your RV as there wasn't room to do so. The restrooms were also very tiny and needed updating. The door is right there in front of your face, very little room. The way the RV park entrance is set up, you are stuck in a long line as there is only room for one RV at a time to check in. One of the reasons we chose this park is because it is a Good Sam Park. I don't think I will completely trust that stamp of approval again. Still trying to understand why this RV Park has such a high rating and think this park should be re-evaluated. The electricity/water site we were assigned was $41.27 per night and I believe the Full hook-up sites were 42.00 or 43.00 per night. I will definitely not stay at this RV Campground again and would not recommend it to anyone.
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Date of Stay: May, 2016
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NOT RECOMMENDED FOR RVS 40 Ft or above. Sites too small. On first entering this is a visually attractive campground. But problems began when we were sandwiched between 2 RV's groups who had no considerations of their neighbors. Could not open our awning the whole week, barely got our slide open, & could not use our picnic area. Right next to a Shooting Range (gunfire every afternoon). No security in area at night led to neighbors partying until after midnight each night. Dogs running loose all time. TERRIBLE PARK.
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Directions

From Jct of I-35 & I-80 (West Jct), W 5 mi on I-80 to CR-R22 (Exit 117), N 0.9 mi to CR-F64 (Ashworth Rd), E 0.4 mi (L). Don't rely on GPS. Call to verify GPS directions