Timberline Campground

(16 Reviews)

31635 Ashworth Rd, Waukee, IA 50263

515-987-1714

Official Website

GPS: 41.5773, -93.8734

Timberline Campground is located at 31635 Ashworth Rd, Waukee, Iowa 50263 with a total of 112 campsites. Before your trip to Timberline Campground, check out website at http://www.timberlineiowa.com/ or contact them through 515-987-1714 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

41.5773, -93.8734

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 41.5773, -93.8734

Amenities

Hookups 50 Amp 30 Amp 20 Amp water sewer Full Hookups
Connectivity wifi
Recreation playground swimming pool
Site Amenities big rig picnic table pull thru
Facilities dump station laundry rv storage swimming pool
Discount Clubs Good Sam
Pets pets

Overview of Timberline Campground


Longest RV Reported: 43 feet (Fifth Wheel)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Number of Sites:

112

Elevation:

951 ft / 289 m

Tent Camping:

Yes

Reviews of Timberline Campground

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  • Area Guides Avatar Greg B
    Ok for a short visit

    Reviewed 7/9/2021

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    Days stayed: 8

    We stayed here for 4 days, and spent most of our time visiting friends so didn’t spend a lot of time there. The pool was ok, the playground equipment was ancient, the game room needed serious updating and the “fishing pond” is completely surrounded by thick cattails aside from a couple openings. One half of the campground is wooded, th...moreWe stayed here for 4 days, and spent most of our time visiting friends so didn’t spend a lot of time there. The pool was ok, the playground equipment was ancient, the game room needed serious updating and the “fishing pond” is completely surrounded by thick cattails aside from a couple openings. One half of the campground is wooded, the other is basically an open field with gravel paths. I would only stay here again if I had a wooded spot. Packed in pretty tight, but easy to get in and out of. Staff was friendly, but got a little testy when they wanted to charge our friend a small fee to simply come pick us up, which she politely declined. Overall decent, busy place that could use some upgrades.

  • Area Guides Avatar NH2021
    Big Rig Friendly Barely…..

    Reviewed 2/9/2021

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    Days stayed: 9

    This review is our experience during our stay. This park is very conveniently located, the entrance to the park is very confusing. With a narrow one lane bridge to navigate with a 43’ fifty wheel was not ideal and the lack of signage for the office. The office staff was rude and unhelpful. The park is extremely dusty and was not ...moreThis review is our experience during our stay. This park is very conveniently located, the entrance to the park is very confusing. With a narrow one lane bridge to navigate with a 43’ fifty wheel was not ideal and the lack of signage for the office. The office staff was rude and unhelpful. The park is extremely dusty and was not a memorable or enjoyable visit. They need to take care of the entrance for larger rigs.

  • Area Guides Avatar Gail
    Nice campground

    Reviewed 27/6/2021

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    Nightly rate: $48

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 24

    We only stayed for a quick overnight and it was good. It is a very large campground and the sites are close together. Staff and park seem very well organized, very friendly. We stayed in the older part w lots of trees and grass but the bathrooms are older. The newer section has newer bathrooms but not many trees. Seems there are lots ...moreWe only stayed for a quick overnight and it was good. It is a very large campground and the sites are close together. Staff and park seem very well organized, very friendly. We stayed in the older part w lots of trees and grass but the bathrooms are older. The newer section has newer bathrooms but not many trees. Seems there are lots of locals camping there w children.

  • Area Guides Avatar Gail
    Very good overnight!

    Reviewed 26/6/2021

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    Nightly rate: $40

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 24

    We just stopped while passing through. They are very well organized, large campground w lots of amenities, very friendly staff. I highly recommend.

  • Area Guides Avatar Nancy
    Great place to stay!

    Reviewed 13/7/2020

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 8

    Site number: 18

    Car trouble led me to Timberline. My tow vehicle had to have service due to an engine issue and needed to find a park for my Airstream. Timberline was able to get me into a full hookup spot on a holiday weekend! When I asked if they could recommend anyone who could tow the trailer, Marta said that her husband would come get me! I was a...moreCar trouble led me to Timberline. My tow vehicle had to have service due to an engine issue and needed to find a park for my Airstream. Timberline was able to get me into a full hookup spot on a holiday weekend! When I asked if they could recommend anyone who could tow the trailer, Marta said that her husband would come get me! I was amazed! Matt came, towed me to the campground, and wouldn't take anything for helping me out. He said, "That's what we do." I would recommend this park to anyone looking for a lovely park and great people!

  • Area Guides Avatar Wuz
    Big Rig Friendly

    Reviewed 16/5/2020

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 29

    Big Rig Friendly. On the expensive side. Lots of Kids and Dogs.

  • Area Guides Avatar La Gitana
    Not for us

    Reviewed 12/4/2020

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    Nightly rate: $38

    Days stayed: 1

    We were only here for an over night. But site were super close together and our site backed up to a shooting range. Utilities were adequate.

  • Area Guides Avatar snelson600
    Great overnight

    Reviewed 12/10/2019

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    Nightly rate: $44

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 23

    We stayed here overnight just passing through the area. Although the 90 sites they have to offer are all packed into a smaller area, they seem to be laid out well for entering and exiting with our 36 foot fifth wheel. I watched a couple others come in with bigger rigs and they seem to have no issues backing into sites. Site was fairly ...moreWe stayed here overnight just passing through the area. Although the 90 sites they have to offer are all packed into a smaller area, they seem to be laid out well for entering and exiting with our 36 foot fifth wheel. I watched a couple others come in with bigger rigs and they seem to have no issues backing into sites. Site was fairly level side to side. Park was very clean and staff extremely accommodating. They are very good with the barking dog police. When I made my reservation, I had requested a pull through because we wanted to remain hitched up and depart easily in the morning. When I got to the office they had us in the back and that would not accommodate remaining hitched. But it was easily remedied, and we got our pull through. We were here in mid October and the weather had taken a turn toward winter. The washroom facilities below the registration office was kept toasty warm and very clean. They are adding another complete section of campsite. Wi-Fi was good where we were, it was nice to have the 50 amp to run heaters! You could hear the faint sound of I 80, but it was not enough to be a problem for light sleepers.

  • Area Guides Avatar Katie and Todd
    Great place, generally.

    Reviewed 6/8/2019

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    Nightly rate: $51

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 23

    We were glad to get a site day of on our drive through Des Moines. I was quoted $44/night over the phone for a W/E site but, after all their fees, actually paid just over $51/night. I would rather have been told the full amount when I asked initially. Our site was a level, easy pull through. The big, clean pool was a welcome relief fro...moreWe were glad to get a site day of on our drive through Des Moines. I was quoted $44/night over the phone for a W/E site but, after all their fees, actually paid just over $51/night. I would rather have been told the full amount when I asked initially. Our site was a level, easy pull through. The big, clean pool was a welcome relief from the heat! Showers were clean and warm with good water pressure. Dump station was easily accessible with a convenient hose for holding tank flush. The Rec Room left a bit to be desired with multiple broken/nonfunctional games. We decided to stay a second night so we could explore Des Moines for a day and were pleased that Timberline could accommodate us without having to change sites. Overall, a very good experience and would stay here again.

  • Area Guides Avatar parrsforthecourse
    Cozy place to stay

    Reviewed 26/11/2018

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    Nightly rate: $49

    Days stayed: 1

    We were passing through Des Moine for the night and were looking for a place that wasn't seasonal and allowed us to have full hookups. They turned off water for the season, but we were told that they would fill our tank if we wanted. Which we thought was really great. We were off the beaten path, but still really close to everything to...moreWe were passing through Des Moine for the night and were looking for a place that wasn't seasonal and allowed us to have full hookups. They turned off water for the season, but we were told that they would fill our tank if we wanted. Which we thought was really great. We were off the beaten path, but still really close to everything to go grocery shopping and top our tanks and truck off right in Des Moine. The campground was nicely maintained and we opted for a spot in the woods rather than the hill because it was so cold out. Our neighbors were quiet and it was just what we were looking for!

  • Area Guides Avatar EWPT
    Expensive and iffy...

    Reviewed 4/11/2018

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    Nightly rate: $49

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 20

    We were exhausted and sick. Coming from Portland and winding up here on the way home. Called to see if still open/available on October 30, lady owner said yes. To be honest, the place wasn’t so bad but I don’t like to be fooled with. At check in at 8:45 at night, the woman said an overnight site total was $47.13. But she ran the card a...moreWe were exhausted and sick. Coming from Portland and winding up here on the way home. Called to see if still open/available on October 30, lady owner said yes. To be honest, the place wasn’t so bad but I don’t like to be fooled with. At check in at 8:45 at night, the woman said an overnight site total was $47.13. But she ran the card and we paid $49.01. It was weird until I saw the $1.88 svc charge - obviously for credit cards. Thing is, she didn’t SAY anything! Didn’t even ask if we wanted to pay cash. That felt sneaky. We were led to the pull through campsite which was long but not level and, while another reviewer remarked the full-time residents are at least “neat,” it’s still unnerving to BE right next to them!? Another problem, the lady owner was so proud to offer her “heated bathrooms” in the basement of the main house. SKIP IT! OMG! No. Don’t do it. Oh! And if one more campground touts their WIFI I will go off! Yeah, sure, there’s WiFi - IF YOU’RE STANDING AT THE SOURCE! Stop it campgrounds! You can no longer use that as a selling feature!!!! We weren’t even 100 feet from the main house - nada! To sum up - There were many trees and it is off the highway, but if you stay here you will PAY and it might not be worth it!

  • Area Guides Avatar Meeker
    Great and beautiful

    Reviewed 23/10/2018

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    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 13

    Our stay was great with great hosts and friendly camping.

  • Area Guides Avatar Linschicks

    Reviewed 2/6/2018

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    Days stayed: 3

    Stayed there in November in our 42’ coach. Campsite was close to the city, but just far away enough to provide a very nice camping experience. We were welcomed by a helpful and knowledgeable staff, as well as a little wild life in the form of deer and wild turkeys. The grounds were clean and well maintained. Full hook ups worke...moreStayed there in November in our 42’ coach. Campsite was close to the city, but just far away enough to provide a very nice camping experience. We were welcomed by a helpful and knowledgeable staff, as well as a little wild life in the form of deer and wild turkeys. The grounds were clean and well maintained. Full hook ups worked well. Easy access on and off I-80 and very close to the I-35 interchange. Shooting club close by was a little loud at times during the weekend, but not awful. We will most definitely stay again!

  • Area Guides Avatar Papa
    Shady place to stay

    Reviewed 1/6/2018

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    Nightly rate: $42

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 13

    Good place to stay, owners are doing a lot of work to upgrade the park. The park needs to improve water flow through the RV area. I recommend this park.

  • Area Guides Avatar Doc Wilkes Trusted Opinions
    Not big rig friendly

    Reviewed 19/10/2017

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    Nightly rate: $42

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 61

    This park is rated highly by Good Sams. It has a ton of positives but has way too many drawbacks. We have a 40' class A and I could barely get my rig between two large trees into my full service lot #61 with water, sewer and 50A power. Very tight. Branches from trees hung down to a height I could reach up and touch, which is about 8' b...moreThis park is rated highly by Good Sams. It has a ton of positives but has way too many drawbacks. We have a 40' class A and I could barely get my rig between two large trees into my full service lot #61 with water, sewer and 50A power. Very tight. Branches from trees hung down to a height I could reach up and touch, which is about 8' but my rig is almost 13' high so had to plow through branches to park my rig. Hardly a level gravel pad in park, my coach could not level itself. Worst thing, a gun shooting range was about 100 yards from our coach, not 22 caliber but deer hunting caliber.. Our dog was traumatized beyond belief. Many positives but way too many negatives. We would not stay there again. Plus, they charge you 3% to use a credit card. Come on!!!! Read all reviews before staying.

  • Area Guides Avatar The Nerdy Nomads
    Nice park but sites are very close together.

    Reviewed 3/10/2017

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    Nightly rate: $42

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 30

    We stayed here in the off season for 2 nights and we enjoyed it. The park was clean and well maintained. The bathroom/ shower house is older but very clean. There is a pool but it was closed while we were there. Since we were there so late in the season, the park was relatively quite and empty. This was a good thing because if the...moreWe stayed here in the off season for 2 nights and we enjoyed it. The park was clean and well maintained. The bathroom/ shower house is older but very clean. There is a pool but it was closed while we were there. Since we were there so late in the season, the park was relatively quite and empty. This was a good thing because if the park would have been full, we would have been packed in like sardines. We had one neighbor in site 29A and after we opened the slide out, there was maybe 3ft between the two of us. If they had pulled in from the other direction, they wouldn't have had room to put out an awning. Additionally, the road in and out of the park is narrow and can really only fit one rig at a time. Another thing of note would be the loud and continuous gun fire at a nearby shooting range on Sunday mornings. We are both prior military have spent enough time on military bases that we can tune that noise out, but I can imagine that it would really bug some other people.We stayed in a water/ electric site for $42 per night (a bit pricey, IMO) but they have full hook up sites for $45. It is a Good Sam park so you can get a small discount if you are a member.Overall, we would come back but it would be in the off season again to avoid any possible congestion.

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 5 Users Last Reported 04/12/2020

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 3 Users Last Reported 10/12/2019

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