It's not Paradise but it's not the other place either! Owner quite pleasant, had our site reserved, and warned us about bad weather coming. There had been grass but the drought has ruined it. The site was fairly level, put pads under one side. Sites in back are larger and more shade but poor Internet, so we were in the front. There is a "Wi-Fi" station, in the community room as well as laundry. The bathrooms are concrete block, pink and white; toilet and showers have plastic curtains. We have seen better for $25. However, when the violent weather came we were grateful for gravel and concrete pad!! As a plus, the TV worked with our rabbit ears for the first time. We would stay again.
If you are considering camping here, read the other reviews carefully, especially the one from May 2011. The area has lots of large trees, but many sites are in the open with no shade, and with cramped quarters. Several areas are closed. One bathroom has no shower. Most of the full hookup sites are taken by seasonal/ full time rigs. The host is friendly but does not tell you which sites are taken. Many sewers are hidden by grass. The City charges the same amount for full h/up as w/e only, and the rate is up to $25. There must be somewhere better. We had planned on camping in Lincoln but wanted to get a bit further. We should have stopped, their w/e is only $15 with PA.
The other reviews have described the front of the facility, which is one mans collection of used RV's and cars and whatever else attracted him. Thus it truly looks like a junkyard. However, this may be my favorite campground ever. The sites are quite large and heavily wooded. One brother took us a tour of each site that might suit us for a more extended stay. The trees are old and huge, with spreading branches and weeping willows. Some border the Horicon Marsh. Many sites do not have sewer but it appears the use of a honey wagon is common in this state. Their PA reduction is on the base price, with w/e/s added onto that price. Their monthly and seasonal rate compares favorably with the two other campgrounds in the neighboring city. Do yourself a favor, ignore the front and enjoy the beautiful grounds. PS: there is also a parts shop, my husband required a wrench to use on the macerator, and the other brother has the special tool for $5.
We stayed here to experience the "up nort" high pines environment. This campground has many seasonal campers who are in the trees. Those who are not seasonal are in a meadow surrounded by trees. Sites are fairly level and the spaces not too too close, that is, there is about ten foot between each site and the next sites table. There are numerous activities for children and a store with excellent ice cream and large servings!! They even make pizza. That said, we were here on a motorcycle club weekend. Dozens and dozens of bikes and bikers, some with families. Because of the totally full campground, the internet did not work except in the office. Amazingly enough, the facility did quiet down about 11 pm. We would not come back unless we could be in the trees, but would note their Passport America policy is quite liberal. The staff were particularly helpful.
Camp Timber Lake is set in the woods around a small lake, a very lovely setting. The campground iwas exceptionally quiet the week we were here. There is no swimming but there is fishing and boating, facility rents boats. They accept Passport America for M-W thus the weekly rate is a bit less. Our site was level, and from looking around, others were also. A train runs by but is hardly noticeable. What is notable is the percent of sites used by seasonal RVers, that is, a full 30 or 40% are blocked off. Additionally, about half sites on the water have electric only. Site 34, where we stayed is right next to the showers, thus has safety lights on all night, this required shutting the shaded, blocking some of the breeze. Would advise against this site. Also, some folks light large fires then leave them burning all night. We love the smell of a fire outdoors but woodsmoke in the Rv can be an irritant. Would definitely stay again!!
We liked this campground . The sites have concrete pads, level, w gravel between the pads and grass around it. All sites have trees, but they are still small. There are no showers or restroom, as the facility was built for the oil and pipeline workers who had self contained rigs. Wi-Fi worked well at our site. The owner was the most fun. He is: a retired pipeline welder with many stories and experiences. Very quiet, basic campsite. We would definitely return.
We didn't plan to stop in Palestine, and we're looking for a place before town. This is a set of earthen sites next to an RV sales and service business. There were a few trees, a few spaces have shade. Mounds of fire ants right outside the door. Owner quickly spread powder over them. No showers no restroom no amenities to speak of, however, adequate for a stopover.
We are passing through Ky and wanted to stay at a state park, but, not the right place at the right time. This is a new park, there are trees at each site but 10-15 ft tall. Owner was available by phone to make arrangements, and onsite when we arrived. Site gravel, pretty unlevel. Grass around site for dog, no picnic table. On the other hand, Internet a full signal, very good.