5.8 Average
     
Traverse City, Michigan

Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort

Traverse City, Michigan


Traverse City, Michigan
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Sites: 250
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.714248343214
Longitude: -85.495190213214

Elevation: 955' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.50 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.50
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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32 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been traveling since mid June, from Fl to BC Canada, the U P of Minn, Wisconsin and Michigan. This is by far the worst park we have stayed in (especially considering price).

Upon setting up, I couldn't find the cable connection. The front office assured me there was one and they would send someone out. That was 3 days ago. I hooked up to the site next to me. Sites are not level, very dusty with a lot of litter around.

Campground is layed out like a jig-saw puzzle with mixture of RV's, cabins, yurts, tents, etc. Showers are pay, no hot water, very poor pressure. Save your money and stay elsewhere. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
40 not level
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Not much grass because of mature tree's but no dust issues. Cement Patio was a nice feature. Neighbors were a bit noisy Saturday night but not too bad or worth complaining about. Cable TV provided with several channels but not HD, appeared to be more of a antenna type signal but obviously cable. Very nice club house. Were not advised that a $5 per day per person additional charge for more then two people on any site that stays. Asked for a late check-out and was advised yes at no charge till 3pm. Lot's of events planned in campground for kids while we were there. I would stay there again. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
116
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a great place to stay. The site we were on (131) was huge. I could have put 2 30' campers and two full size trucks on it. There was a bunch of activities for the whole family. Dodge ball was an awsome activity here. They actually have an enclosed sand arena with music, disco lights and even a sprinkler system that comes on while you play on hot days. There is even a park provided referee. The games are divided by age groups. It was very well organized and great fun. They have bike rentals and one and four man peddle carts. We rented the 4 man peddle cart and had a blast. The only negative is there seemed to be a lot of speeders through the park. By that i mean cars, trucks, golf carts, and bicycles. Also the wifi never worked but, that really wasn't a deal breaker. All staff I encountered was very polite and friendly. This campround i believe is a great campground and would definately come back. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
131
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

1). Participate in the dodge ball (im 41 yrs old and did it). 2). Go 5 miles up the road to Mount Holiday and zip line ( i did that too !!!!)

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Just stopped for two nights to do some sight seeing in Traverse City. If you have kids it is very family friendly. Lots for families to do. Price varies depending on what you want. We had full hookup plus a patio and cable so it was a little more. Also had a fire ring. Our spot was a pull through but not easily due to the trees and our neighbors truck. So we unhooked and backed in from the other side. Since we planned to unhook anyhow, that didn't matter. Our site was fairly level but others complained about theirs. Grass was high. Needed mowing. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We almost passed on this park because of other reviewer's comments but I'm so glad we didn't. Contrary to what others have reported, we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The park was very full but it was so quiet we overslept one morning. We don't have kids but there appeared to be many kid-friendly activities. Sites were level, hookups worked well and we even had a concrete patio. I would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects average cost with PA discount and non-discount days. Registration was fast. Had very little interaction with camp staff after that. Big park with a lot of sites. Loop road is new asphalt. Outer loop road appears to be oil covered gravel. Inner roads are gravel. Not all fhu sites include cable, so if you want cable, be sure to ask. Not sure if cable is available with PA rate. Water pressure was about 42 psi until the weekend when more campers arrived, then the pressure dropped to about 30 psi. Wifi was adequate for email and Facebook. Lots of trees that may interfere with satellite. Not everyone follows the dog leash rules or the 10 mph speed limit. No fenced dog area despite what the park map shows. Nice mountain bike skills park. Lots of walking/biking/atv trails just off the park grounds. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This was the biggest mistake we made in our travel across the country this spring/summer. Great ratings from Good Sam but what a disappointment. The staff was not friendly and acted as if they couldn't be bothered trying to help. The sites were dry, dusty dirt and mostly uneven. Apparently no rules with speeding golf carts, which were staff driven, which constantly created a dust storm. We actually forfeited our two week reservation and moved to another nearby resort. The final straw was when the park used a motorized blower to clean the "dirt roads" of debris which created a complete mess. Don't stay here! There were Class A, B, C and tents intermingled throughout the park. People hanging towel and laundry on lines they attached to trees. Horrible place. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
149
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is a big operation, lots of sites, keycard entry. You can see all the amenities and activities on their website- too bad most of them were 'closed' for our visit. Even though it was 'high season' and they were charging as such, the pool was 'under maintenance'. Dodge ball arena was closed, and it appeared the BMX track was closed, as well.

I liked the feel of the park; dirt and gravel roads, lots of cedars and trees. Our 30A, water, sewage was very spacious... but, not very private. The problem seems to be business management. Not only was the lady at the front desk VERY rude and not at all helpful, but they charge 'extra' for children. Go figure. The campground obviously caters to children and families. Great business model- put one person at the front desk to handle all calls and clubhouse management (in a campground this size), then penalize your target customer.

While I was checking in, the phone was ringing off the hook, and there was a line of customers behind me.

If they got their act together, and they'd have a real gem. Otherwise, avoid. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
117
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $68.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a horrible park. The list of negatives is long but among them are unkempt, unlevel dirt sites, narrow and dusty roads, no park supervision, dogs roaming unleashed, speeding by cars and golf carts, children driving golf carts, golf carts at night with no lights, a dirty swimming pool, $10 extra per night for cable, $10 per night extra per night for sewer, and a very mis-representative web site. We will never stay here again and will advise our friends that Walmart is a better option. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was our last 4 night leg on a two week trip. We reserved here based on recommendations from friends that stayed in a cabin last summer. Pulling in to the campground is a nice parking lot and newer looking lodge, store, and registration areas. This is where much of the pluses for our stay ended. First, a couple more pluses. The sites are large and this is a very large campground with lots of trees that were enjoyable at night. The playground is very nice and there is a unique BMX bike park. There are a lot of trails in the area we did not use. On the bad side, this campground is neglected and very terribly misrepresented by it's website. Our problems began at our campsite. There were 4 piles of dead leaves on the site. The site was large but the sewer pipes are a full foot above ground. We set up and went to the pool. It wasn't heated, wooden fencing had paint falling off it, and there was a kiddie pool that was out of service. It was full of water and debris. The main pool was not clean, there was a large dirt pile they covered with a mesh table contraption, and my 10 year daughter stepped on a rusty roofing nail near the drinking fountain. Their response had little concern and said they would let the maintenance person know. Looking at their 'Activities' section under camping, there were none of the following offered during our stay: Wagon Rides, Bike Parades, Heated Swimming Pool, Capture the Flag, Nighttime Glow Parades, Kool Kids Krafts, or Candy Cannon. The speed limit is 5 MPH but you'll have to drive slower or risk your truck and camper being violently shaken. Main lodge shower, $.50/5 minutes, was broken. Bathroom was dirty. Went to the other bathroom and the stall didn't lock, at least i was only walked in on once. Washing machines were all out of order, every one of them. The kids rented a 4-seater bike for $15 and the tires were very low. No one to come fill them. A couple of pinball machines in the lodge were out of order. There is so much potential for this campground but the owners just don't seem to care. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is nice and is very family oriented with lots of activities for kids. It is a rustic park with gravel roads and sites. The sites are very large and amongst the trees, so no satellite service was available. They do have full hookups with cable. The location is not too far out of town. We got a weekly rate discount, but still felt it was a little pricey. Not many options in the area. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

There were positive and negatives we discovered here. We had a full-hook up site in the back of the campground which was nice as the only thing behind us was forest and trails. Nice trail system here and a map was given to us at check-in. Great pool and lots of activities for the kids. Our site was large and mostly level. However, the interior roads in this campground are terrible - narrow, pot-holed, broken asphalt / gravel mix. The wide, paved entrance is very deceiving as to what the rest of the roads are like. Cannot comment on the restrooms as we did not use them, but I did see you have to pay for the showers. Laundry room was very dirty and only 2 of the 3 washers were operational. Staff member came and emptied the trash while I was there but didn't bother to sweep or clean the floor in any way. Wi-Fi was terrible and we only got a signal at the main lodge. Cable TV not available unless you had a 50amp full hookup (we had a 30amp). The owners dogs had the run of the place which, one time, made it difficult to walk our 2 ON-LEASH (as required) dogs as the loose one followed and tormented mine. Not sure we will return; perhaps if we find out they actually invest some of their profits on improving their interior roads! We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a pleasant place to stay with the kids. Nice pool area. Clean overall. Very friendly staff. Excellent camp store. A nice feeling of being in the woods, but in a well taken care of setting. A nice cross between a manicured RV park and a rustic park. Amazingly, insects were few and far between . No issues with mosquitoes. Good number of pull through sites. Cool little cabins; some even have air conditioning. Sites are well taken care of, and most are reasonably level. My family will definitely return. My one real gripe is that the restrooms were not as clean as I would like to see them. Not horrible, but definitely could be improved. Showers are pay stalls, so bring your quarters. It would be nice if the pay mechanism had a warning tone to let you know that your time was about to expire, kind of like a self serve car wash. Would like to see a hook or two put in the stalls so clothes, shower kits and or towels could be hung rather than having to lay them on the small mostly wet bench in each stall. Another thing to be aware of is the sewer connection at the full hook up sites sits approximately 9 inches above grade. So, depending on your site and the position of your rig, your sewer hose is running uphill at the connection. A good elevated hose support would be helpful to keep everything flowing nicely. Overall a nice place to stay. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here for 5 nights. This is a very busy campground. There are a lot of activities for children. The interior roads within the park are narrow and windy and I doubt that all of the sites are big rig friendly - I'd make sure to note if you're bringing a big rig when you make your reservation. Showers are coin operated. Wi-Fi is available in very limited areas of the park, if this is a necessity for you then make sure to mention it when you make reservations. My problem arose after I checked out. Six days after leaving the campground an additional charge from Timber ridge showed up on my credit card statement. After 3 phone calls to Timber ridge I was told that a staff member thought that there was a tent on my RV site and so I was charged a tent fee for my stay. This was done erroneously without my knowledge. I was eventually able to get the charges reversed. I have real reservations recommending a business that acts in such a manner. A 5 was the best that I could rate this park. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

I wish I had read the previous reviews before reserving 3 nights for our pricey "premium" site, but overall the camp was visually nice. Our site #64 was not level, picnic table wobbly and WiFi was extremely slow and/or not working. Showers are pay @ $.50 for five minutes only!! Thankfully, we had our own shower in rig. Camp employs a lot of young people who are friendly but not knowledgeable about restaurants, events, etc. Inside roads could use repair. It appears the owners prefer paying minimum wage to teens/college age kids, and are not putting much of their profits back into their campground. What a shame! They were not on site at all when we needed them for questions during our stay. At $55 a night, we would not camp here again nor recommend this camp to anyone else either. We camped at Timber Ridge Campground & Recreation Resort in a Motorhome.

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