Summer is coming and for our family, it's hard to pick where to go.  For two reasons:

1) We can't afford to travel

2) We don't have the money to go anywhere

So we end up going to the usual crowded and commercialized vacation spots. However, if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature? Look no further than Timber Lake Resort, a 1955 campground located in the peaceful town of Mt. Carroll, Illinois.

Bill Stage
Bill Stage

Timber Lake Has Been Around for Decades

Established in 1955, Timber Lake Resort has undergone a complete transformation in 2003 with all new facilities and an emphasis on renewed hospitality. This hidden gem provides a perfect opportunity for people to escape their busy lives and reconnect with nature.

Bill Stage
Bill Stage

Living for the Weekend

Timber Lake Resort is an ideal weekend getaway spot, and it's no surprise that it has become a go-to destination for many. The campground is brimming with various recreational activities, and the weekends are especially lively.

On Friday nights, Ron, the owner, kickstarts the weekend with Bingo and the occasional roast of a longtime camper. The evening's entertainment continues with live music.  Could be local or could be national touring bands.

Bill Stage
Bill Stage

Live Music and Pool Party

Saturday is packed with various events for all ages, including a kids' bags tournament, Bloody Marys & Mimosas at the Margarita Bar, and a pool party. The pool party is an unforgettable experience with its kids' dance-off, the money dive, and the legendary whirlpool. The entertainment continues with bingo, specialty cocktails, and live music from talented artists.

And this year they've opened early!

Timber Lake Resort is a fantastic destination for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat from their busy lives. Whether you're a seasoned camper or a newbie like us, Timber Lake Resort is sure to meet all your expectations. Don't hesitate to visit this hidden gem in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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