Timber Creek
Exact Location:
Lake County- where the NCT crossed US 10
Timber Creek trailhead
Timber Creek trailhead sign (photo by jhy)

Timber Creek is the name of the trailhead and campground where the North Country Trail crosses US 10. Confusingly, the actual creek that arises in the area is Tank Creek.

The trailhead is a fee site, with a daily self-pay station if you do not have a yearly pass or interagency card. Latrines, hand pump in season. There is a short spur trail beginning at the kiosk at the north end of Timber Creek Road to reach the main treadway of the NCT.

There are currently nine primitive campsites with picnic tables and fire rings. No electric sites. This is scheduled to be decommissioned as a campground, but will still serve as a trailhead for the NCT and the Ward Hills Snowmobile Trail.

Timber Creek wetland
wetland plants at Timber Creek (photo by jhy)
There is a nice diversity of plant material near the campsites along the small creek that flows across the middle. A short walk on an unblazed trail that leaves from the northwest campsite will lead you to the headwaters of Tank Creek.

Also see:
US Highway 10
Tank Creek
Ward Hills Snowmobile Trail

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The North Country National Scenic Trail is 4800 miles long, spanning eight states. For more information, visit the North Country Trail Association