Timber Creek Campground Comfort Stations No. 245, 246 and 247
Comfort Station 247
|Nearest city||Estes Park, Colorado|
|MPS||Rocky Mountain National Park MRA|
|NRHP reference No.||87001131, 87001132, 87001133|
|Added to NRHP||January 29, 1988|
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