Description

Come ponder the view at Ponderosa Campground. Family campsites and a mountain stream, all under the protective canopy of Ponderosa, Pine, Oak, Madrone, and Sycamore trees. Campsites come with all the important fixings, and are both tent and RV friendly. Ponderosa Campground is situated by the Nacimiento River, making it perfect to catch a fish or swim like one. Nearby trails Continue reading...
Come ponder the view at Ponderosa Campground. Family campsites and a mountain stream, all under the protective canopy of Ponderosa, Pine, Oak, Madrone, and Sycamore trees. Campsites come with all the important fixings, and are both tent and RV friendly. Ponderosa Campground is situated by the Nacimiento River, making it perfect to catch a fish or swim like one. Nearby trails offer waterfalls, massive redwood groves, and open meadows. So drop your cell phone in a ditch (or a recycling bin) and get ready to unplug in the Big Sur wildlands.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
22
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Boating
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Ponderosa Campground

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Hipcamper K.E.
No recommendation provided

Beautiful campground and chill camphost. This site would be great for late autumn or late winter. I had read yelp reviews regarding an insect problem at the campground which is sadly true. The flies made it unbearable for one of our guests and they left early. There were dense clouds of flies all day and would only clear once it cooled off at night. Moving around the site or even hiking did not slow them down.

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Hipcamper Kianna
No recommendation provided

I came here on a solo camping trip in March 2018 for a few days. When I came to Ponderosa campground, it was $25 a night.
The campground itself is beautiful. It's pretty nicely spread out too. It is right by a creek, which was completely flowing when I visited. There were so many birds, it would be a great place for bird watching.
There is no service out here, so be aware of that. It also got below freezing at night when I stayed so make sure you have the right sleeping bag. Each campsite has a picnic table, a firepit (which you don't need a separate campfire permit for)
I will definitely be returning.

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Park
Los Padres National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-6640
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
36.005° N, 121.376° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 22 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)