Ponderosa Group Campground


A developed group campground with the following attractions:  Hiking, fishing and boating. At Lake Isabel, non-motorized boating, and fishing. St Charles Creek is close to the campground and may be fished. Access to motorized and non-motorized trails including Cisneros, St. Charles, and Snowslide.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet Hours 10 pm to 8 am
Check in : 2 pm
Check out is 12 pm
Reservations: 1-877-444-6777
Fees $75 per night 0-60 persons
$75 per day/day use 0-60 persons
$150 per day/day use 61-120 persons
Go to www.recreation.gov for reservations and more info on fees.
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. 2 night minimum on weekends.3 night minimum on holidays. Maximum overnight occupancy is only 60 people. Maximum day use occupancy is 120 people. Maximum number of vehicles allowed 28.
Closest Towns: Rye, CO
Water: drinking water from a hand pump
Restroom: Vault Toilet accessible toilet
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


Located in south central Colorado, 43 miles southwest of Pueblo. From Pueblo, go 25 miles south on interstate 25 to exit 74. Go west 18 miles on state Hwy 165. Turn into the south entrance at Lake Isabel, go 1 mile and look for the Ponderosa group campground signs.


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Group Camping

This group campground has a covered picnic shelter that seats 25 to 30 people. There are 2 grills that are 3' by 2' deep and there are 8 fire rings with grates at individual campsites. This campground also has a horse shoe pit, volleyball court, vault-type accessible toilet, drinking water from a hand pump and trash dumpsters.