Recently renovated, the campground is situated in a beautiful Ponderosa Pine forest. Located in Lower paliza Canyon, the campground has original CCC shelters in some sites. At 6,700 feet please come prepared for warm days and cool nights.
Uses: Overnight camping, hiking
Facilities: 30 camp sites; five sites have shade shelters. Vault toilets; no dump station available. There is no drinking water available at the campground.
Special Instructions: This campground is designated as a reduced impact and recycle campground. Users are required pack out trash. Cutting live vegetation is prohibited. Charcoal only in pedestral cooking grills.
At a Glance
Check-out is 11:00 AM.
This campground is first come-first serve facility. No reservations are accepted.
Rentals & Guides:
$8.00/night/vehicle for a single unit. Only two (2) vehicles are permitted at a camp site.
Dogs must be leashed at all times while in campground area.
Ponderosa has few services; Jemez Springs has limited service for food services and lodging.
No drinking water available
America the Beautiful/Golden Age Passes
Access to the campground is off Forest Road 10. The last two miles is dirt and can be difficult for low clearance vehicles. High clearance vehicles recommended.