Ponderosa Campground

Area Status: Open
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Ponderosa Campground


Ponderosa Campground is named after the Ponderosa pine that make this a memorable location. In the hot summer months, these trees provide both shade and countless hours of enjoyable nature viewing. The Abert Nature Trail is a self-guided loop trail around the perimeter of the campground that uses an interpretive brochure available for both day users and campers.

At a Glance

Fees Fees charged by Concessionaire. Concessionaire will accept cash or checks only, no credit or debit.  $16 per night per camp unit, $8 second vehicle, dump station $10, firewood $7. Day-use Fees: $8 per day
Open Season: 15 April - 31 October
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 34', some reservation required, 10 people per unit maximum, 2 vehicles per unit maximum
Closest Towns: Payson
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets accessible
Passes: An annual pass for Payson Ranger District day-use areas can be purchased for $45 at the Houston Mesa Campground. 
Information Center: Payson Ranger District (928) 474-7900

General Information


This site is 12 miles northeast of Payson on State Hwy. 260. Turn south into the site. Click Here For Map.


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Camping Apr. 15 - Oct. 31, Length = 34' max.

Campground Camping

51 single capacity family camp sites (underground available), 10 campsites are first come first serve, 2 group campsites (50-person limit per site/10 vehicles per site)

Reservation InfoContact Reserve America: 877-444-6777 or via the internet at www.recreation.gov.
Fire InformationCampfire rings available
No. of Sites61


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