Ponderosa Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Ponderosa pine make this a memorable campground. Abert Nature Trail is a self-guided trail using an interpretive brochure. It loops the perimeter of the campground. 61 camp units w/ picnic tables & grills, fire rings. 10 campsites are available for first come-first serve.

At a Glance

Fees Fees charged by Concessionaire. Concessionaire will accept cash or checks only, no credit or debit, $14.00 per night, $7.00 for second vehicle, $75.00 for group site, Firewood for sale $6, dispose of waste properly, leave what you find. Day-use Fees:
$6 per day
Permit Info: An annual pass for Payson Ranger District day-use areas can be purchased for $45 at the Houston Mesa Campground.
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
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets accessible
Information Center: Payson Ranger District

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

Nature Viewing

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