Ponderosa Cove Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Photo of campgroundLocation: 16 miles east of Georgetown on Wentworth Springs Road.

Group Camping Recreation Opportunity Guide (ROG) - This guide contains information, maps, and directions to assist you in enjoying your trip to the Eldorado National Forest.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:
Weather Information: The National Weather Service, https://www.weather.gov/, is a good resource for information about weather. 
Operational Hours:
Check in time is 2:00 p.m. Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
Reservations: CALL 1-877-444-6777, four days to 360 days in advance of your first night’s stay. www.Recreation.gov. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $175/ group of 75 people. There are also fees for extra vehicle, pets, and wood is available for purchase from host. 5 vehicle spurs and a parking area for 10 vehicles.
Open Season: June - early October
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • Please check with the campground attendant or entrance board before setting up your camp.
  • Please keep family pets on a leash at all times.
  • Use only dead and down wood for your campfires.
  • Make sure your fire is dead out before leaving.
  • Check ahead. Campfires may not be allowed during
  • Check out time is 1:00 p.m.
Closest Towns: Georgetown, Ca
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access passes do not apply to group units.
Operated By: Royal Elk Park Management
Information Center: At this time Virtual Services are available for the Georgetown Ranger District, Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at 530 334-6477. 7600 Wentworth Springs Road, Georgetown, CA 95634. TTY 530-333-5511. 

General Information


16 miles east of Georgetown on Wentworth Springs Road.

General Notes:

Picnic Area at Stumpy Meadows Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp/Boarding Dock at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir
(no water-skiing is allowed, 5 m.p.h. speed limit).

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables Group grill and fire ring
Drinking water
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping