Ponderosa Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Ponderosa Campground has 21 campsites along a mountain stream under a canopy of Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Madrone & Sycamore trees approximately 13 miles east from Kirk Creek campground on the Nacimiento-Ferguson Road. The Nacimiento-Ferguson Road runs from the coast at Kirk Creek on Rt. 1 to the Big Sur high country. Recreational Vehicles no longer than 35 feet.

Reservations: 86% of campsites are now on the reservation system (19 sites) www.recreation.gov  or you can call 1-877-444-6777.  (2) campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: $25/night Reservations: www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
Operational Hours: Quiet Hours: 10:00pm – 6:00am 
Reservations: Reservations: 86% of campsites are now on the reservation system (19 sites) www.recreation.gov  or you can call 1-877-444-6777.. Reservations need to be made 3 or more days in advance. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $25.00 per site. 6-8 people per site. (one vehicle is included in the price of the campsite). Extra vehicles are $10 per vehicle per night. Interagency Senior Pass and Interagency Access pass holders are entitled to 50% off of camping only - not valid for day use or extra vehicle fee. 
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Spring
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: 14 day maximum stay No dispersed camping along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road Forest Order 05-07-51-17-04 Roadside Camping Prohibition 
Closest Towns: Nearest gas, food, and supplies 14 miles west to Pacific Valley.
Water: Water available from March through November
Restroom: Vault
Passes: Interagency Senior Pass and Interagency Access pass holders are entitled to 50% off of camping fee. -Not valid for day use or extra vehicle fee. 
Operated By: Managed by Parks Management Co. (805)434-1996 Website http://www.campone.com
Information Center: Monterey Ranger District Office (831) 245-3731
406 South Mildred
King City, CA 93930
 

General Information

Directions: From Salinas take Interstate 101 south and take the Ft. Hunter Liggett exit. Then go 17.5 miles to the junction with Mission Road. From Interstate 101 south, take exit #252 and take county road G18, 21.7 miles to the junction at Mission Road. From the junction proceed 3.2 from the junction to Naciemento Ferguson Road and turn left. It is 12 miles to Ponderosa CG from this point.

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Amenities

Picnic tables yes
Drinking water Water available from March through November
Toilets Vault toilets
Parking yes
Tent camping yes
Camping trailer yes
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.997698

  Longitude : 
-121.384277

 

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