Ponderosa Group Campground


A developed group campground with the following attractions: hiking, fishing and boating. At Lake Isabel, non-motorized boating and fishing. St Charles Creek is close to the campground and may be fished. Access to motorized and non-motorized trails including Cisneros, St. Charles, and Snowslide.

Picture of Ponderosa Campground Map of Ponderosa Group Campground

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum.
Fees $100 per night 0-60 persons
$100 per day/day use 0-60 persons
$150 per day/day use 61-120 persons

For more information, please call 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.
Open Season: 05/19/2017
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum overnight occupancy is only 60 people.
  • Maximum day use occupancy is 120 people.
  • Maximum number of vehicles allowed is 28.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
  • Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
Closest Towns: Rye, CO
Water: Drinking water from a hand pump
Restroom: Vault toilet accessible toilet
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center:
During peak season, the campground offers full service. Pre-season has reduced services such as vault toilets, water, trash, or a host may not be available. 

General Information


Located in south central Colorado, 43 miles southwest of Pueblo. From Pueblo, go 25 miles south on interstate 25 to exit 74. Go west 18 miles on state Hwy 165. Turn into the south entrance at Lake Isabel, go 1 mile and look for the Ponderosa group campground signs.


Camping & Cabins

Hide detail HIDE

Group Camping

This group campground has a covered picnic shelter that seats 25 to 30 people. There are 2 grills that are 3' by 2' deep and there are 8 fire rings with grates at individual campsites. This campground also has a horse shoe pit, volleyball court, vault-type accessible toilet, drinking water from a hand pump and trash dumpsters.

Areas & Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude :