Ponderosa Campground

Curecanti National Recreation Area

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CR-721 Gunnison, CO 81230 970-641-2337 Official Website

GPS: 38.5258, -107.3151

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  • Amenities

Overview of Ponderosa Campground

Tents and medium sized RVs can be accommodated at Ponderosa. All sites are first-come first-served.

Note: During dry conditions, the first 7 miles of Soap Creek Road are passable to trailers and RVs. Rain can make the Soap Creek Road hazardous or impassable.

Number of Sites 28

Pad Type gravel

Open Seasonally May to mid-October

Elevation 7,841 ft / 2,389 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Ponderosa Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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3 reviews
“Great place to camp to get away from the crowds. ”

Reviewed 7/21/2018

Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 6
Overall Rating

July 17-18 2018

The gravel road is a long haul in but smooth and well kept.

With the local drought and the water levels so far down it’s hard to launch kayaks and just bank fish.

Camp host was friendly, local Rangers friendly and active in keeping the camp sits in clean.

If you camp close to the water bank expect Mosquitos really bad, upwards by the entrance didn’t see one.

Site Quality

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23 reviews
“If you want a view this is it!”

Reviewed 8/11/2017

Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
RV Length: 40' (Fifth Wheel)
Overall Rating

Don't let the long gravel road deter you! We have a a 40' fifth wheel and had no problem traveling the few miles down the excellent dirt/gravel road. (May be a little squirrelly if it is real wet.) Lots of deer along the road. Gorgeous! The campground had a few spots that would work for a rig our size but most of them a little smaller. The view was phenomenal. We stayed on the upper level with a beautiful view. There is a lower lake level as well that was very nice. Camp hosts were very kind.

Site Quality

Rich Travels would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • horse corral
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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