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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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Overview of Ponderosa Campground

Number of Sites 28

Pad Type gravel

Open Seasonally May-Oct.

Elevation 7,841 ft / 2,389 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Ponderosa Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/11/2017
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/21/2018
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.

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Rich Travels
MO 40' Redwood Ford F350 Diesel
22 reviews
“If you want a view this is it!”

Reviewed 8/11/2017

Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
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.

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Verizon 3G

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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