Ponderosa Campground

Tonto National Forest

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Hwy 260
Payson, AZ 85541
928-474-7900
602-225-5200
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 34.2988, -111.1149

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 61
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: April - Oct.
Elevation: 5709 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 34 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

5 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Weboost
1 review

MJ would stay here again

Reviewed Aug 06, 2018

Overall Rating

Really conveniently located. Clean and well maintained. Family friendly, all ages welcome, even for family members. I was impressed with the layout of the campground and the available resources. Picnic tables, bbq pit, fire pit, bear proof containers for food, clean bathrooms, clean water, firewood to purchase. I highly recommend ... more

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4bars
Sprint 4G/LTE

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Beer Goddess
AZ
21 Rockwood Roo 21SS
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: B2

Beer Goddess would stay here again

“Nice, spacious campground, lots of trees”

Reviewed Jul 30, 2017

Overall Rating

Most sites are large and not too close together, so its nice to not be on top of your neighbors. Some of the back in spaces are hard to get into with RVs or they aren't level. We started at A16 and moved to B2, a pull through. But the trees on this site were low, so we had to back it up to get out. Some pull throughs have plenty of tre... more

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Elizabeth
AZ

2014 Kia Sorento
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: B2

Elizabeth would stay here again

“Mother Camping Trip”

Reviewed Jun 21, 2017

Overall Rating

5 families split between 3 sites (B2, C1, and C2). In total we had 6 adults and 13 kids. The sites were closer than they had appeared on the map, which was good for us with all the kids roaming to/from each site. This also made having meals together easier. Sites like B2 with pull through parking are big enough to accommodate 3... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: C5
“Not for 35' 5th wheels”

Reviewed Jun 02, 2017

Overall Rating

I have been here twice with my 35' fifth wheel. I chose sites with the longest drive set to fit 35'. I am an experienced driver and can back up almost anywhere so far! That being said both spots were extremely painful to back into. The drives are narrow with trees everywhere. By the time I get trailer backing in the truck was coming of... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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2DogNyte
AZ
21 Forest River Flagstaff
2014 Dodge Ram 1500
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: D3
“Do the good points outweigh the bad?”

Reviewed Jul 25, 2016

Overall Rating

First the good: we've never seen a National Forest Campground with campsites as large as these! Individual sites are very large, and very spread out; even if you are near a group campsite, you still don't feel crowded. Lots of trees and un-developed forest between the sites. Tall, mature Ponderosa pines throughout, interspersed with ma... more

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2bars
Verizon 3G

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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