Ponderosa Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Located 15 miles east of the town of Payson.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • Bbq Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Drinking Water
  • Dumpster
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Iron Ranger
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Restroom
  • Table
  • Toilet, Flush
Within 10 Miles
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Rides
  • Trails
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Oct 31 2010
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Oct 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information 14 day stay limit. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. Campsites can only be reserved up to 240 days in advance. Group Sites can only be reserved up to 360 days in advance. There is a second vehicle charge of $8 per night paid at the campground. There are no electricity/water/sewer site hook-ups at this campground Pets must be leashed. 1st come / 1st serve sites available.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 17 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Ponderosa
Campground Phone: 928-468-5021
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Payson, AZ

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More About Ponderosa Campground

Ponderosa is a campground located in Payson, Arizona. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -111.1142 latitude, and -111.1142 longitude into your GPS device.

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