PONDEROSA COVE CAMPGROUND, CA

Ponderosa Cove greets group campers with shaded campsites close to scenic Stumpy Meadows Reservoir. The campground provides a pleasant destination for bird watching and nature viewing, in addition to activities at the lake.Ponderosa Pine, the namesake of the campground, is known for...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates

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  • A per day fee for both pets and extra vehicles will be collected on site.
  • A fee will be collected for campers and vehicles above the specified limit
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PONDEROSA COVE CAMPGROUND GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 75 45
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Ponderosa Cove greets group campers with shaded campsites close to scenic Stumpy Meadows Reservoir. The campground provides a pleasant destination for bird watching and nature viewing, in addition to activities at the lake.

Natural Features:

Ponderosa Pine, the namesake of the campground, is known for its wonderful sweet vanilla aroma and its massive height. The campground sits east of the dam, just opposite the road from the Stumpy Meadows Lake, at an elevation of 4,400 feet. The lake sits in the foothills of the rugged Sierra Nevada high country of California.

In the Eldorado National Forest, the climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

Recreation:

Enjoy a picnic in the campground, or head to another picnic area at Stumpy Meadows Boat Ramp. The reservoir is great for swimming and fishing for brown and rainbow trout. Boating is also popular, but this is a no-wake lake.

Facilities:

The campground can accommodate up to 75 guests along a single loop of campsites. Five parking spurs can be used for RVs and trailers. Each of these spurs has a picnic table. Ten walk-to tent pads are provided, and parking for these requires parallel parking on the loop. Vault toilets and two water faucets are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Eldorado National Forest boasts over 400 miles of hiking trails, so hikers have plenty of options to explore. Take a drive on the El Dorado County Scenic Highway or visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

Booking Window
Sun Oct 05 2014 - Thu Oct 01 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 08 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Peak Fri May 08 2015 Sun Sep 13 2015
Walk In Mon Sep 14 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Grills
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Oct 12 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $125.00
Peak Season
May 08 2015 -
Sep 13 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $125.00
Walk In Season
Sep 14 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $125.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.87417, -120.60278
38°52'27"N, 120°36'10"W

From Placerville take Highway 49N a half-mile and turn right on Highway 193 to Georgetown. Take a right on Main Street in Georgetown and drive about 14 miles to the campground. Ponderosa Cove is north of the Stumpy Boat Ramp.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PONDEROSA COVE CAMPGROUND

  CA 

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)333-4312