PONDEROSA PICNIC AREA, UT

Ponderosa Picnic Area is located along the Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway. It is next to the Beaver River, at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing and relaxing along the river.Towering ponderosa pines, cottonwoods, aspens and maples provide partial shade in the grassy, gently...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 21 2014   Season Dates

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  • An additional $5 fee will be collected at the picnic area for anyone without a reservation
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EAST GROUP PICNIC AREA 120 Accessible 0 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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WEST GROUP PICNIC AREA 80 Accessible 0 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Ponderosa Picnic Area is located along the Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway. It is next to the Beaver River, at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Visitors enjoy fishing and relaxing along the river.

Natural Features:

Towering ponderosa pines, cottonwoods, aspens and maples provide partial shade in the grassy, gently sloping picnicking site. Between the trees are scenic views of the canyon.

Recreation:

The Beaver River offers great rainbow and brook trout fishing. Hiking and biking trails begin a short drive east. Horseshoe pits and a volleyball court are available, but picnickers must bring their own equipment (horseshoes, net and a ball).

Facilities:

The picnic area is a day-use site for large groups, making it a perfect place for family reunions and church outings. Site 1, called East, can accommodate up to 120 people, while site 2, called West, can accommodate up to 80 people. Reservations can be made for either individual sites or the whole area at once.

Each site contains tables, grills, campfire circles, electric lights and asphalt site pads. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. An amphitheater with bench seating is also located on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway curves past the picnic area, offering 17 miles of scenic driving through the beautiful Tushar Mountains. Numerous lakes and streams throughout the area provide fishing, boating and canoeing opportunities.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 03 2014 - Thu Jul 30 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
Peak Sat May 10 2014 Sun Sep 21 2014
Peak Sat May 09 2015 Sun Sep 20 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lights
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trailheads
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
Peak Season
May 10 2014 -
Sep 21 2014
GROUP PICNIC AREA $50.00
Peak Season
May 09 2015 -
Sep 20 2015
GROUP PICNIC AREA $50.00

*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):
38.25889, -112.50139
38°15'32"N, 112°30'5"W

From Beaver, Utah, travel east on paved State Route 153, the Beaver Canyon Scenic Byway, for approximately 9 miles, to the picnic area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PONDEROSA PICNIC AREA
PO BOX E
BEAVER  UT  84713

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)438-2436
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