Ponderosa Campground

Ponderosa Campground Upper Section
The Upper Loop of Ponderosa Campground.



Ponderosa Campground is located at the northwest end of the Soap Creek Arm of Blue Mesa Reservoir. From U.S. Highway 50, follow CO Highway 92 1/2 mile past Blue Mesa Dam to Soap Creek Road. Proceed 7 miles north on the gravel Soap Creek Road.

Tents and medium sized RVs can be accommodated at Ponderosa. All sites are first-come first-served.

Note: During dry conditions, the first 7 miles of Soap Creek Road are passable to trailers and RVs. Rain can make the Soap Creek Road hazardous or impassable.

Approximate Open Dates: May to November
Sites: 28
Accessible Sites: no
Water: yes, mid-May to mid-September
Flush Toilets: no
Vault Toilets: yes
Tables & Fire Grates: yes
Boat Ramp: yes, depending on reservoir water level
Horse Corral: yes
Fish Cleaning Station: no


7880 feet

Ponderosa Campground Map (pdf)


All Sites $16.00 per night ($8.00 per night with Interagency Senior/Access Pass)

Last updated: October 17, 2022

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Gunnison , CO 81230


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