Standard (tent/RV)
Cabins
Tent Cabin
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Yurts
Fires Unknown
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Ponderosa Campground
Price
$38.00 - $57.00
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Ponderosa Campground is located in Wyoming
Latitude
44.5184 N
Longitude
-109.0746 W
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12 Reviews of Ponderosa Campground
Location is key

The sites at Ponderosa are fine. They’re mostly level, if a little torn-up, and our hookups were solid. Access is easy enough and the office/common spaces seem decent (laundry looked good but we didn’t get around to it). We didn’t use any amenities aside from (attempted) WiFi. You won’t be surprised to learn it barely existed. The campground’s proximity to the Cody Rodeo & Buffalo Bill Center for the West can’t be beat. We walked to the museum and could have walked to the rodeo. Main Street Cody is within a mile or so and there’s plenty of amenities and tourism options nearby. The front office is friendly but quite disorganized. They only take cash or check, almost (very accidentally) overcharged is $50 and almost put us in the wrong spot. Everything seems to be done via pencil and eraser. All good, just be a conscious guest when you arrive. They’re sweet people. They really stack guests into some tight spots. Our spot was fine but we watched some smaller rigs get backed into the shadow of huge coaches. During rodeo season, I suspect it’s always crowded. It was quite full for our 2-day stay, for rodeo kick-off. Also, through no fault of the campgrounds, there was some bad camper etiquette happening during our stay. Tons of dogs off leash and crazy barking all day, cigar smoking right outside windows, people staring into trailer windows and our neighbors kept their dirty water/sewer items on our picnic bench for their entire stay. All very bizarre. We’d return just based on proximity alone.

Location is key

The sites at Ponderosa are fine. They’re mostly level, if a little torn-up, and our hookups were solid. Access is easy enough and the office/common spaces seem decent (laundry looked good but we didn’t get around to it). We didn’t use any amenities aside from (attempted) WiFi. You won’t be surprised to learn it barely existed. The campground’s proximity to the Cody Rodeo & Buffalo Bill Center for the West can’t be beat. We walked to the museum and could have walked to the rodeo. Main Street Cody is within a mile or so and there’s plenty of amenities and tourism options nearby. The front office is friendly but quite disorganized. They only take cash or check, almost (very accidentally) overcharged is $50 and almost put us in the wrong spot. Everything seems to be done via pencil and eraser. All good, just be a conscious guest when you arrive. They’re sweet people. They really stack guests into some tight spots. Our spot was fine but we watched some smaller rigs get backed into the shadow of huge coaches. During rodeo season, I suspect it’s always crowded. It was quite full for our 2-day stay, for rodeo kick-off. Also, through no fault of the campgrounds, there was some bad camper etiquette happening during our stay. Tons of dogs off leash and crazy barking all day, cigar smoking right outside windows, people staring into trailer windows and our neighbors kept their dirty water/sewer items on our picnic bench for their entire stay. All very bizarre. We’d return just based on proximity alone.

Visit Once & You'll Want to Vist Again & Again

🚙 🚐 🚌 🏕 🚲 🛵🐈🐕🚾 🚿 🏞🍦🛒 We first stayed at the Ponderosa in one of the cabins before becoming we becaming Rv'rs. The entire team embraced us just like they do everyone staying at their campground…we went in as visitors and left as friends just like most who travel through their gates! The Ponderosa family know everything about the area and share like the ambassador's they are. It's a great place for passing through or staying around for entire season. Personally we love staying in Cody because we can drive up to Yellowstone, or over to the beautiful Chief Joseph scenic byway and loop around back to Cody and everything between these two day trips. And of course the town of Cody has plenty of little shops, Cafe's and several major outfits like Walmart, Albertson's, dollar places, tractor supply, dealerships and more.. 🐕 a dog run on site 🏞River dry camping & access on site 🍦Dairy Queen nextdoor ☕️In office or walk for a five min to a local drive through coffee 🛎 hotel across from campground for the non-glampers you may be traveling with 🤪 🛒Walmart just up the road 🥩We always love to go to Cassie's for prime rib! It's a great rustic steakhouse. 🚲We usually take our bikes so we can bike to town, the museum, or up to Walmart and then some. 🖼 Buffalo Bill Museum is a must. The ticket is good for two days and it takes two days. 🐴 We love the Cedar Mtn Trail Rides…they are super friendly and Bob the owner has an uncanny way to match horse to rider. The ride is scenic and not far from the campground. The ride is hilly which makes it more fun then flatter rides.

…we have been staying at the Ponderosa for about six years. We went from doing a cabin, to pulling a trailer and now to an Rv pulling our Jeep behind. And I could go on and on about ponderosa campground and Cody but I need to let you all discover what we have…it is half the fun!!!

Not my favorite tent camp

Only small designated spaces for tents. It’s like one big group site, no designated spaces. We had to park outside of the fenced in tent area and carry all our gear in. The night we were there it was very overcrowded. We didn’t have a picnic table. Tents were so packed in that we were kept up all night by the snoring from the tent next to us. Close to attractions, clean bathrooms and very friendly staff.

Clean and accommodating

Family run campground that is very clean and quiet.  Three shower houses and on sight laundromat  Owners accommodate late arrivals.  Approximately 1 hour to the East entrance of Yellowstone. I highly recommend this campground!!

Clean and all amenities

We stayed only one night just on our way through. They were very well organized, clean and had shuttles that pick up there for all of Cody’s activities. Located within walking distance to done fun areas.

Great place with great staff

We passed through Cody and stayed at Ponderosa, it was an unforgettable experience! The staff was great, the showers were clean, and the campground was clean and presentable.

Had to stay two extra nights

While we were here we stayed in their small one room cabins that stayed nice and warm throughout the windy and freezing nights, decided to stay an extra two nights as the rooms were just that cozy. Overlooks a scenic little canyon that you can drive down to and watch for jackrabbits! Bathrooms and showers located nearby that were warm and private as well. We very much enjoyed our stay here.

A tight little campground in a great Cody location

Sorry no pictures for this review. The campground is tight. The playground is right next to the entrance without a fence. However! The location of the campground makes up for it and more. We could (and did) walk to downtown and the Buffalo Bill museum of the west. I woke up and went running along the river. We didn't spend much time in our campsite by design and it worked out great. There wasn't much road noise despite being right on the main thoroughfare. The souvenir ship/main office was nice. I would recommend.

Nice campground. Staff super friendly and helpful.

Plan early if you want to stay here. During rodeo season they fill up fast.