Stayed in the tent sites in Chatcolet, we got lucky and were in a site that was a bit more level. Noticed a lot of sites are unlevel. I also thought we were going to be closer to the water but its like a 5 min walk or you can drive/bike down to the playground, boat docs, water. Not sure if I'd go back or find a different place to go.
Rates went up in 2018 :(
Ponderosa has 2 parts to it. Their main area located next to town is good if you have an rv or like a lot of people. It gets very crowded and can be noisy at night. But water access is pretty easy, along with biking & hiking.
Their other area of tent camping is a little more quiet. Fcfs with 0 hook ups but is basic.
Clean campground. We stayed there in late March. I don't think I'd go much later in the year. There's no trees so not much in the way in shade. The water was pretty warm and stayed shallow for a long ways. The down side showers were very expensive and never saw any water available so what we took is what we had.
The wild life was amazing. Plenty of bison, antelope, rabbit & and cyotees.
I felt it was one of the most patrolled campgrounds I've stayed at by both police and rangers.
Camped in one of the spots that is right on the lake and could get in the water easily. Water is really clear. End if may start of June there's a ton of pollen in the water.
Staying there from out of state is pretty spendy. Showers are $3 for 6 minutes.
Over all a nice place to stay & expierance. Defenitly worth having some kind of water craft to play in the water!