Ponderosa Campground

(12 Reviews)

1815 8th St, Cody, WY 82414

307-587-9203

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GPS: 44.5185, -109.0727

Ponderosa Campground is located at 1815 8th St, Cody, Wyoming 82414 with a total of 169 campsites. Some of the amenities you can enjoy there are Swimming Pool, and more. Before your trip to Ponderosa Campground, check out website at http://codyponderosa.com/ or contact them through 307-587-9203 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

44.5185, -109.0727

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 44.5185, -109.0727

Amenities

Hookups 50 Amp 30 Amp 20 Amp water sewer Full Hookups
Connectivity cable tv wifi
Recreation playground
Site Amenities big rig picnic table pull thru
Facilities dump station general store laundry restrooms
Discount Clubs Good Sam
Pets pets

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Overview of Ponderosa Campground


Last Price Paid: $50

Reported by Lori on 07.12.2021

Longest RV Reported: 42 feet (Class A)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Number of Sites:

169

Elevation:

5,019 ft / 1,529 m

Tent Camping:

Yes

Reviews of Ponderosa Campground

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  • Area Guides Avatar Lori
    One hour from Yellowstone

    Reviewed 12/7/2021

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 7

    Site number: 54

    We needed a campground near Yellowstone and after calling for hours at campgrounds around each entrance, we found this. It was further than we wanted to stay, but we didn’t know what a gem Cody, Wy was. The campground is on US 14/16 walking distance to the Buffalo Bill Museum. The campground will allow you to book a number of tours r...moreWe needed a campground near Yellowstone and after calling for hours at campgrounds around each entrance, we found this. It was further than we wanted to stay, but we didn’t know what a gem Cody, Wy was. The campground is on US 14/16 walking distance to the Buffalo Bill Museum. The campground will allow you to book a number of tours right from their front desk. We got picked up at the campground for the trolley tour. The campground has some concrete sites, some pull throughs, mostly back ins. Make sure they know the length of your RV as not all sites are suited for a big rig like us. Power is reliable, they have cable, wifi can be spotty. Sites have about 10’ between. Not a lot, but enough. They have a fenced dog park and designated dog walk areas. The campground has cabins and Teepees for those who don’t have a tent or RV. Payment is cash only. We must have been very fortunate to get our reservation one month in advance. I heard that sites book up 9-12 months in advance. Also plan to arrive by 3 or call them so they don’t give your site away. They are quick to do that. Park was fully booked most every night.

  • Area Guides Avatar Bob & Jayle
    Excellent

    Reviewed 13/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $54

    Days stayed: 8

    Site number: 57

    We booked our stay here based on previous Campendium reviews, we were not disappointed. The office staff is helpful and friendly, and the showers/restrooms were tidy but small for this size of a park. That said, one set of showers was already closed for the season(we arrived on 10/6/20).The east gate of Yellowstone National Park is...moreWe booked our stay here based on previous Campendium reviews, we were not disappointed. The office staff is helpful and friendly, and the showers/restrooms were tidy but small for this size of a park. That said, one set of showers was already closed for the season(we arrived on 10/6/20).The east gate of Yellowstone National Park is roughly an hours drive on US14/20, and winds along the beautiful Shoshone River Canyon. We hit the falls colors which were absolutely gorgeous! Lots of interesting rock formations in the mountains.Cody itself is a small, friendly town with plenty of "cowboy" atmosphere. Be sure to visit Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel, as well Buffalo Bill Museum of the West. Also, good dining and shopping options!

  • Area Guides Avatar beardedrvguy
    Campground was not bad, but not great

    Reviewed 5/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $54

    Days stayed: 3

    Checking in was not difficult, but lengthy. Cash Only and they have an ATM in the gift shop/lobby. We had a 32 ft RV and 1-ton p/u and it was a very tight back in for the bumper pull. The ladies who registered us were very nice and offered up any local recommendations we may have wanted. Very basic park, small playground, 24/7 laundry,...moreChecking in was not difficult, but lengthy. Cash Only and they have an ATM in the gift shop/lobby. We had a 32 ft RV and 1-ton p/u and it was a very tight back in for the bumper pull. The ladies who registered us were very nice and offered up any local recommendations we may have wanted. Very basic park, small playground, 24/7 laundry, and decently level sites. Had to come up 1 1/4 inches on the door side to level. Next door to Dairy Queen for food and treats. Right down the road from Buffalo Center of the West... a must-see! It was an amazing museum and would definitely do it again. We came towards the end of the season and were surprised by the rates, but if nothing else was available, would definitely stay again.Data speeds at 8:30 pm using Open SignalVisible 2.53 up / 643 kbps downT-Mobile 10.4 up / 463 kbps downCampground Wifi 3.89 up / 1.24 down

  • Area Guides Avatar daltongang
    Great Location ! But a tight squeeze !

    Reviewed 31/7/2020

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    Nightly rate: $50

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 24

    If you are NOT looking to hang out in nature, then this is fine for a Cody layover. And Cody has so much to offer, you'll be out and about ! Ponderosa is close to everything, esp if you do not mind walking. We walked to the Buffalo Bill Museum ( a must see ), to the shops and restaurants downtown (fun), and we rode our bikes to the rod...moreIf you are NOT looking to hang out in nature, then this is fine for a Cody layover. And Cody has so much to offer, you'll be out and about ! Ponderosa is close to everything, esp if you do not mind walking. We walked to the Buffalo Bill Museum ( a must see ), to the shops and restaurants downtown (fun), and we rode our bikes to the rodeo (2 miles) and to WalMart (.7 mile).Our side of the park was nicely shaded, the newer side is exposed. We were happy with #24, nicely shaded, had a patch of grass, although it is a tight squeeze. The best sites are #s 83, 84, 85- because they have shade, grass, and back up to the river canyon- so a view and some breathing room ! When I called, I asked for a shady site. They obliged. The check in ladies are very friendly and helpful. Plus, the store is a good one. Bathrooms and showers were very clean, although a bit old. The tent sites way down the hill on the river looked awesome, but only have a vault toilet.

  • Area Guides Avatar Lveloz
    Sites on top of each other.

    Reviewed 25/5/2020

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    Nightly rate: $43

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 126

    This place is right in town but it’s basically a parking lot with a bit of grass between each space. Not my kinda place but it was getting late and everything in the National Forest had no cell service. However, I now regret not staying in one of those lovely campsites in the NF. It’s a nice enough place but just not my speed. The bath...moreThis place is right in town but it’s basically a parking lot with a bit of grass between each space. Not my kinda place but it was getting late and everything in the National Forest had no cell service. However, I now regret not staying in one of those lovely campsites in the NF. It’s a nice enough place but just not my speed. The bathrooms and laundry were both closed due to COVID. The only real redeeming thing was the walk down the back hill to the river where folks can tent camp.

  • Area Guides Avatar TravelingMan
    Convenient In-Town Location. 1st Large Town East of Yellowstone.

    Reviewed 28/11/2019

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    Nightly rate: $54

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 135

    10/03/19 thru 10/06/19 - 3 Nights - $162.00 (incl taxes) - $54 a night. 42' 5th Wheel - Pull thru SitePonderosa RV Campground - 1815 8th Street, Cody, WY 82414 - (307) 587-9203 - Space 135FHU - 50A electric. Gravel / Grass side yard. Very close quarters. 2 Shower Houses. Clean.Cable provided. Local antenna - Can pick up a f...more10/03/19 thru 10/06/19 - 3 Nights - $162.00 (incl taxes) - $54 a night. 42' 5th Wheel - Pull thru SitePonderosa RV Campground - 1815 8th Street, Cody, WY 82414 - (307) 587-9203 - Space 135FHU - 50A electric. Gravel / Grass side yard. Very close quarters. 2 Shower Houses. Clean.Cable provided. Local antenna - Can pick up a few stations.Cell Service - Verizon - 3-4 bars - Samsung Galaxy 9 Note.This location is on the main street in Cody, Wyoming. It is convenient to everything the town has to offer.Some spots are better than others. If you have a short rig, you probably won't have any issues. For longer rigs, you may have trouble getting out when pulling forward if you are in a pull-through slot next to the fence. Our pull thru was great for the rig to get into but we had to back out as there are trees placed at the end of certain slots. You can't make the turn when pulling forward. Luckily, there was no one in the slot behind us and we backed in and then pulled out. If there is no tree at the end of your slot, then you should be able to get out OK. Some street noise but not too bad. This park is on the main drag. Front desk personnel are friendly. Cash ONLY at this location.Gift Store and Supplies on site.There are a few fast food restaurants in town. Dairy Queen is adjacent. For site down, we dropped in on Granny's Restaurant. It depends on who you get in there when it comes to service. We did not leave a tip. The food was good though.As an alternate, you may want to choose the Buffalo Bill campground outside of town. It is by the reservoir. There are certain sites there that are reservable. Many are not. Be sure to check your rig size there.Site seeing in the area is the old western village and the Japanese internment camp during WWII. One can also tour the Visitors Center at the Buffalo Bill Dam.

  • Area Guides Avatar Kmeier
    Get there early for best spot

    Reviewed 7/8/2019

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    Nightly rate: $42

    Days stayed: 2

    Site number: 71 in the street!

    I called a year ahead, a month ahead, the day of on the way-didn’t matter. Did not get a pull thru much less a pull thru by the “dog walk.” Got a back in, too small for a 29’ motorhome. I told them that wouldn’t do, so got to stay in their parking lot in a yellow painted square with water, electricity, and sewer. Everyone is crammed i...moreI called a year ahead, a month ahead, the day of on the way-didn’t matter. Did not get a pull thru much less a pull thru by the “dog walk.” Got a back in, too small for a 29’ motorhome. I told them that wouldn’t do, so got to stay in their parking lot in a yellow painted square with water, electricity, and sewer. Everyone is crammed in, also. Great location to town, friendly staff, just not what we asked for. I even emailed them numbers of sites we would like. Everyone coming in or going out drove by us. No trees, no grass, no picnic table, just a spot on the asphalt. Was going to move to a longer back in the second day, but as mentioned in another review, the sewer was off the pad too far. We would have had to use 3 hoses to reach it.

  • Area Guides Avatar CathyH

    Reviewed 9/9/2018

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    Close sites but great, friendly people, nice store, and a fantastic location. Free cable for opening day of NFL season was a big plus. Neighbor had trouble getting WIFI but information confirms WIFI may not be available at all sites. Pick up for Trolley on site and easy walk or bike ride to museums (and a Dairy Queen right outside t...moreClose sites but great, friendly people, nice store, and a fantastic location. Free cable for opening day of NFL season was a big plus. Neighbor had trouble getting WIFI but information confirms WIFI may not be available at all sites. Pick up for Trolley on site and easy walk or bike ride to museums (and a Dairy Queen right outside the park). Easy bike ride or a bit longer walk to downtown area (4.7 miles on bike odometer roundtrip past the museums, visitor center, city park, downtown restaurants and a few detours down side streets to get off the main ride and behind memorial drive for a sunset view).

  • Area Guides Avatar RV Hive
    Tight spaces, bad wifi, noisy road

    Reviewed 24/8/2018

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    Nightly rate: $42

    Days stayed: 5

    We had a back in site which was level, but required us to park on the grass beyond the gravel parking space since the sewer hookup was oddly placed way at the back. Our neighbors used 2 to 3 sewer hose extenders to reach the sewer connection. It's an odd set up.We couldn't get wifi to work at all from our site. AT&T worked fine i...moreWe had a back in site which was level, but required us to park on the grass beyond the gravel parking space since the sewer hookup was oddly placed way at the back. Our neighbors used 2 to 3 sewer hose extenders to reach the sewer connection. It's an odd set up.We couldn't get wifi to work at all from our site. AT&T worked fine in the day, but at night was overloaded with users.Camp staff are nice and it has a good location in Cody, but the sites are very close together so it's not much more than a parking lot. Like others mentioned, there was trash on our site when we arrived that we had to clean up.If we were in the area again, we'd stay at one of the beautiful campgrounds in the Shoshone National Forest between Cody and Yellowstone. They are gorgeous and right on the Shoshone River. Although they don't have full hookups, they seem to be a better option not too far away.

  • Area Guides Avatar Jason & Barb
    Excellent base camp

    Reviewed 14/7/2018

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 11

    Site number: 54

    We were in site 54 with W/E/S, there are numerous different rates for this park depending on what you want. The sites range from true camping sites for tents, cabins, teepees and aspalt parking spaces. Make sure you ask what you are going to be parking on so you are not surprised.The park is dirty because the spots are not cleane...moreWe were in site 54 with W/E/S, there are numerous different rates for this park depending on what you want. The sites range from true camping sites for tents, cabins, teepees and aspalt parking spaces. Make sure you ask what you are going to be parking on so you are not surprised.The park is dirty because the spots are not cleaned between occupants, there is litter and dog poo left from time to time. It is hard to make a left out of the three different driveways to go toward downtown. Going right to the rodeo is OK and after the rodeo the police are great to get you back. So if you are coming here for the rodeo this is thee spot.If you are coming here to work using the Internet, don't. At least in the summer both AT&T and Verizon are overloaded. The camp WiFi is OK for email and Facebook, that is about it.Would we camp here again, even with the issues? You bet. It is a great location compared to some of the other parks we drove by that are just dirt parking lots. This is a great central point for travel to Yellowstone, WWII's Heart Mountain Relocation Camp, etc.Check out the blog post for all the things we did from this base.

  • Area Guides Avatar Life Rebooted
    A good place for a night or two on the way in or out of Yellowstone.

    Reviewed 12/6/2017

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    Nightly rate: $42

    Days stayed: 7

    We stayed here a week to re-stock supplies and catch up on chores after 2 weeks visiting Grand Teton and Yellowstone. There's quite a variety of sites, from gravel or concrete back-ins with trees, to parking-lot style sites (yellow lines painted on asphalt) for some smaller RVs, to long gravel pull-throughs in a different section with ...moreWe stayed here a week to re-stock supplies and catch up on chores after 2 weeks visiting Grand Teton and Yellowstone. There's quite a variety of sites, from gravel or concrete back-ins with trees, to parking-lot style sites (yellow lines painted on asphalt) for some smaller RVs, to long gravel pull-throughs in a different section with no trees. Our back-in site right along the highway was level, and while we had a small grassy lawn between us and our neighbor, the sites were pretty close together. The highway noise was worse than we expected. Lots of loud trucks, loud cars, and loud motorcycles going by all day long. The campground WiFi worked surprisingly well, which was good since even with our booster AT&T was unusably slow all day and Verizon had only two bars and was very slow in the evenings. There's a steep road down to the tent area near the river and we walked with our dog there a couple times, but otherwise didn't find anyplace good nearby for longer walks. We found the Cody dog park a couple miles away which had a large fenced park with lake access so we ended up going there on several evenings (local folks show up around 5:30pm). The Buffalo Bill museum was extremely impressive and not at all what we expected - well worth visiting! This is a good place for a night or two on the way in or out of Yellowstone and we'd certainly stay here again for that purpose, but probably wouldn't stay a full week next time. Be advised, making a left out of the parking lot (from any of the 3 entrances) in a big rig is very difficult due to the blind turn.

  • Area Guides Avatar vlblaptop1
    Don't come much better

    Reviewed 16/7/2015

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    Nightly rate: $44

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 101

    We probably had the worst site in the parkas it was next to the street, but would still give it 5 out of 5. Within walking distance to many attractions and a very friendly staff.

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Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 7 Users Last Reported 07/14/2018

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 3 Users Last Reported 07/14/2018

T-Mobile 4G

Confirmed by 1 Users Last Reported 10/05/2020

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