Ponderosa Campground

Ponderosa Campground has family campsites along a mountain trout stream under a canopy of beautiful trees approximately 13 miles east from Kirk Creek campground on the Nacimiento-Ferguson Road. The Nacimiento-Ferguson Road runs from the coast at Kirk Creek on Rt. 1 to the Big Sur high country.

You will be able to make a reservation online by clicking the “Reservations button”, as long as it is at least 3 days prior to your desired date of arrival. If it is less than 3 days in advance you are welcome to come in on a first come, first serve basis.

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38 miles east of Nacimiento, the road provides access to King City and US 101 via Jolon Road (County Road G-14), passing through the Hunter-Liggett US Military Reservation.

Ponderosa’s rich environment contains Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Madrone & Sycamore trees in a high valley with the Nacimiento River running through.

The campground has 23 units, each with a picnic table, fire ring and pedestal grill.

Drinking Water is available at this site.

Ponderosa campsites are available on a first come first serve basis or reservations. You can make reservations on line at recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.


Fee: $20.00 per night
6-8 persons per site.


Ponderosa Campground (Click for Google Maps Directions)

Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd

Big Sur, CA 93920