Very out of the way campground, which suited us just fine. Our site was between 2 seasonal sites and was very quiet. When we first arrived we needed to clear out all the leaves in the site and there was garbage in the fire ring. The lake was nice and was able to do some fishing. They have available internet which came in handy for us. We had a hillside site and was ideal for us. If you want sun, try a lakeside site. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $35.00
This campground is in the middle of nowhere and the sites are not really set up to support large motorhomes. We had problems with the electrical cutting off at the box outside and were told that we should shut off the A/C to keep the circuit from blowing. If you are a tent camper or in a smaller 5th wheel or trailer, this is a nice campground. There are lots of activities for children. We would not return to this campground. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $38.00
First, let me say this is a beautiful campground, especially if you camp on the lake sites. This used to be a nice campground where we camped at on holidays. But the new owners should not be in the campground business. The sites have not be leveled in a couple of years. There is no escort to your site to make sure you can get in (some of them are hard to get in to). There used to be garbage pickup and wood delivery, but not anymore. You have to do that on your own. There are creepy looking staff members working there now. Not to mention if you have a difference of opinion with the owner, she throws you out. I've seen good people thrown out for stupid things...both weekenders and seasonals alike. For the most part the seasonal campers are nice people, but when we camped there last, a lot of them were fed up and not going to return. There are people up at night making noise and no one comes around to check on things. There is no security either. If you want a party campground with no rule enforcement, this is your place. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $38.00
This is our favorite campground in Pennsylvania. The owners make the effort to maintain the facilities to a high standard. The pool is one of the cleanest pools that I have ever seen. The owner spends almost an hour every morning cleaning the pool. The Lake front sites are to die for. The other sites are mostly pretty roomy. The staff goes the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. For instance the owner's son saw me walking to the dumpster and he stopped and offered to take my trash to the dumpster. The campground sits at a high elevation and is quite cool. We have run the heat in August during the night. We have never had a problem with the electricity even with the air on. I have seen people have trouble trying to use 50 amp adapters on the 30 amp hook ups. The best seasonals are the friendliest group i have run into. I am normally turned off by parks that have a lot of seasonals. This place is the exception. The owner seems to not have a problem with kicking out problem campers. This is important in a campground with a lot of seasonal sites. It is a long drive into town (about 25 minutes). This is either an asset or a liability depending on your needs and attitude. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.
This was my first visit to this campground. It is very quiet and the staff were great! Sites are very large and some with grass. The small lake is a nice size and the kids had great fishing with a variety of fish. I'm going back for the fall 09 colors! We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Motorhome.
Wow! We used to go to a different campground nearby for July 4 holiday. We've found a diamond in the rough here. Extremely friendly staff. Very friendly campground. They had a 35 minute fireworks show over the lake (outstanding). Good fishing in the lake (catch and release; some nice size bass) Now the negatives: Roads were pretty slippery but take into consideration it rained something like 24 days in June. Water pressure up on top of the hill where we were was pretty weak. Our solution was to just fill our tanks and use the pump. Problem solved. I'm also not so sure the electric up top is 30 amp. We didn't need the AC because those sites are fully shaded. I did use the microwave and it didn't sound like it was getting full power.We do a lot of state parks so we're kind of used to roughing it a little. The positives far outweigh the negatives here. We'll definitely be going back. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.
We camped at Ponderosa Pines the weekend of May 1st, which was their opening weekend of 2009 camping season. We are so happy we found this campground on the internet. It is a great place to stay. The owners and staff are friendly, helpful and willing to help with whatever you need. They've just added disc golf. We didn't know how to play so their Activities Director showed us how and now we love the game. We could of stayed for an entire week and still had something to do every day. We've already made reservations for additional weekends this summer. Great place to stay. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Tent Trailer.
We camped there during Memorial Day weekend & the place was crowded. The staff was friendly. The pool was supposed to be heated, but it wasn't. If you are able to get a lakeside spot, you would have enough space; however, we did not. Our lots were small, and everyone was on top of one another. My in-laws stayed in the cabins, and they were in great condition. There were alot of activities for everyone. I would return only if I could book a lakeside spot. We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.
This is by far the nicest campground that we have visited. The management and the seasonal campers went out of their way to make us feel welcome. It is very nice and quiet and the fishing is superb. The pool is among the nicest that I have seen. The only bit of caution that I have is that the cell service is very spotted. There is absolutely no road noise except for a few ATVS int he distance. We reserved for another weekend later in the summer. My Favorite campground in PA! We camped at Ponderosa Pines Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.