5.5 Average
Mount Carmel, Utah

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Mount Carmel, Utah

Mount Carmel, Utah
Phone: (800)293-5444

Sites: 61
Recent Rate: $60 5/2016

Latitude: 37.271183
Longitude: -112.875533

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We read some of the reviews from the site and had to post. We ended up here by accident, but it is a pretty impressive place. They have a nice lodge serving breakfast lunch and dinner, a huge activities barn with everything from horse riding to canyoning to ATV rentals. Heated pools and very nice showers. The staff of young people were friendly and helpful. They offer cabins, tent platforms, and RV parking. The RV park is good, but most sites require some leveling. Great for kids and families. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Fifth Wheel.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Kristi D

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We came in an RV and got a spot which was one of the back-in' spots. Most others were pull-in spots. My in-laws decided to splurge on a cabin. So we spent $35'ish a night for an RV hookup and they spent $200 a night for a cabin. Here are the cons: The back-in spot which wasn't level. The sewage was FULL (eww!) so we couldn't connect and dump. No maintenance for the sewer, they never came. Breakfast was bad for the in-laws. The front desk staff were not up to standards (talking among themselves and not helping). Run down conditions in the bathroom, showers, and pool. Here are the pros: Beautiful place and views. Bathrooms received maintenance after I noticed things breaking down. So many activities for kids. Short drive into Zion. I would completely come back here for a family vacation and do more pool time, hikes, ATVing, and spend a few nights not even leaving Ponderosa Ranch. The first night, the bathroom sink faucets were broken, one soap dispenser didn't work, they have paper towels instead of dryers (save the trees!), the showers were slightly gross with hair clogging everything. However, the next night I noticed that they fixed the faucets! The morning I walked up to go to the bathroom, the cleaning crew was scrubbing out the showers. So I'm not sure if they need MORE OFTEN cleaning of the facilities or what? The pool was freezing, but it was 90 degrees out so the kids got used to it. They LOVED the slide. The pool walls were disgusting and there was notices up that they were fixing it but it was the beginning of summer. When will they fix it? When we checked in, the guy was super helpful. He didn't seem to know anything about backing in, or helping us, but he was nice. The next morning there were three people up in front and the girl sitting there didn't seem bothered to raise her head and ask how she can help. My mother in law wasn't happy with it. So for OUR price, it was great. I would come back. For $200 a night, maybe not. :) Really beautiful area though. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is not in good condition at all. It is neglected and the staff seems disinterested in whether or not you are pleased with your visit. Too much riff raff in the campground area with no rules such as other parks about laundry hanging out, junk strewn about, and trash. Couldn't wait to leave each day. Zion is a good drive from here, so be prepared. Do not expect to be impressed with this campground, there are others to choose from. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

The last two reviews really cover it pretty well. We camped here due to the RV Park reviews and we were not disappointed. Close to many National Parks and when we got back from a long day of hiking we could relax in the hot tub or play putt-putt golf! We extended our stay here with no problems, there is just so much to do here! Our site required some levelers. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved it! Well worth the beautiful drive from the valley to Mt. Carmel. Can't wait to go back. So many kids activities, they never wanted to leave! Pool and Jacuzzi were perfect after long day hiking. Even in the rain! We had a great spot on the end, RV 4 with a beautiful view. Quiet and private. Would like to see a bit better signage to RV area and the dirt roads are a bit rustic and muddy during the monsoon season. No Wi-Fi at our spot but strong signal at the Clubhouse. One other thing worth noting: There is a restaruant, which I heard was very good but we never tried, but no general store to purchase food such as bread, milk etc. Bring your own unless you wish to eat out. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

The back in sites were not level. In fact, they slope back causing problems with the black tank draining. If we had parked our trailer (30ft) where we wouldn't slope, we'd have no room for our car whatsoever. The pull through sites sit out in the middle of the camping area with no shade and are narrow. The road that leads to the RV sites is also narrow with lots of curves. This resort is expensive for camping. It's very close to Zion National Park which is convenient. The pool is not heated, but is very big and about the only activity that is free. The park is well maintained and the staff are helpful. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Big Guy

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

This resort was a major destinations of our cross-country RV trip and it did not disappoint. Just outside Zion NP, it offered many activities for activate families with kids and especially teenagers. (Note the horseback riding, ATV, and zip-lines were weight limited to 250 lbs.) Our family really enjoyed the twin outdoor pool and hot tubs. The resort is an eclectic mix of lodges, cabins, tent, and RV sites. Overall the facilities are top notch and the shower rooms are large and individually enclosed. Effective ventilation was hit or miss amongst the shower rooms. With many more cabins and tent sites, the shower facilities are heavily used and it showed. A lot of trail dust and dirt accumulated over the day in the showers. Overall the shower facilities were not at KOA standards. We were also surprised at the limited laundry facilities. Only two washers and 4 dryers. These were the only negatives we observed during our stay. The bathrooms, within the same building but not connected to the showers, were clean and contained sufficient counter space and lighting. The RV sites are more than adequately long, and blacktopped, but were not completely level. Further grading, weeding, and landscaping around some of the RV sites would better complete this section. The on-site restaurant was top notch, although pricey. We had a great dinner and breakfast during our stay. The staff was attentive, engaged, and professional. The host was more than accommodating when my family wanted to extend a day. Even thought the RV park was completely full, they provided us a full-service employee RV site. This accommodation alone demonstrates the extent Zion Ponderosa Ranch & Resort will go to make your stay memorable and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this facility, with or without a RV, if you are visiting this part of Utah. I was really glad I could leave my trailer behind when visiting Zion National Park. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are a family with young kids, you will undoubtedly love it. With tons of activities (over-priced as they are) your kids will beg you to come back. The RV sites, however, are without a doubt the worst (if there was an award for this kind of thing, for sure they would win). Stuck off to the side, these have got to be the most unlevel, rocky sites known to mankind. The guy across from us had to raise his wheels on blocks a good eight to ten inches off the ground. Not sure that was enough, but he ran out of blocks. Trash was trapped in the surrounding bushes and remained there for the two weeks we stayed here. Now, I get rustic, but to charge this much, for this kind of site with no pad, no cable TV, no WiFi (only at office), is bad. Bathroom and showers are nice. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a ranch, not a resort - especially an RV resort. I didn't even take the trouble to film the activities that would make this desirable for those families who rent houses or cabins. I did take photos of the unlevel dirt they call sites. Beautiful mountains in the distance but trash all around and mud on the picnic table. Offering massages doesn't make you a resort - at least not the quality of RV Resort we are searching for across the country. On the up side, Zion is amazing. You can stay there for weeks. Should we return next year on our way across the U.S., we plan on staying elsewhere. Also, eat at Oscar's. Amazing! We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

They claim to have big rig sites, and they will accommodate a 40' but our site was unlevel and our jacks sunk in 6" in the soft unpacked dirt; not to mention we had only inches to spare for the slides. The road to get to the site was dirt and full of very large pot holes. I would not come in here with any thing over 20'. They only have 6 sites so not much to choose from. Very over priced for what you get. Would not stay here again. We camped at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort in a Motorhome.

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