The campground personnel were all very friendly and helpful. We were given a Welcome Packet with a very helpful overview of all the area attractions. We had a corner lot, which was an easy back-in for our 34-foot fifth wheel. It had a nice grassy area for our two dogs. The sites are close to each other, but we had adequate room. There was one washer out of order in the laundromat, but I didn't have to wait to do my three loads of laundry. The other campers I met at the laundromat were extremely friendly and helpful. The campground has four areas to enter and exit, which made it easy to get in and out. It is located right in the middle of all of the action in Cody. We would definitely choose the Ponderosa Campground again upon any return trips to Cody. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've been here several times before and this park meets our needs as long as we can get a site in the newer section with 30 or so pull-through sites in open area on the north side of the park. These sites are full hookups with cable TV. The 110 older sites in the rest of the park are back-ins and most appear to be very difficult to get into. The Wi-Fi network was OK. As others have mentioned, you can walk to the Cody Museum and most of downtown Cody is only another 15 minutes on foot. The bathrooms and laundry are near the office. They are old, but serviceable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Super friendly people on check in and very helpful with the "what to do's" in the area. The location was convenient only two blocks to the Bill Cody museum and walkable to the main street tourist shops. The only reason a higher rating was not given was due to the very close camp sites and the neighbours sewer drain in your tiny space. Big rigs were accommodated better with sidewalks and some with concrete pads. Truck campers and small units always get the crappy site. Next time maybe we'll bring our 5th wheel. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a very nice convenient park. Consists of two areas as one is paved and one is gravel. One has mature shade trees one has none. I would have liked to be in the shade but was stuck out in the sun in a small spot so the big rigs could have all the nice spots. I would stay here again but only if I could secure a better site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park located on the edge of tourist Cody. It is very clean and well maintained and has an extensive property divided into motorhomes and tents. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained and there are enough to make sure I didn't have to wait. The only drawback is that there was very little personal space, which we have found to be common in campgrounds that are located in cities. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground location cannot be beat if you are looking for a place close to town to visit Cody and the surrounding area. Sites are a little tightly spaced, but reasonable for the location and similar to the other commercial parks in town. We were in a pull through in the section closest to the Buffalo Bill Center. This appears to be a newer section and is gravel. Overall a nice spot. However, there are a couple of issues that we had that need to be mentioned. First, as others have stated, WiFi is pretty poor from the spots away from the office/store. This was an issue for me as I had to run payroll for my company back home. If fast WiFi is important to you, be aware that it is a bit slow. The second item is more important. Voltages for the shore power were very high while I was there. Our meter never read below 128V and our surge guard cuts us off at 130V to protect the coach. We had numerous over voltage power cuts during our week and finally reverted to using shore power during the day, and running off of batteries at night. Park management was informed of the issue and their response was that they purposely had the voltage up so folks can run AC units and they refused my request to dial back the voltage a bit. I cannot prove a relationship, but we had several electrical / electronics failures while we were at the park, including our DirecTV DVR. Be warned that voltages may be an issue if you stay here and come prepared. This is the reason for my low rating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 2 nights on way to Glacier National Park. When we first called a few days before they were sold out. But a follow up call the morning of arrival in Cody surprised us with availability. Very friendly and helpful desk staff. When they assigned us a spot and we went to it, it was nice but not conducive to our dogs. So I went back to the office where they rearranged and found us a nice site along the back road overlooking the river. Spots weren't too crowded. We appreciated the dog area, although it would have been nice to be bigger, not much room for the pups to run around after being cooped up in the RV so much. And their dog walk area was relatively small. Otherwise pretty happy with this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can't say enough about this exceptionally clean campground! The grounds and facilities were immaculate. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful!!! The roads are paved, as are the campsites. The location is right in the middle of town, which could have proved noisy, but it wasn't! It was actually convenient to get to the various tourist sites about town. My husband and I would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We like this campground and always stay here. In fact, we like Cody and often plan our trip to include this campground and town. This is our 6-7 time to stay here. The WiFi is strong and worked well on our cell phones, iPad, and laptop. The concrete sites are level and hookups good. But another reason to stay here when in Cody is it is convenient to everything in town. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed here on our maiden voyage in our new RV. We've been full-time for the past 6 years. Very nice park! Clean and friendly. There was a big early-season snow storm on October 3rd. Due to the unexpected cold, the park decided to shut the water off and purge the lines in order to avoid freeze damage. We filled our fresh tank and all was well. Sewer, Electric, Wi-Fi, and cable all remained on. AND - they refunded us $20 off our four day stay! Way to go Ponderosa. We'll tell everyone and we will be back!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Good Sam and small (22’) class B van in a back-in site. Sites are tight, close together. We stayed three nights to enjoy the museums and town, and this location is perfect. Very thorough briefing on the attractions at check-in, and the tour trolley picks up right at the office. Very slow Wi-Fi, but good cable and AT&T cellular signal. This is a big and busy park, very good location for stocking up and doing laundry before entering Yellowstone NP from the east side. Note this is cash or check only, no credit card. Would recommend this park to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In town Cody with most of the town within walk distance including the Buffalo Bill Historic Museum. Gravel roads with patio, picnic table and grass between sites. Dusty with the traffic. The big concern is they refuse to cut tree limbs. If you have a motorhome you will need to ask for a pull-through site. Trimming a limb is like asking them to cut down all the trees in the park. Because of my height (12' 10") I had to weave between low branches on the entry road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean park. Friendly staff, sites are a bit tight, but we don't really spend all that much time in or at our rig to matter much. Cody was a fun little town. Would definitely visit again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were there 2 nights in a 39' RV with a tow dolly. Site was long enough, but the sites are very close. Our picnic table was right next to the neighbor's hookups and that wasn't very appealing. Personnel were friendly and park was clean. Wi-Fi was good and we were at the edge of the park, not close to the office. Park's location is good if you want to explore the town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here for 7 nights. Because our rig is "only" 30 feet long, we were stuck in the smallest of the spaces in the whole park, back in, with the neighbor's picnic table sitting over the top of our sewer connection. These sites were very narrow and shallow and we had to park our vehicle away from our site. The big Class A's all had long pull-through sites. There was shade at most sites for parts of the day, and the weather was cooperative for the most part. Staff was very helpful and nice. The park is conveniently located in town, only 4 blocks from the Cody museum and one block from Sierra Trading Post outlet for those needing retail therapy. Many other restaurants, saloons, and retail shopping were within a mile or two in either direction. The park Wi-Fi worked well for the most part as did our Verizon MiFi and Tracfone. The elevation in Cody is just over 5000 feet, so plan for a little acclimation time. If we were in the area again, we'd likely try to stay in the more spacious sites at the nearby state park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are on one of the pull-throughs which are nice with grass. The only drawback is the mud that comes every time it rains or the sprinklers are run. Personnel are very informative and friendly. Great location which is close to town. We do not use the public restrooms so I cannot comment on them. We would definitely come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, but a bit tight. Right in the middle of town and convenient to all the local attractions. Solid utilities and reliable WI-FI. Good cell service. Some satellite friendly sites available. Extensive cable. Nice store up front. Worth visiting again if in the area. Solid utilities - mostly quiet environment. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our paved pull-through site was level and just long enough for our 40 foot motorhome and toad. There was adequate spacing between sites. Internal roads were gravel and a bit dusty. Friendly staff. Park was clean and well-kept up. Good WiFi, adequate Verizon signal. There were no trees in our area to block our satellite TV. The park does not take credit cards and price reflects a weekly rate. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an okay place to overnight. In town location. Cable and free WiFi are very good. I give it a seven because there is no shade and more critical, the sites are simply too close together for my liking. My neighbors awning was nearly against my slide and his gas grill was about 3' from our coach. The sites are nice and level with a narrow concrete walkway by the gravel pad. Because of the tightness of the sites, I would look for another RV Park in the area next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here twice previously and again had a level, full hookup pull-through in the new section of the park. I want to reiterate that there are 2 distinct sections of this park. The older section is almost entirely very tight back-ins with lots of trees. The new section is about 30 sites in two rows of pull-throughs in the open. All roads and site pads are gravel, but the new sites have a cement strip along the pad and a nice patch of grass between sites. I believe that all sites have 60+ channel cable TV and Wi-Fi. Both of these worked well for us. I agree with a recent reviewer who complained about the cash only policy that was not mentioned when we made our reservation. Most reviewers have mentioned the convenient access to the Buffalo Bill Museum and downtown Cody. These are within walking distance as long as you can walk a mile or two round trip. The bathrooms (three buildings in different areas of the park) and laundry are OK. We would have stayed a second day but the site we had is now $43/night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Left West Yellowstone and stayed here at recommendation of the folks at our park there. It is a different, but good, experience. This park is not as nice, or expensive, but it does a very good job of justifying its cost structure. Two minor irritants did not spoil the fun. First, no credit cards are accepted and I was not told that before we arrived (phone reservation). Second, the wast hookup is at the very back of the site and a bit of a problem hooking up. For one night we did not try. The rest of the story is good. Friendly check in and decent assistance backing into the tight site. Tight because of a nice shade tree. Plenty of room for slides and awning. We were not sure it the shade tree was a benefit or not during the nasty thunderstorm that night. No rain, just wind and lightning. Bathrooms are well used but very clean. We had no problem with road noise. Cable was fine as was Wi-Fi. It is close to everything. Very nice place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place. Good service. Good location for Cody. I would stay here again, but with some caution. The 30amp service did not work at my site (reverse polarity per my surge protector error message). I reported the problem. They said it was not a problem, but that my surge protector couldn't handle the high voltage they had to run at the park. I later had to replace my surge protector. Wonder if it was the high voltage at the park? I will move next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is well maintained and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Sites are packed in, with a very strange configuration. Our site, 74, was shaded and more spacious, but barely long enough for our 25' RV. Best part about the park, though, is that you can walk to the Buffalo Bill Center (incredible place) and to downtown. Plus the tour bus stops at the park and there is bus service to the night rodeo. This convenience makes the park a winner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicest RV park hosts we've had all summer. When we checked in they gave us the full scoop on what to do in town, without trying to sell us anything (they don't sell tickets here). Easy maneuvering for our 45' RV with plenty of room to park the car. Level gravel sites. Close to everything in town; but still super quiet enough. Walmart and Albertsons close by. Walking distance to Buffalo Bill Museum complex. Not the cheapest place in town; but seems like the nicest place in town. Some of the other RV parks look pretty dumpy. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Convenient location near the Buffalo Bill Center and not too far from downtown. Good hookups but we had no luck with the Wi-Fi. The roads are gravel, but our site was concrete and we had a nice concrete chair. Our cable was hazy. A bit on the expensive side. The sites are very close together and the campground is laid out in an odd way. Picnic table, but no BBQ grill. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The rodeo in town was a lot of fun, and they can pick you up at the campground. We would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The laundry room floor was really dirty. The machines weren't clean. When this many people use the machines, cleaning once a day is not enough. Other than that the place was good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park ideally located for walking into Cody. Bus pick-up for the Rodeo at 7.35pm in the summer. Sites a bit tight but understandably so to cater for as many customers as possible. Nice, clean facilities (restroom stalls of the 'small' variety!!). Good WiFi and cable TV included. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big and well organized. Lots of turnover, but well managed park. Right in Cody, so perfect location. Lovely setting, even though busy. Nice good sites. Everything works, Cable is included and works great. Cell coverage was excellent. Management was very well organized and knew how to run an RV park. A lot of people come here with groups and great for that. Kid friendly with small playground. Nice grass, well maintained. Easy to get in and out, even though lots of spaces put in a small location. Good little RV shop in the office, with t-shirts, postcards etc. Little restaurant for breakfast. Great experience - we stayed here for 10 days and it was a really good deal. Looked at other places, but this one was the best in all ways. Not expensive for the area. Good Sams discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites are old and small. Some of the utilities are on the wrong side of the RV. My sewer hookup was a few feet from my neighbor's picnic table. The bathrooms and showers are old and very small. The park is convenient to the Buffalo Bill Museums, which is why I would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate I stated is with tax. The park is very convenient to all the attractions in downtown. The office staff is very friendly and will give you lots of information about what to do in Cody. Some of the sites have grass, but ours was just asphalt, and on this row they are very close together. There is shade in the section nearer the office. The pull-through area only has shade around the edges. The dog walk is just a narrow strip of grass beside the fence, which makes it hard. There is a small fenced dog area where they can be off-lead. Bathrooms are nice with lots of hot water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only reason I did not give a '10' is the fact that the sites are so close together that some people had a hard time figuring out which hook ups went to which site. This park is in a GREAT location - walking distance to the historical museums of Cody. The bath house is big and very clean. I had plenty of hot water for a long shower, but my husband's shower ran out of hot water. The office staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We pulled in, hooked up, had supper and were at the Rodeo in less that 2 hours with the help of the office staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good place to stop over for a night or two. It's right in town and close to everything. Downside is you don't get the feeling your camping in cowboy country because your right in town. If camping with kids and want a true camping experience you should consider one of the federal campgrounds west of town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground and the people very friendly. It's in a great location, just a couple blocks from the Buffalo Bill Museum and within walking distance of downtown. It's got a nice gift store where we picked up some souvenirs for the grandchildren back home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has a great location in town. There are many mature trees providing shade and the staff has always been very nice. We have driven to other local campgrounds, but continue to stay here year after year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What can I say about this RV Park, It is out standing in every way. The Ponderosa is a first class RV park. The park office is also the store that fit's many needs. The bathrooms are clean along and the showers are spotless. The sites are very flat and graveled. Some are concrete and a couple dollars more, but it is worth to me. Wi-Fi was a little weak, but it did work almost all the time we were there. This is a great park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Site was very clean and well kept grounds. Host was very helpful with his 5 minute speel about Cody and surrounding area. Washrooms were very clean, same for laundry room. Small fenced area for pets looked like an afterthought, could have been a little larger. I would certainly recommend this park to other people. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is in a great location to visit Cody. It is in walking distance to the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum and to a couple of good restaurants. We were there off-season so it was less crowded. With over 150 campsites, I can image how crowded this park will be in season. The interior roads and sites were mostly on packed gravel. Some of the electrical utilities were in the back and some were in the middle. There is a combination of back-in and pull-through sites. This park is big rig friendly. The electrical voltage was very strong. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well. There is free Wi-Fi available, but we did not use it. The bathrooms were very clean but a little out-dated. The price reflexes off season rates. In season the rates range between $40 - $50. We would come back here if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this campground many times and will return whenever in Cody, but was a little disappointed this time, because when I called in March, was told the campground would open April 15th. Well, when we arrived on April 19th, it was not really open nor operating. There was a sign on the door that it was open, but due to the cold weather no water available (which we understand) but just feel we should have been told that was a possibility. However, loved the location and will definitely stay here again when in Cody. We used the hose (when it was not frozen) to fill our tank in the camper. Next time, we will wait until possibly the month of May to plan our trip here. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Would not stay here again and would not recommend. We came in late in afternoon and asked for help in arranging a tour of Yellowstone. They hunted all over and found one brochure (which ended up being one not in business any more). After we decided to drive through Yellowstone on our own, we explained we would probably only be staying for one night but staff insisted we pay for two since that is what our registration was for. We left the next day with no refund due to a no refund policy once you paid. Said maybe if they rented the spot they would send us a refund (did not receive one). Park very noisy, crowded, spots very close together, staff not very pleasant or helpful. Would not recommend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Convenient to most everything, especially the Buffalo Bill museum. That's about all the positive remarks I can muster. Sites are cramped with some so close to each other that you can't back in. Watched one fellow attempt to get into three different spots before he was successful. And, he knew how to back a trailer. The place wasn't dirty, but just looked really tired. the Wi-Fi was iffy, on and off. Will probably try another park when in the area again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean, friendly, well maintained place. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Wireless internet is splotchy, but is always available in the game room. Some of the sites are very near the road, and could be noisy, but we were placed in the back, and it was pretty and quiet. Really enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Right in Cody, a walk to the Buffalo Bill Center and DQ is right next door. The sites are long but not too wide. There is plenty of room for all your slides. The grounds are very well kept. The dog run is small but OK and there is plenty of walking areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Conveniently located in town, this is a nice, albeit crowded park. The sites are level but tight. Our pull through had a nice cement walk, next to a nice patch of well-kept grass. As others have mentioned, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They know and promote their town. There was a decent-sized pen for dogs, and several areas along the perimeter of the park are considered dog walks. If the lower part of the park is open, you can walk down a steep road to the creek. The cable TV channel selection was good, although the reception wasn’t the best. Wi-Fi at sites is virtually non-existent. We used our Verizon 3G service the whole time, and it worked well. The park was clean and very well maintained. Didn’t use the shower/restroom facilities or laundry. This is a good choice if you want to walk to central Cody. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly, helpful, funny staff. Gravel roads, clean, modern bathrooms/showers. Sites are a bit close as we could not extend out awning completely. Many sites have grass under the picnic tables. Park designers 'dropped the ball' at this RV camp as some sites have no parking for your tow vehicle. To remedy this, the owners allow parking in the site next door. Sewer connections around us were in an awkward place under the back end of the RV where you had to get on all fours under the RV to connect your black/grey tanks. They offer a very nice gift shop! There is a good restaurant within walking distance just past the Dairy Queen. We enjoyed a good breakfast and dinner there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pet friendly. Great office staff: VERY informative of area. 3 blocks from Museum, close to Wal-Mart, and rodeo grounds. Golf course is 1 mile away. Golf specials: Sat, Sun, Mon after 3 pm. Food within walking. Will stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice CG within walking distance of downtown Cody. All members of office staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. You receive a full briefing regarding the Cody area when you check in--very helpful. We were in what may be the nicest site in the entire CG--#32. We may have been given that site because we made reservations in May-3 months in advance. The back-in site offered almost constant shade, a paved pad. good privacy (end of row site), and full hook-ups. The only negative was that except for sewer, hooking up required me to place my hoses, electric line and cable across my next door neighbor's "yard"--embarrassing to say the least. The CG should consider separating the hookups so that each site had their own. A newer area had pull-thrus, but offered little shade. The CG can get crowded, but the location and exceptional staff make it an excellent choice when visiting Cody. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here as a base camp for a two day visit to Yellowstone NP and out of concern for our rigs ability to handle steep grades closer to the park. Overall experience was good - owner was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Facilities were in very good shape. Downsides: Sites are 'sardine tin' style. Wi-fi connect was non-existent except for right in the 'arcade'. Arcade had nothing to offer (one old pac-man game & a pool table). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large and very crowded RV park. They really pack the rigs in tight and use every available spot, no matter the challenge to the Rver! The site we were given had the hookups on the wrong side for our site and shared by the next site. We couldn't even use the sewer hookup as it ended up being under the rig and too far to reach. We had to carefully position our rig so that one slide just missed the electrical box and placed our door step right over the water hookup, which had the neighbors hose attached to it also. We had maybe an inch to spare one way or the other for it to work! We placed a portable step over the water connection or it really would have been tricky to get in and out of our trailer! Worse hookup situation we've seen in many years! The office staff was very friendly. They have a gift store, etc. We took advantage of the morning breakfast by an independant vendor in the park and it was excellent and priced very reasonably. We might stay here again but we would have to have a different site! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Would not recommend this campground. The spaces are way to small, utilities are on the wrong side of the rig, management was unresponsive to request to move to space that would accommodate our rig, even though we had booked the reservation months in advance. This place is ok for small rigs, and if you like your neighbors under your nose. Very noisy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We only stayed one night at Ponderosa as we were traveling back from Yellowstone towards Colorado. The main reason for stopping in Cody was to visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. (That by the way is a awesome place. Don't miss the opportunity if you are in Cody.) The Ponderosa Campground was clean and right in the center of town. It has two entrances so we got a little mixed up coming in, but no big deal. They do not accept credit cards so have your cash ready. The sites were a little tight especially those close to the office. We stayed in the back in some pull through sites that were longer and a little wider but I still felt like we were staring into the neighbor's camper. It is the perfect place for a one or two night stay in Cody. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here here for the first time in Cody, where as we have stayed in two other CG's in prior visits. Overall, this is a pretty nice park. The sites are pretty much shaded but they are somewhat close. It was pretty quiet and the staff was friendly and were accommodating if any problem arose. We stayed 3 nights here and other campers even though close, were all very friendly. We enjoyed our stay here while enjoying the Cody Experience. I would and will stay here again. The only real drawback is the Wi-Fi. You may have to move to the rec room to get it and you may not get it there either as I found out trying to get a fellow camper online. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is an OK park. The old section is very cramped and only back-ins. The newer section has both back-ins and pull-through but the sites are very close together. The WIFI is non-existent and the cable TV does NOT have all the channels that they claim to have. Didn’t carry HGTV or Food network plus about a dozen others that I watch. The laundry is expensive with the dryers at $1.50 for 30 minutes. Nothing dries in 30 minutes. The location is terrific but the amenities leave a lot to be desired. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground in is town and is through or near most conveniences. Because it is in town, the sites are very small and overall folks are crowded together. I didn't mind because the campground was well priced, convenient, clean, and had a nice gift shop. I did a ton of laundry here and the price was reasonable and the machines were clean. I ended up staying here again in July so my dog could see a vet. These folks were always willing to accommodate me and they were always prepared for my late arrival. Great service! We camped here in a Motorhome.
If it’s windy, it must be Wyoming! We heard this often. Yes, it was a bit windy off and on during our 5-night stay. We were at the back-side (newer area) of the park. Downside, the trees are not mature. Upside, the spots are larger and all pull-through. They are also a little farther from the road noise and most important, closest to the Dairy Queen! If you’re one to have to use your awning, then Cody isn’t for you. The park store is quite adequate and offered many of the same items found in town and were a little less in cost too. Park staff was very friendly and knows the town. Cody itself is fun and a great place to spend a few days. The park is very well maintained. My only complaint about the park is the non-existent, free Wi-Fi. It worked well enough to access their home page and that was it. Simply trying to access Hotmail yielded only time-outs. I was told that I could take my laptop to their laundry room and plug in (said too many people must be trying to download movies so the system was overloaded). Over 5 days, I tried at just about every hour of the day from 6am to midnight: no luck. Thank goodness for smartphones. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, spaces are tight though, and the exits to the main street can be rough. The WiFi was spotty, but I had my Verizon hot spot with me so it wasn't an issue. When we arrived, we had a choice of spots to choose from: we took the back in spot under the trees for the shade. The staff was friendly and even helped back us into our spot, they also knew about all the attractions around town. A good BBQ place to eat, is called Bubba's, I also recommend going to the Cody Cattle Company for the dinner and a show which is also down the same street headed towards Yellowstone. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at this park before and really like it. You have to pay cash, however that is OK with us. It is close to everything. Will come back again. Would recommend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place to stay. We stayed here for 4 nights. Very convenient to the Buffalo Bill museum and the Visitors' Center. Excellent sites treed and not treed. Very accommodating staff. Adequate dog run. (But there is an excellent dog park in Cody. Ask at the Visitors' Center for info.). The only negative is that Wi-Fi can be spotty depending on location of site. We had to take our laptop to the game room which was a Wi-Fi hotspot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a fantastic park with ALL the amenities. The rest rooms were large and very clean. Plenty of showers and hot water. Showers are private with a changing area, very nice. I arrived as they were opening for the season. Water was not turned on but filled my tanks. As I was leaving the water was on. Since it was opening the store was a little bare, no ice, etc. But the place was getting ready to open and lots of work going on, I imagine all will be up and running in a couple days!! The rate was discounted since it was just opening, Wi-Fi worked fairly well, but slow. My Verizon hot spot worked great. I was in a back in: shade trees and picnic table. Everything you could want and the owner directed me in which was a help since I am alone and backing can be trying when you can't see. I WILL stay here again. Close to the Museum and only 50 miles from the East Gate and Cody has everything you could want to re-supply. Stay here you won't regret it. Playground for kids, pet friendly. Good electric and hook-ups. Cable TV had a zillion channels. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The ladies who greeted me upon arrival were kind and knowledgeable about Cody's attractions. The next morning, the man in the office was...nice word...Rude! Asked to chose our own site, I found a back-in spot with trees. Pull through sites are in full sun. Level gravel pads with bright green well-watered sites were delightful and relaxing! Provided with ether site's full hook-up was cable TV, yet not all channels were clear - ok for me! Normal in-town campground traffic noise was no trouble. The laundry facility was crisp and clean, yet closed at 7:30pm - not convenient to anyone passing through town. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center's art is a good reason to stop and spend a day! I would rate the campground much higher if I'd not experienced "rude man". Really a nice place except for the one forceful rude man. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park right in the middle of Cody. Wi-Fi only next to office. Nice laundry and game room for kids. Great store with lots of souvenirs. Stayed two days, would definitely stay again when in the area. A little pricey though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park to stay for a few nights. The office stuff gave us virtual tour of all the attraction in the area and all the good places to eat. The site was nice and the services worked fine. Its about 50 miles from Yellowstone park. Will come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay here in Cody. Rate reflects 7th night free if staying for a week. Parts of the park are more crowded than others and some sites offer shade. Newer area has pull-throughs but relatively close together if both rigs had slides. Easy access to town, lots to do in Cody, and we definitely would stay here again. Office staff very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground right in town. We loved being able to walk to the museum, and Dairy Queen (mostly Dairy Queen). We stayed in one of the pull-through sites which had plenty of room, but no trees. There are some trees around the back-in sites. The cable TV hookup was a nice surprise. This park is well-kept, clean, with nice grass areas. Wi-Fi is available only near the office, and our site was too far away, so I sat outside the office to access the internet. It was very quiet at night. We would definitely stay here again the next time we are in Cody. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good things: cable & showers. Bad things: Street noise awful. Very disrespectful camping neighbors not obeying the quiet time. Slamming doors until 3:00 am. Was able to connect to Wi-Fi for 1 hour over 4 days. Would not camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I give this a 9 when compared to other places in the area. It was a nice campground, a little cramped, but easy enough to get in to and out of our site. It is convenient to everything in the area, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There was even grass on our site, the only grass I saw in Wyoming. Full hook ups with cable. Not sure about Wi-Fi as I used my cellular service. While in Cody we took a ride to compare this campground to others we passed up. Let's just say it re-affirmed that we chose the right place to stay and would definitely stay at this campground again. While in Cody hit the rodeo and museum. The staff here recommends the cowboy dinner theater, but if you want the best entertainment, go to the Dan Miller Cowboy review downtown instead. The band and show were great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed our stay at Ponderosa. The site was grassy and shaded, and the bathrooms were very clean. The showers were outstanding. Access in and out of the park was easy and the owner was extremely helpful in telling us all about the things to do in Cody. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park but things do get a little tight. Everything is very clean and the staff is great. The bathrooms are very busy but again they do manage to keep them clean. Not all the hook ups are on the same side but it's really not a big deal. They only accept cash and checks so keep that in mind. Within walking distance to downtown Cody which is worth the trek and don't miss the Rodeo. The Staff made great suggestions on how we should spend our time. Great park, we will absolutely come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful spot centrally located, easy access pull thru-sites. Tiny patch of grass, no picnic table or shade. Staff could be friendlier but not a problem. We did laundry here, plenty of washers & dryers. We would probably stay here again if in the area because of the location. The Cody Rodeo is a must do while in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small tight spots very close to your neighbor. Spots are assigned as you arrive, so you can't reserve a particular spot. In town, so close to activities. Friendly staff, clean bathrooms, showers. Laundry room available. Some slots are designed for two RV's / trailers to be in at the same time without grass divider etc (less privacy). Definitely not my favorite campground but better than other nearby choices. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a great stay here and would definitely recommend it. The campground itself is not amazing, but it’s certainly adequate. The location is perfect for exploring Cody and for seeing the rodeo. We stayed in a back-in site that overlooked a pretty canyon. The view from these sites was great, much better than the pull-through sites, and we had no problem getting our 40’ fifth wheel parked. The one bad thing about our site was that the sewer hookup was underneath our rig, so we couldn’t reach it without our extension. We also had to weave our cable TV wire under our rig to hook in on the opposite side. There was no real grass between the sites, basically a parking lot, and there was no pool. The Wi-Fi didn’t work from our site. While not fancy, it met our needs, and we even stayed an extra day. We’d come back again if we were visiting Cody, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has a great location, close to many sights of Cody. The pull through site we had was very standard: small strip of grass and cement patio. I think the back-up sites to the river are some of the nicer spots. Our kids enjoyed the playground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is really a pretty nice campground except for the Wi-Fi. We could not get a signal in our site and had to go to the video room for signal. Hosts are wonderful. The dog park was not clean and trash not picked up in the dog walk area the whole time we were here. We would stay here again, though. Very close to Museum and town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Enjoyed staying here while waiting for better weather to continue my trip. Wonderful staff and walking distance to good restaurants. Very clean and well maintained. Stayed 4 days and will come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has fairly long, level sites. Located on a busy street but not much noise unless on street-side sites. Nice grass between most sites but sites are just a little bit too close together. It is difficult to use the picnic table if the next site is occupied. WiFi is weak but normally usable. We would stay here again especially since it is so accessible to town and it's attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this campground and always stay here when in Cody. It is convenient to town and all of the attractions, as well as many restaurants. We always request the same site, which has a concrete slab, and it is level. However, have stayed in the gravel sites and they are level, also. The laundry/bathrooms/showers are all clean. This is a family run campground. Excellent! We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Got a recommendation to come here and we're glad we did. The KOA is beyond the edge of town. The Ponderosa is right in town so it's very convenient to restaurants and attractions. Layout is a little odd, but we came early in the season and had our pick of sites. After mid June, we understand reservations are essential. Level gravel sites. Pet friendly. Very clean bathrooms and showers. Nice little store and gift shop. Extremely congenial and helpful owners (an older lady and her two daughters). Highly recommended. We paid $30 plus tax for a back-in site, pull-throughs are $5 more. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very busy park. Congestion at main entrance, but we bent our landing gear using another entrance. Not much room to maneuver big rigs when they are leaving and coming in at the same time. It's on the main highway in Cody right in a curve. Noisy at night. The sewer connection is UNDER the RV and we couldn't use it, but when we tried to find the dump station: it's on the entrance (not exit) side of the park. Our back-in site had a view out the back, nice. Laundry was acceptable. Would probably try the other park outside of town next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a well kept park only 3 blocks from the fabulous museum in town: Buffalo Bill Cody Historical Center. They have a wonderful store and are helpful with information about seeing the sites in Cody. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While this park does have some very nice sites, it is tightly packed and some are awkward to access. We were first given a site with no water hookup, and the electric and cable TV on the passenger side of coach. We ended up parking across 3 very short back in sites along one of the entrance/exit roads of the park. Cable TV was good, as was the WiFi, but we were also right by the office. Very friendly, helpful staff: very knowledgable about the area. Stay 6 nights get 7th free during our visit. Restrooms/showers were very clean. Good laundry facilities. Very convenient for visiting Cody. Buffalo Bill museum was certainly worth seeing. The park is 52 miles from the East entrance to Yellowstone, so its quite a roundtrip trek. There are only 2 parks closer if you need full hookups. We would not stay again if we ever visited Cody again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 6th time to stay in this park, but will not our last. We like the convenience of this park (within walking distance to the little town of Cody, the museum, restaurants,etc.) The owners are terrific! The sites are level with some of them concrete slab. We have been in Site #55 for the last three years. The only complaint that we have is that some people do not pick up after their pet makes a mess. No fault of the owners of the Park, but the idiot campers who think rules are for other people not them. If you own a pet: be considerate and either leave them at home. Keep the campgrounds in better shape for others. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Not a bad place. Pull through's for big rigs not really sufficient. VERY narrow sites, with slides out and awnings, we took up the entire site. WiFi iffy, TV good, people were nice, location was good. We would stay again for an overnighter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a joke! This is a gravel and chewed up asphalt parking lot with hook ups. Make sure you have plenty of water hose and 75 ohm cable I used all I had! No Wi-Fi for my stay and no one knew how to fix it in the whole town! I will give them credit the staff was friendly and helpful and it is close to town. But about 1.5 hours till the East gate for Yellow Stone We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was just right. The showers were clean. If I had any complaint it would be that the laundry was nice but closed at 9pm. Other than that, I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For some reason, my first attempt at posting this review in August didn't take so I'm trying again in mid-September. I am mentioning this because I want to comment on a September review giving the park 1 star. From their description of the park and facilities and rate quoted, I am not sure they were at Ponderosa. I also want to mention again (as I did 2 years ago) that this park has 2 distinct sections: the older section has a wide variety of sites and the newer section has about 30 pull-thrus in the open. The sites in the older section can vary widely in size and quality. We were lucky enough to get one of the sites in the new section this stay. We had FHU, free at site WI-FI, cable TV, and good satellite reception for our 2 day stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well-run and maintained campground. Check-in was easy and friendly. Sites easy to get into, but rather narrow. They advertise free Wi-Fi but admit that it doesn't work well in all areas. Park is convenient (walking distance) to downtown Cody and only a mile away from Wal-Mart and two miles from the rodeo. There is a Dairy Queen next door that was my downfall and a Pizza Hut across the street. Laundry was clean and large, but dryers were too expensive for their drying ability. There is a lovely tent area down the hill with a beautiful creek; it was good exercise to walk down there a couple of times a day to commune with nature and see the deer. I'd give Ponderosa a 9 if it had a hot-tub and better Wi-Fi reception. The east gate of Yellowstone is about 50 miles away, but it is a beautiful drive to get here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground. Nice gravel roads, level sites with picnic tables at each. Bathrooms were very clean, well lit and well stocked. Laundry facility was also nice and clean. The staff is friendly and extremely informative! They seem to have fixed the long check-in issue by giving you your space number immediately and asking you to come back to check in after you get settled. Conveniently located to many of the attractions in Cody, including the museum and the Cody Nite Rodeo. It gets windy: we stayed for 6 days and never even put our awning out. We had a great site but, in general, sites are close together and some of them are awkwardly situated. They only take cash, but have an ATM on site. The Wi-Fi doesn't work very well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice park. The sites were close but did not have any noise. The WiFi did not work in the site we were in. Park is close to everything. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice, well maintained campground located in town. A short walk to the Museum, and bus stops for Cody tour. Could not be more helpful. No 10 due to gravel roads and sites. Narrow strip of nice grass between rigs. Even though they don't tell you when you call for reservation, OR checking in, it is a CASH ONLY campground. This means NO credit cards! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is close to everything which was nice. They claim they have WiFi but it is non-existent. I asked the lady in the office about not being able to receive the WiFi and she gave me a 2 page print out of excuses and told me to read them. She then informed me that they were not going to cut down trees so people could get WiFi. We really enjoyed the Cody Rodeo and the museum. The RV park does need to trim some of their smaller trees. We couldn't use our entire site because a tree would have scratched the side of the motorhome. When we left a worker yelled at us because we moved around the tree over some grass to avoid it. I think would try another park next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff and a good breakfast for $6. WiFi was intermittent to non-existent. Sites close together in the area where we parked. Stayed two nights and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very well located! Within walking distance to the Buffalo Bill Museum and a very short drive to either the Wal-Mart or the Albertson's. We were in a back-in site. While the trees were nice, they prevented us from getting WiFi at our site. (I suggest the park upgrade their internet capability!) The biggest problem with the site was it was too short! I only have a 25 foot rig, but my toad did not fit. Had to do a tricky parallel park in front of the the RV, but I still stuck out into the aisle. The people in the office were very helpful and provided much information. My biggest complaint is that this large park is CASH only! I had a hard time believing that a large operation (with a big convenience store and gift shop) did not accept credit cards. I can understand this in a very small mom-and-pop park, but this was a large, well-run park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff. Lots were level. Lots of trees and view of the mountains. Close to Yellowstone. We're staying for at least a week or longer. Plan to commute to Yellowstone. Only downside was the traffic noise but that doesn't bother us, however, that's the reason for an 8 rating. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very helpful managers/staff that give information on town activities. Sites are very close to each other. Large gift shop on site with reasonable prices. Convenient to downtown shops, museums and restaurants. We did walk all the time but beware, it is about one mile to town. Very clean restrooms. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Luckily, we made reservations ahead of time. This is a busy park that fills up every night and we heard that some people were turned away. We had a nice site under large trees next to the restrooms. Other sites are extremely tight and not as nice. Park has excellent cable, Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. There is lots to do in Cody. We stayed a week and loved it here. We would definitely stay here again but would try to get one of the larger sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful, well kept park with gravel driveways and pads but level with no problem in backing in, they had someone helping if needed. Close to everything and a nice drive up to Yellowstone. We stayed 5 days and had a great experience with the people running the park. If you need a place in Cody to spend a night or several nights, this is the place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean RV park and friendly staff. Clean showers and bathroom area. Very close to the Buffalo Bill Musuem in Cody which is a great one to visit - plan on a few hours as there is a ton to see (you can also come back the next day for free). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good park. Friendly people running the place. They had a lot of information on the local area. There are some shady sites, we didn't happen to have one, but it was cloudy off and on. Bad thing was my sewer connection: it was in the back and I parked a couple feet over it, so I had to craw under the 5'ver a little to hook up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fantastic park. If it had a pool, I'd have given it a 10. They were amazingly welcoming. They gave us a thorough orientation to the area and had a lot of services to make life easier (like buying Cody Nite Rodeo tickets right at the desk). The bathrooms were spotless and convenient. The showers were clean and pleasant. The laundry was wonderful. While not all sites have shade trees, we did (site 93) and it was nice when things got up in the high 80's. We had a beautiful view over a canyon with a stream (that's where the waterfront sites are but they are tent only sites). I really have no complaints. Furthermore, we had trouble with our rig there and had to have it towed. They couldn't have been more accommodating and polite. They were much more worried about OUR inconvenience than their own. We would definitely stay here again! Wonderful campground!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is perfect for a visit to Cody as we can visit the famous Buffalo Bill Museum as well as downtown restaurants by foot. The negative note is that as we have a small motorhome, we were installed in the gravel area where the sites are so narrow that the neighbor sewer is under your picnic table! This is unacceptable. In the asphalted area, sites are a bit wider. Another negative note is that they accept only cash payment. Quite unusual. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV Campground Park location, especially if you want to explore Cody and surrounding areas. This campground is family owned and it shows pride of ownership. The sites are wide and level and the hookups are easily accessable. The check-in office has a store and extensive gift shop. This was our second time staying here. Ponderosa Campground gets my highest recommendation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful campground close to all the attractions of the Town of Cody, WY. Walking distance to most shops, dining and entertainment. Wild Bill Cody Historical Museum very close. The staff is the best ever we have encountered in our travels. They bend over backwards to make your stay enjoyable. Best ever gift shop on premises. Staff made many calls for road conditions to assure our safe travel to Yellowstone National Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We rated this campground so highly because the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The spots by the river are for tents only. The location is very convenient, shopping and museums a few blocks away. The side with the majority of the back-in sites has more mature trees than the side with the majority of the pull through sites. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed a week here. It is a couple of minutes from Walmart, 5 blocks to the Buffalo Bill Museum, and within 6 blocks of downtown. The main problem for us: The sewage dump area at the campsite was a little smelly and had apparently been excavated recently to repair a line, but they put the same contaminated soil back in the hole. This observation just applies to an area near the southeast corner of the Ponderosa campground property adjoining the bluff. The laundry facilities were relatively expensive. Other than that it was a good central location to explore Cody and surrounding areas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Only take cash or check. We called for reservation and was told we did not need on as they had plenty of space. Got in at 4:15PM and it was a zoo. We were given the choice of only two different spots. Very crowded and tight fit. Must say was very clean and the grass was well cared for. We selected it because it was close to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Wi-Fi worked very well. If we had it to do over we would have stayed at Absaroka Bay RV Park on the edge of town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a well run RV park very close to all the important downtown sites of Cody. We stayed in a pull through site which we would classify as adequate but not spacious. The park was filled to capacity during our two-night stay, but things were very quiet after sunset. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is the only one in Cody that is centrally located and w/in walking distance to the EXCELLENT Buffalo Bill Museum and some restaurants. The folks who work there are wonderful, super friendly, helpful and very laid back! They had a free country music concert one night which was fun. Some even got up and danced. And they don't have a "Check-Out Police" coming around and bugging you to leave if you're past the check-out time. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it very highly. They offered us (we did NOT ask) a lower rate b/c we drive a Class B rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After having read some of the reviews, I'm wondering if I am in the same park. Yes, check-in can be hectic if you arrive at the wrong time of day, but the fact is, they take the time to go over the options in the park, and answer the questions about town. I was given the option of 11 sites and told to let them know which I took. I took site 77. It is level, close to bathouses and Wi-Fi (I can see the transmitter/receiver), is partially shaded and on a wide paved road. The gravel back-in spot is wide enough for the vehicle and I had a 3' concrete pad plus a 12' grass strip to the next pad on my right and an mature apple tree on about a 10' gap on my left. Bathrooms were clean. I have a class C and had no problem backing in from my blind side (I am alone). I definitely would return. In closing: the fact that this was the only CG in the area that was full, has to say something. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, well kept park right in the heart of Cody. The sites are not wide, but all your slides can be out, but maybe not your awning. The sites are level with kept grass between them. It's a great place to stay while doing everything Cody has to offer. The owners are nice and hands on. DQ is right next door. We have been here before and will come again We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is probably the least desirable park we have stayed in. It is convenient to Cody, but the sites are close, with dirt roads and lots of dust. The back-in sites are really small yet they will put a 34-36 ft 5th wheel in them. It has Wi-Fi that works good, but not excellent. There is a Park store, and the staff is friendly and helpful. This is OK for an overnight, but not for an extended stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We like this campground! This is our fifth time here, and we will return whenever we get back to Cody. It's close to town, the museum and several good restaurants. Also it's a good location for seeing Yellowstone. They have clean restrooms and showers, and friendly staff. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This was a Good Sam campground that was very well-kept. The restrooms and showers were very clean. They did, however, give us a spot that had a tree on each side so that we have to maneuver our trailer right between the trees in order to back into our spot. This would have been impossible if we had a larger camper than our 20' RV. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent location on west end of town (and a fun town it is). Very helpful staff. Big-rig/pull-through area spacious, while older back-in sites seemed tight. However, some of the big-rig area gets muddy even with no rain. The problem is watering of site grass patches, with insufficient gravel on site pads/roads so water pools and mud forms. I knew this in advance from various forums but camp managers said they'd never heard of the problem. But even after being warned and asking for a non-muddy site, I had to walk through mud all the time. Maybe camp managers should take a walk and see it too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Long pull-through sites but the space between neighbors is only about eight feet: enough for slides and awnings, but little else. They have full hook-ups, with cable and Wi-Fi, which worked well for us. Lots to see and do in the Cody area, so we were comfortable extending our stay a few days. One thing to consider: no debit or credit cards accepted, cash only. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff was very friendly an helpful. Park was clean, but quite busy. If you are in anything smaller than 30' they put you in some very tight places. Parking a tow vehicle might be required to be away from RV. If you are looking for internet...forget it! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. It had two entrances to highway. The site was shaded but not so much we could not use our satellite. Friendly office personnel and helpful in getting parked in our site. Convenient to places to eat. The town has a rodeo nightly with local talent. They were good considering they were not professional. I would recommend to any one and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not sure how this campground got so many 8's and 9's. It does not rate them. Check-in is a mess. Had to wait while gift shop customers were helped before check-in could proceed. Had made reservations three months in advance specifically for a pull-through site, and they had us assigned to a tight, 90 degree back-in site. After some haggling, they finally decided that they could put us in a pull-through. Our site was very small, and only had room for our 36' fifth wheel. Had to wedge the truck in to the side. The only room between rigs was taken by our picnic table. Very cramped park. After all of this, the Wi-Fi was a waste of time. It is there, but not usable: and we have two computers to try. Next time we will stay at Wal-Mart. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A bad experience for us from start to finish! Check-in was crazy - rv's were backed into the road as 3 had arrived at once and there was nowhere for them to park inside the camp site. It was totally disorganized. We waited in the 'suicide lane' for 10 mins before we could pull in. I had booked a pull through but we didn't get this and instead we had to squeeze into what looked like the corner of a car park. Didn't have time to query this as rv's were waiting in the street behind us to pull in! The small space next to us was used as an entrance to the tent sites behind us by motorcyclists. I think if you are in a motorhome and are lucky enough to get in the pull through section then you are probably ok. Most of the travel trailers and fifth wheels were in the all gravel car park type area. We were luckier than most in that area as at least we had our vehicle next to us - some had to park it away and did not have any space for a table even between them and the rv next door. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was VERY busy and getting into the park from the main road may be difficult because of back-ups waiting to register. The staff were very polite, efficient and accommodating. The park is well maintained but overcrowded in the back-in area. However, the "big rig" area was much nicer and all were pull-throughs, but,the next door neighbors sewer hookup was practically under our picnic table. This appeared to be true on all sites. The Buffalo Bill Historic Site and Museum (a MUST TO SEE!) is within walking distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, in-town campground. Within walking distance to several attractions in Cody and only a little farther walking to the downtown. Also partnered with a couple of shuttles that'll take you to some attractions. Well-maintained grounds, could use a little more shade in some areas (ours). Gift shop on the grounds. Wi-Fi was spotty for both days we were there. Other camper agreed. Desk personnel said it was always good but our and the other camper's experience said otherwise. The reasonableness of the campground conditions, the fair cost, and large number of things to see in Cody got us to change our stay from one to two nights. Would certainly camp here again if we weren't looking for a more countryside experience - although a deer walked into the very lower park of the campground reserved for tenters / teepee-ers while we were walking down there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely friendly staff that provided mountains of info on the local area. Great for big rigs. The newer sites had nice grass between them and the views are spectacular. Cable TV worked fairly well with just a few bad/fuzzy channels. Is within walking distance to the museum and within a mile or so of the Super Walmart. Don't forget to try to the Prime Rib buffet at the Irma Hotel; it's unbelievable. On a bad note, this is yet another campground that advertises wi-fi yet does not provide it to a substantial portion of their grounds. Neither of our 2 sites in the newer 50amp area had it. Would stay again, just wish they (like countless others) would fix their wi-fi. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Immaculate park, although close quarters. You can walk to town. Staff extremely helpful and gave us all the info about what to do in Cody (which is abundant) Don't know about WiF. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is a tent area at the bottom of the hill in the back of the campground. There is a nice stream that runs around the tent area. There is also a bar-b-que area back by the road to tent area. Only problem was the cable was not working in the pull-through area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great CG for being located in Cody. Walking distance to the Cody Museum and downtown. Some sites are close together. Restrooms are very clean. Staff and office were very helpful. Level sites. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very congested park. Our site was a dirt back-in with standing water for two days. Restrooms and showers were clean, but area outside the doors were very dirty. Office staff were nice, and helpful with information. Would stay here again, as I suspect most all parks in area are close to the same, if not worse, with all the traffic they get each Summer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location – within walking distance to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (must see). Friendly, helpful staff. Clean well run park. As others have mentioned, pull-through sites are in an open area, don’t pass up the nice back-ins with the canyon/mountain views. Hookups can be a challenge, shared pedestal only had 50 amps on one side and it was already taken when we showed up. Wi-Fi and cable worked well. Power was a problem during the night with spikes above 132 volts which could damage electronics if you don’t have a surge/voltage protector. No credit cards, cash or checks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is nothing wrong with this campground. The pull throughs are long and wide enough. I had to add 10' to my 20' sewer hose. There are concrete patios at the sites. Sometimes you have a nice mountain view. The staff is very helpful, and Dairy Queen is right next door. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great Campground. Previous reviews from others is very accurate. Great friendly staff who are very helpful in letting you know what is in town. Nice clean park. Near center of town, but don't worry the town gets very quiet at night. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Others have already written about the convenient location of the park for seeing the sights of Cody. A pool would be a nice addition in this heavily used, touristy park. The park has FHU, 60+ channel cable, WIFI. The new section of the park has 2 rows of about 30 pull-thrus in an open area. These sites were full during our stay due to a RV rally. We were lucky to get an acceptable site in the old section. As noted in some prior reviews, the old sites vary greatly in quality. Many are small, close together, have awkward utility placement, unlevel, etc. If you don't mind being in the open (sun, wind,etc.), try to get a site in the new sectio (sites 109-137). Most of the older sites are back-ins some of the the above mentioned problems. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean and well maintained campground. The pull-through sites were very level. The campground is in the city of Cody but was quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We have stayed here before and we thought it was a good campground. It has been improved. It is now more big rig friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is operated by a friendly, efficient staff. The park is clean and conveniently located within walking distance to all the major attractions in Cody. The staff gave us an orientation to all the attractions in Cody. Cody is one of the nicest, friendliest towns in the west. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
VERY Noisy urban campground. Very friendly staff. Watch out for the sprinklers..they run all day and may get you wet. Tight sites but adequate. Some are better than others. Pull through sites are in full sun so plenty of room for any size rig. Good water, electric and sewer. Nice cable channel selection. Office helps with tickets and reservations to area attractions. Very nice gift shop on site. Next door to the Dairy Queen. Difficult to walk the dog. Pet area was limited next to a busy street. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park but sites are close. The staff are really helpful most of the time and occasionally go beyond expectations. WiFi poor reception and boots you off line frequently and staff were unable to correct the problem for the 8 days I was there unless I wanted to sit in the store to log on. We were parked about 500 ft from the store. They tend to water the sites for 6+ hours at a time without moving the sprinklers and the tables get soaked. The park is well located to most attractions. Good laundry facilities & showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some have rated this 10 out of 10? Not hardly. Yes, it's a nice level park. The newer section with large pull-through sites are gravel with a small grass section. There are no firepits! The old section is like a gravel parking lot. Rigs are very close to each other. Stayed here four days and while it's nice, it's not a resort. Not much for kids to do at all. Happy trails. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This a a fabulous RV Park that has very friendly people and great value for your dollar. It is very clean and well run. Don't pass it up! Only problem I had was someone hacked my wireless computer and got all my email adresses in the Contacts list. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are now two parts to this campground; the original section, which is attractive with many mature trees but quite cramped for big-rigs, and the new development, which has few trees and is mostly gravel but with good access and many pull-throughs – take your pick. As others have said, management is very helpful and the park’s location close to downtown adds extra flexibility for those without a supplemental vehicle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very helpful staff. When we checked in they showed us all the must see and do places. Most big rigs sites face north. Within walking distance to the famous Cody Museum and other attractions. Excellent for big rigs. We'd stay again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location to experience Cody, clean, pleasant. Friendly hosts that luckily allowed us move our 13' vintage trailer to an end spot, as sites are close together. It was what we needed and expected, but is more parking than camping. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great place to stay! The man who checked us in was a major source of area information, and was so nice. The park has a nice playground and arcade, as well as laundry facilities. Our site was gravel, with grass on the side, and was level and shady. We would absolutely stay here again. This is a destination campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a tight-packed campground in terms of space. BUT, the staff is outstanding, great little store, the place is kept quite clean, and there is some shade. I mention waterfront sites... those are for tents only on the Shoshone River behind the campground (down in the valley). We walked to downtown Cody and the Buffalo Bill Museums. A trolley is available, too, and comes into the campground. There are four driveway entrances to the CG. The main entry at the office can back up into the main street in the afternoon check-in rush, so be careful when entering at the main gate! We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a welcome thing to park in this park after spending one night in the nationally franchised park just east of Cody. I initially registered for one night, but when my wife saw the park she said to register for another night. The park is extremely well maintained. The grass is watered often and is well mowed and trimmed. The office staff is extremely accommodating and will do everything possible to make your visit to Cody enjoyable. This pull thru sites are adequately long for a large coach and toad however the sites are slightly closer together than I prefer but still they are larger than some parks I have been in. Be sure to check out the Attached Trading Post (owned by the same people). Very good quality merchandise, fairly priced. We will most definitely stay here again. I would caution anybody coming to Cody in the summer to call ahead for reservations or it might be Wal-Mart for the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly workers at the desk. Camp was full. Sites are small, many of them on pavement. Ours had no grass but did have a concrete deck. Seemed like lots of extra vehicles parked in camp and extra traffic. Great wifi and cable. We used the laundry room and found it clean and good size. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the perfect campground for visiting Cody. It's a 5 min walk to the Buffalo Bill Historic Center (5 museums in one). Campground is clean, quiet, easy access even for back-in sites. We have a 40 foot motorhome and got a back-in with canyon behind us & great views. Laundry is excellent--pricier because machines are all new front-loaders. Staff is relaxed & friendly & extremely helpful-even told me where best running routes are in town, & helped me secure campsite inside Yellowstone. Sites are close but not lacking in space or maneuverability. It would be a solid 10 if all sites were paved. They are all nice & level, and well packed gravel if not paved. Good Wi-Fi & cable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Signage to campground good. Tight entrance to turn into campground from busy road. Limited area to park and register. Office staff friendly and efficient. The campground is very close to Buffalo Bill Historic Center. Access roads paved and well maintained. There are two parts to the campground. The newer part has all pull-thrus but a bit like a car park with few trees. The older part are mainly back-ins. All sites are gravel and grass and were level. Service hook-ups in older part erratically placed. Some mature trees in older part. Some road noise but nice ambiance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a month, and the nightly rate is derived at by dividing the monthly rate plus tax by 31 days. This is a good destination park for pre and post summer season stays, During the prime summer season this RV park would be very hard to find a place to turn your vehicle around in. Every bit of space, big or little is dedicated to RV's, tents, teepees, and cabins. Very close proximity to each camper. The staff was friendly and helpful. Actually too helpful as they spend 10 minutes or more with each new comer giving them generic information about all the places around town and Yellowstone Park and everywhere else weather they want to know it or not. Backs/holds up the check-in line forever. Makes it hard to go in after check-in and get any specific to your stay information. The cable TV and wifi worked good. The laundry was adequately sized for the number of sites. 10 new front loader washers and dryers. However, they were pricey. 1 large load to wash was $1.75 and cost $2.50 to dry. I would stay here again during the off season, but would not stay for more than 2 or 3 nights during the summer season. It would be too crowded. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed our stay at Ponderosa. First of all, the staff were REALLY friendly, and were always available to help out with whatever we needed. They were especially knowledgeable about all the things there are to do in the area (and there's LOTS!). They were even able to help us get reservations and tickets for several area activities we were interested in (the Rodeo, rafting, and the tram tour). The park itself is really nice. They have back-ins, pull-throughs, tenting sites, cabins, and even TiPis! Everything is very well maintained and clean. Our site was a pull-through with plenty of room for our 43' RV and tow car. I read several of the reviews here that complained about the WiFi access, but when we were there they had just completed an upgrade of the system (apparently, they listen to their customers!) and we had really good, strong signal. And our site was near the back of the park. We had a really great time, and will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You have to be careful what site you get, because a lot of the hookups seemed to be on the wrong side for the RV. Would definitely recommend a visit to Cody, WY. They have a terrific museum, the Buffaol Bill Historical Center. You really need two days for this museum. We also ate at the Rib & Chop House and it was a terrific meal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were disappointed with this park. With a big rig, we got a spot in the newer section which is really just a big gravel parking lot with mud holes and absolutely no landscaping. Water connection was so close to the ground that we could not connect regulator and hose without digging a small hole in the ground. Sewer connection was sunk down in a hole about a foot deep and difficult to reach. Sites are very close together. Bathroom facilities are inadequate and in need of modernization. RV washing is not permitted. We had been planning to stay for 4 nights but left after one night. Not recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites a little close but nice easy pull thrus. Wifi didn't work at our site. Cable TV was great with lots of channels. No Speed TV? Very good in town location. Registration staff was very helpful. Extremely quiet park for being in town. Definitely stay here again. Verizon worked very good here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. We had a great pull through site. The roads were gravel but clean. The gift shop was very nice as was the staff. We did have cable tv but it was quite snowy. They also need a pool and hot tub. One night they allowed people without reservations to dry camp. I thought this was a nice gesture. I would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park, but I would not recommend it if you want Wi-Fi. We stayed here 4 nights and I could not get a Wi-Fi connection a single time. I walked all over the park trying to no avail. Everyone that I talked to had the same experience. One man said that he got on for a few seconds one afternoon. The folks that run the park were very nice, but seemed to be totally oblivious to the problem. Any time someone would mention the Wi-Fi problem to the office personnel, they would offer some new excuse. I depend on the Internet and will never stay here again. Until they get it fixed, they should say NO Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is a bit crowded, but the staff makes up for any minor shortcomings. I was waiting for a Fed-ex package and it arrived late to the point I was going to have to stay another day. They were as worried about my package as was I. Means a lot when you are on the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location of this park is great. We could walk to town, the museum, Wal-Mart, Dairy Queen (right next door). It had a decent dog area. The owners were very friendly - we had left another park and the owners let us walk around and pick our spot. Saturday night they had a band playing on the front porch. The sites can be a little tight but we had an end spot so we had no problems. I would go back again for a stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our fourth time staying at this park. Owners are friendly and the campground is well kept. This time they had Wi-Fi which was good. A very convenient campground to town, the Bill Cody Museum, shopping, restaurants, rodeo and Yellowstone. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Stayed here before the busy season. A pretty nice park staff friendly, restrooms clean, when we stayed it wasn't to full but it looks like the sites are close together. Close to the great buffalo bill museum and restaurants. Will stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff was very friendly and informative. Park is easy walking distance to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and downtown Cody. Bathrooms were very clean. The WIFI could only be accessed from the corner of the gift shop. Supposedly the wrong type of antenna was installed, soon to be fixed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Ponderosa Campground is very nice with a new section of long level pull through sites for big rigs. Office staff was very nice during check-in and very knowledgeable on the area. We enjoyed our stay here and will stay at this campground again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this as an overnight enroute to parts east. Sites were gravel and level. We walked into Cody for dinner. This was the week before Sturgis, lots of motorcyclists around. When checking in we were given a "complete" rundown on what was available in the area and some help deciding what road to take into S. Dakota to avoid the Sturgis crowd. Service was excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are fairly close together, but the park is clean and well maintained. We had a level concrete pad with absolutely no problem backing onto. Hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable. Free shuttle to nightly rodeo. We stayed over the 4th of July and watched the city sponsored fireworks from a far corner of the campground. Wifi was available from store or tables/benches outside of the building. We would stay here again, but would also consider the other campgrounds in and around Cody. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We selected this campground based on the other recommendations here. But we have one problem with it- super tight spots. Park is clean, staff is nice, walk to downtown is great. But you have to grease the sides of your rig to fit it in some of the spots. We have a 24' MH and could not fit into the first spot we tried. Take about 1/3 of the sites out and this would be a ten. Never did find the Wifi. They did get bonus points for deer wandering through the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were very pleased with this park. They definitely pack them in but the location to the town (you can walk to the museum and Walmart is a mile away) is second to none. Restrooms were great. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed here on the way to Yellowstone. We picked this campground because it got such good reviews. I sure don't see why. The campground hosts were friendly, but the sites were very, very, very tight, and there was dust everywhere. A clean laundry. This campground says you can walk into town. Well: you can certainly walk to the Buffalo Bill Museum, but it would be a long walk into the rest of the town. And, I wouldn't call any of the sites shady. The trees were all in back of the campsites. On the way home, we stayed at another Cody park, which I liked much better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I made reservations *six months* in advance for the July 4th holiday, paid the first night's deposit, and provided all the motorhome information required. When I arrived to check in, the desk had no record of the reservation or payment, but I had the confirmation letter. My rig is a 24' "widebody"; they first assigned me a completely unworkable (far too narrow and short with overhanging tree branches) site site with small camper vans and pop-ups. When I requested another site, they said that nothing was available because of the holiday (why did they think I reserved six months in advance?!), but they found a "site" wedged between a toyhauler and a larger rig; one of the hookups was in the playground about 20' behind this particular site! I got my money back and went to Absaroka Bay. The only "advantage" that I can see to this place is that it's fairly close to the museum and the downtown area; otherwise, in-campground navigation is difficult, the sites are small and very jammed together, and the management operation seems pretty haphazard at best. Ironically, some friends (same size rig) had called only a couple of days in advance for the same time period were assigned a decent site! (They later reported that the management had tried to find me after I left; they had "found" another site choice for me!) We camped here in a Motorhome.
A wonderful park very near to town. The owners are so helpful and pleasant. The sites are a little close together, but it doesn't feel crowded, maybe because of the trees in the park. Many sites have concrete pads. We camped on gravel with a concrete patio. Most sites look level. Very clean and well managed. Would definitely stay here again. They take checks or cash only, no credit cards. Their wifi is available in or near the office only, but there is city-wide wifi available for $6.95/day that works very well throughout the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Seems like all the CG's in Cody are older and congested. This one is no exception. Sites are mostly grass or gravel with a few concrete pads. Utilities are scattered about. Site quality varies quite a bit but in general they are close together and need leveling. The main street in Cody curves around the outside of the park so there is some traffic noise, mostly in the daytime. Park staff friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here overnight before heading into Yellowstone. Campground is clean but is mostly gravel and is in downtown Cody. Staff is very friendly, sites are pretty close and no campfires allowed. Also plan accordingly as they do not accept credit cards. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We rated this park an 8 out of 10. There are a good number of nice sites, although they pack em in when they can. Thus, the main reason the lower rating. I don't enjoy campgrounds where RV's are placed just anywhere they can put them. The WIFI is available in the office only, which is ok with me. There is no pool. This is the nicest park in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located in town within walking distance of some attractions. The staff was very friendly
and helpfull in directing you to points of interest. They do not take credit cards but do take checks from anywhere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is nice, very clean. Roads and some sites are gravel. Small number of sites are cement. Three blocks from Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Very close to town from park. Staff was nice at check in. This is a Good Sams Park. You reveive 10% off but will not take a CC. If you use a CC they remove the 10% from Good Sams. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow, we got a brand new concrete pad that was absolutely stone level, and I was able to do some leveling for my rig. They are rehabbing a number of sites and they're really nice. This is within long walking distance (it's good for you) of the Cody Museums and downtown is a ball. There are a lot of things to do in the area and this is a good starting point. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a great time here in the spring. Management was very helpful as were the employees. They are located in town and close to all activities and restaurants. It is very quiet for an in town location. Their big rig area is very open and without trees around units. However the back-ins are grassed and a lot are shaded. They keep the restrooms and showers spotless. Will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The "tightest" CG we've stayed out in the West. NO credit cards; all gravel, dusty, crowded. Rest rooms immaculate. Staff helpful. We camped here in a camper.