Ponderosa Grove Campground

Near Kanab, Utah

Ponderosa Grove Campground does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Ponderosa Grove Campground is a quiet, primitive campground named for the canopy of ponderosa pine trees that shade its thirty-four campsites. The Ponderosa Grove Campground is situated approximately eight miles to the northwest of Kanab, Utah, (map 1) at 6,300 feet in elevation and is named for the small canopy of ponderosa pine trees that shade its campsites. The climate in the area ranges from extremely cold in the winter to temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. The campground sits amid rolling sagebrush and scrub hills which form the top of the Vermilion Cliffs and a short distance to the north of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Views of the surrounding landscape include the White Cliffs and colorful pink cliffs of the Bryce geologic formation. The area contains a variety of wildlife including mule deer, raptors, coyotes, rabbits, quail, etc.

The campground provides a convenient camping location for visitors to nearby recreation destinations including BLM lands west of Highway 89, the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and non-motorized access to the Moquith Mountain Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, a range of excellent OHV-riding opportunities are only a short drive away.

Ponderosa Grove Campground is open year-round. Amenities include two vault toilets, fire rings and grills, picnic tables, and a gravel access road. Sites can accommodate tent campers and trailers up to 24 feet in length. Due to short turnarounds and the campground layout, vehicles over 24 feet are not permitted. Water and hook-ups are not available. Pets are allowed, but they must be leashed while in Ponderosa Grove Campground, and their waste must be properly disposed of.

Campsites cannot be reserved; they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $5.00 per site/per night fee for the individual campsites (up to two vehicles per site), and a $5.00 per site/per night plus $1.00 per person fee for the two group sites (up to ten vehicles per site). Fees must be paid in cash or by check at the campground fee station. America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior and Access Passholders receive a 50 percent reduction in the campground fee.