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Ponderosa Campground
laurel lake nj
1 review
“great camp ground”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

The camp ground was great the two maintenance men are nice and the cleaning maids are so nice. The campground was clean the cabins were clean the bathrooms were clean and they try to give you that how you say camping experience you would look for. I give them my full 100%

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Franklin, NJ
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

My mom and my aunt love staying at the cabins with the bathroom. We stay at a tent site with water and electric. Manager and guy at Boogie board were very helpful as our alternator died on our minivan. Loved the buffet breakfast, we all enjoyed it. Check in and out was a breeze as usual. I noticed more cabins have been added. Pool was refreshing (but a bit cold). Surprised only one bathhouse open, years ago I thought there were two. Grounds are very well kept. Will be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Albany, New York area
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We stayed in the cabins, which are much cheaper than most hotel rooms in the area. You have to bring your own sheets & towels & soap, but it's worth the price savings. The cabins are clean and quiet; each has an air conditioner, so they're kept cool, and the hum of the a/c is just enough to keep whatever noises might be outside at bay. The mattresses on the beds in the cabins are very uncomfortable, so if you aren't filling up the 3 beds in your cabin, take the extra mattress and put it underneath the mattress you're using and then the beds are just fine. The campground is located close enough to Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Cape May to make it easy. Really, there was only one problem. One evening, we got back to our cabin and the key got stuck in the lock. Nothing that a little WD40 couldn't handle, except that we didn't happen to have WD40 on us, and there was no one at the office and no one to answer the phone all night long. So we had to go to sleep with the key stuck in the door, which meant that we couldn't lock the cabin all night long. No one tried to break in, but still, I didn't feel safe, being unable to lock the door all night. The staff here are all really wonderful, all willing to go the extra mile, whether that means to call you when your cabin is ready to move into or to help you move your belongings from one place to another. I am dinging this place on service because they have no one available overnight (the key got stuck around 10pm) to deal with emergencies. They sell food, but we didn't buy any there, so I can't report on that. They also have a swimming pool on premises.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

we took a cabin with no bathroom because that's all that was left. It was a nice size but you can see the start of some water damage because the a/c is poorly installed.

The common restrooms/showers are really showing age. Rusted sinks and even a bucket under the counter to recuperate water that came from a leak, but the bucket was overflowing!!!

It's also on the edge of a golf club, so expect a lot of noise in the morning or late at night when they take care of the course.

The pool is great though, so the campground is ok if you want to have a place to sleep, but plan to spend most of your time at the beach

  • Stayed August 2012
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

I'll start with the 2 negatives.. I've done camping before but here.. The Mosquitos were no joke.. It is camping so it's expected but bring lots of repellents. The 2nd, I chose to stay in the cabins with bathrooms.. And they cabins are really cute very small but cute.. But the price was too much for what you're getting.. Beds are not very comfy.. I read a review to bring an air bed and so I did.. But overall, my family and I enjoyed it very much we were close to wildwood and went there 2x's during our stay.. The pool was great.. The campgrounds kept clean.. We had absolutely no problems checking in or out.. Would definitely return maybe during the fall (less mosquitos lol).

  • Stayed August 2012
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Camping at ponderosa was so easy and fun. We stayed in a cabin with four people and had plenty of room. There was a heated pool and a snackbar on premises and was just a short drive to Avalon NJ. The cabins were clean and the grounds were too A++++

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Ponderosa campground was perfect!! The Employees were so friendly and helpful and they are super pet friendly! Camping
Bathrooms are always dirty so I'm not going to complain about that. I have nothing negative to say about this place we had a great time!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Additional Information about Ponderosa Campground

Property: Ponderosa Campground
Address: 18 W Beaver Dam Rd, Cape May Court House, Middle Township, NJ 08210-1413
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Middle Township > Cape May Court House
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Cape May Court House
Number of rooms: 54
Also Known As:
Ponderosa Campground New Jersey/Cape May Court House, Jersey Shore

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