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Ponderosa Campground
Ranked #5 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Cody
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“So many spiders!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We got a teepee. There was enough space for a small dog to crawl under the sides! It was late and we were tired, so we set up anyway. Then we spotted a spider on the wall/roof. And another. And another. On the floor, too. Then on the doorway! We rushed out as fast as possible and one of us tripped and got really hurt coming out of the teepee. The only bathrooms near our teepee were porta-johns! Everything was unacceptable!

  • Stayed August 2014
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The location was great. People were friendly and wanted to give info on near by attractions and good food. We stayed two days, showers were hot and bathrooms clean.Everything was easy to get too. The museum s and nightly rodeos.casper I would stay again.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sherry G
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Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The camp is very crowded. No campfires, or pool, basically you have a pad to park and that's it! The area around there is amazing. I highly recommend Bear tooth pass. We trailed our motorcycle and rode there. The sights are amazing. As far as the campground tho, if you need a place to park its perfect. But if you enjoy camping I would not stay here.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This was the first time we stayed in a campground that was within the city limits and I had my reservations but they were quickly laid to rest as we pulled into the campground. After we got all checked in the gal at the registration desk took another 20 minutes to tell us about the various attractions around town. We were even able to buy tickets on site which was VERY convenient.

The campground was immaculate! Private shower stalls with dry dressing area and curtains for privacy. The grounds were well maintained with flower pots around the property that were watered daily, added just that touch of home that made it extra comfortable.

It's a busy campground so there is a lot of activity but even with the traffic we found the campground to be quiet.

We will be staying at the Ponderosa again!

If there was anything to complain about, and it's really a minor inconvenience, they accept ONLY cash, no debit or credit cards. They do have an ATM in the lobby next to registration so it wasn't a huge deal but good to know if you're going. Also, don't forget to check out the items in the back of the store. Many Native American and western pieces if you're into that sort of thing.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Laytonsville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This campground is within walking distance of the Buffalo Bill museum. It is busy and seems to stay pretty full. We stayed for a week in 2013 and again in 2014 on a pull through site. This appears to be the newer section of the campground. The back-in sites seem to be in the original part of the campground and require a level of back up skills we lack. I'd recommend making reservations as early as possible. They do not take credit cards, nor do they ask for any deposit for a reservation. I was apprehensive about this but it was unfounded we had a great pull through site each time. Last year they called me about 4 pm to make sure we were still coming. It turned out many come with out a reservation and seem to wait in the lobby to see if someone does not show up. This year I called them at 12 noon to tell them we were on our way. Also note that there is no pool at either of the large Cody campgrounds. The rodeo bus stops at the campground and for $5 bucks RT it is a great way to get to the Cody rodeo.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a clean campground near the center of Cody. We were in a tent and had a choice between a grassy spot near the road or a spot down by the river (quieter but more primitive). We chose the grass close to the very clean restrooms and showers. There was some traffic noise earlier in the evening, but it did quiet down during the night. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Good spot for a one night stay in Cody. WiFi is available.

Room Tip: This is a campsite, not a hotel... Talk to the staff regarding a choice of campsite.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Joliet, Illinois
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

There on 7/29/14. Great place. Rented one of the cabins. Cute and rustic and very clean. Had a small refrigerator and microwave and a 13" tv with cable! Staff very friendly. Had to pay cash, $54 for the night. However, the gift shop does accept credit card. Laundry, showers and club house.Would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Tenting is roughing it. Must call to reserve cabin.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Ponderosa Campground
Address: 1815 8th Street, Cody, WY 82414
Region: United States > Wyoming > Cody
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Ranked #5 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Cody
Number of rooms: 296
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Ponderosa Campground Cody, Wyoming

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