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Ponderosa RV Park

Kissimmee, Florida


1983 Fortune Rd
Kissimmee, Florida 34744
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 208
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 28.30439
Longitude: -81.36466

Elevation: 84' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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19 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Accepted Passport America. Site was back in and FHU. No cable but Wifi worked pretty well, a little slow tho. Antenna tv picked up over 60 channels. Site was barely big enough for RV, parked truck next to it. NO shade. All concrete roads and sites. Nice pool and laundry room. HIghway noise but can't beat the price in this town. Very friendly park. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
P-23
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $75.00
Overall Rating:

I agree with previous comments. Interior roads are good but narrow. Didn't use bath house or laundry facilities.

In addition, their published and posted rate in their office is $40.00/day. We were charged $75.00/day because of activity going on at Oceola Heritage Park. When our reservations were made we weren't told of this special upcharge. Nor were we advised at check in. Only when we paid our bill the next day.

I agree that they can charge whatever they want to for a site but advise the customer when reservations are being discussed and let the customer decide if the price is in their comfort zone. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Many places to shop. Publix Grocery less than 5 miles from CG.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

The park itself was clean and tidy but very tightly packed fulltime, long term and campers. The pool was large and heated. The laundry room was a good size but very busy constantly. The sites are very narrow, gravel and concrete. The staff was average, not that friendly and the wifi wasn't free. The restrooms were clean and the showers were nice. The road traffic was very loud. Don't think I'd stay here again. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Spaces were a little tight but not overly. Helpful staff. Level sites but we were in the row next to the highway and it was quite noisy at times. Amenities were clean and functional. We stayed for a fortnight and will probably stay again. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Clean campground. Has full-time residents. The park is a bit cramped feeling. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

The park is probably half filled with full-timers and park model home. The lots are narrow. Our pull-through site happened to be on the end of loop and was decent width. Some of the permanent residents seem to have a lot of additions, sheds and lawn ornaments, but it is Florida. The Internet is provided by a third-party called Nationwide. It cost $10 for 48 hours. No need for CATV because it has all the major over-the-air channels. The turnpike is close by but the tree line blocks some of the noise. We ran the A/C so it didn't bother us. Not a bad place to spend a couple of days We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Please read the reviews before making the mistake of staying at this RV Park. It is extremely loud because the park is literally right under the Florida Turnpike. The RV sites are very small and not much room to park a big rig or to put out slides. The park staff is friendly, and they have lots of amenities. But it doesn't make up for the crowded conditions and the noise. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Our needs are few: full hook-ups, pull-through, pet friendly. This park met all those needs. Staff were friendly and helpful. We stayed in one of the pull-through spots in the back and did not hear the Turnpike. Park is mostly seasonals with a number of park models; most units are well maintained. Sites are grass, roads are paved and wide, and there is a security gate with a combination. Most of the daily rate sites are back-in and towards the front. They looked pretty wide, fairly level, deep enough for the big 5th wheels and not too tricky to get into. We stayed 5 days/4 nights: attended an arena football game, 2 day competition and an appointment with a specialist so we did not participate in any activities or socialize past walking the dogs. Also did not use the restrooms. Would stay here again. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects Passport America. The only reason I stayed here was to see if older reviews were fixed and it was close to the Rodeo arena. Access in was easy, check in was easy with a very friendly front desk person. Got assigned site #31. Site had dirt and leaves on it but was OK. Site backed up to a fence which behind the fence is Florida Turn Pike. VERY NOISY ROAD all hours of the night. First night I did not fall asleep till 3 am but still heard cars and trucks all night long. There is no way around the noise at this campground as I asked other campers and they said they just muted it out. This is not a quiet campground (people quiet YES) traffic quiet no, never stopped the whole two days we were there. Found out that we can camp at the rodeo grounds next time. Wi-Fi says is available, we paid $10 for 48 hours of Wi-Fi and had no access luck of any kind. Park contracts the Wi-Fi out to a third party so office staff has nothing to do with Wi-Fi, will dispute our charge as they took our money no problem but customer service to help us get connected was not there, we left two messages for them to help us and did not get a call back. WE WILL NOT STAY HERE OR RECCOMMEND ANYONE THAT CAN HEAR TO STAY HERE. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We were told after arriving on site that we would have cable TV. The cable fitting had been removed and an office employee sent someone to our site to fix it. We were then informed that since we didn't live here fulltime, we would have to contact the cable company for hookup and a fee of approximately $50.00. Instead of staying three nights, we left the next morning. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

WIFI is not included in price. It is provided through an outside server you must pay for no matter if you loose a whole day service, like we did. The location is not that good. It is 50 yards from Florida Turnpike. The noise is steady and loud - no matter where you are located in park. There are friendly people. The security gate allows motorcycles to sneak by, which makes one wonder who is getting in. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This was a very quick two night stay. Had difficulty finding availability in Kissimmee so settled on this park. This was an old park with a lot of permanent residents. Not high end at all but it served our purpose. Sites were very close and it was difficult to back our motorhome into its slot but got it done. Internet is available but you have to pay for it. We made use of unsecured users in the park. Probably would not stay here again but only because it is not as new and modern as we like. If you like a more natural setting, would recommend Lake Louisa State Park near Davenport. It's very pretty and only 15-minutes from most of the Disney theme parks. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This a park with lots of long term campers. It still looked pretty neat. The place we got was an overflow one and that was on the narrow side. The normal sites aren't that big either. You had to pay for the Wi-Fi. We didn't use it and we got free Wi-Fi at the little Ice Cafe next to the very near Publix store. The restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained as was the pool. For the price we paid you can stay at a lot nicer campgrounds in the area, Davenport for instance. We would not stay here again. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 219
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

As previous reviewers has stated. They put you right against the fence and you hear traffic ALL night long, even with the A/C going. I would recommend that you don't stay here. I'm surprised that it is a Passport America campground. Most of the spots have permanent structures on them. We stayed here only because it was convenient to our family. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Our rate was based on the in-season weekly rate, a real bargain when you consider the costs of other nearby parks. As previous posters have mentioned, the only real downside to this park is the Florida Turnpike and, as a short term resident, you will be placed in a space right up against the highway. A white noise machine and using the fan or a/c at night kept the noise under control. Light sleepers might consider earplugs. The staff committed a royal muck-up when we had to leave our site for some service work; we returned and they had assigned the site to someone else, despite our paying for a week and advising them that we would be off-site for a day or two. They quickly found us another site and bent over backwards to make up for the error. We found the size of the spaces larger than most parks, with plenty of room to extend slides and park toads. The Wifi costs $6/day, $20/wk, $40/mo, but it does function well. There's a nice rec room, a clean pool and some shuffleboard courts. I'm not giving it a 10 because of the highway and the lack of free wifi. We camped at Ponderosa RV Park in a Motorhome.

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