Ponderosa Campground is a United States Forest Service campground in the high country of Big Sur, on the central coast of California in the Los Padres National Forest. The campground has 23 sites set in a high valley adjacent to the Nacimiento River, with a canopy of Ponderosa Pine, Oak, Madrone, and California Sycamore trees. Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring, and pedestal grill. The campground is on the Nacimiento-Fergusson Road (a famous motorcycling road), approximately 13 miles east of State Route 1 and 20 miles west of the city of Lockwood.
Sites are limited to 6-8 persons. Per the National Forest Service, RVs are not advised.