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Ponderosa Campground offers the finest family camping at the Jersey shore. You and your family will enjoy a beautiful wooded, seashore vacation setting. We offer the best prices, and accommodations, and is the closet campground to the Avalon beach only 3-miles. We offer authentic air conditioned log wooden cabins with full bathrooms and single room cabins. Ponderosa cabins accommodate couples, families, groups and reunions in our cabin rentals. Our campground also accommodates tent sites with electric and water.

The Ponderosa Campground supports Family camping. Our grounds are well maintained and kept clean. We are nestled upon 20 acres of beautiful, wooded landscape. The Owner Marcia Kelleher and her family, take pride in making sure your stay with us is relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. Much care is taken to make sure your sites and cabins are clean. Our quiet hours are enforced to accommodate you with a peaceful rest, while you are with us. We take extra steps to offer small touches that we are sure you will enjoy.

The Ponderosa Campground offers our 1600 sq. ft. Salt Water pool. The pool has a zero depth entry into the pool. Water jets and fountains will entertain your children. Our pool is both child and adult friendly. All thought was put into designing a pool that is comfortable for everyone. There is a deep section for the adults and a child friendly side from 6 inches to 3 feet deep. Multiple water pumps, filters and chlorinators ensure the pool is water is clean, safe and refreshing.

The pirate ship play area is located by the pool and allows imaginations of being a pirate to come alive. The half court basketball and swing set are fun for all ages.

Ponderosa Campground staff is friendly and is knowledgeable and is able to help you with any Jersey Shore attraction. From Cape May, Wildwood beaches and Boardwalk, Ocean City Boardwalk and Atlantic City.

The Kelleher family looks forward to having you and your family spend your next camping vacation with us at the Ponderosa Campground.

*Notes of special interest and local attractions at the Jersey Shore*

Ponderosa Campground offers two clean bathhouses with FREE hot showers, with a touch of seashore decor. For your convenience we do have a laundry facility, sell firewood, ice and have and a fully stocked Camp Store for all of your shore and camping needs. At Ponderosa Campground our staff is friendly and will help make your vacation memorable and enjoyable.

Our office has many brochures providing directions and information about the many wonderful New Jersey Shore attractions. The Acme grocery store and Avalon coffee & bagel shop is only -mile from the Ponderosa Campground. The Cape May County Zoo and park is 1-mile away and the park has many bike paths. Just South of Ponderosa Campground is Stone Harbor beach and some wonderful shopping. The 50s DOO Wop in Wildwoods is only 15-minutes away from the Ponderosa Campground. The Wildwoods let the kid in everyone come alive with their famous Morey Pier amusement and water parks. The endless array of restaurants in Wildwood will appeal all appetites. Cape May is just south of Wildwood.

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Robert and Judy Kelleher along with their five children purchased Ponderosa Campground in 1979. Robert who was called “BOB” or Big Boy purchased the campground for his wife Judy to raise their five children, he was a commercial fisherman and clammed for surf calms off the shore of Cape May. Bob was not on land much and was at sea working. Judy and her children, three girls, Marcia, Michelle, and Melissa and her two boys Bob, and John worked at the campground. The boys also where commercial fisherman and when not at sea with their dad they would help around the campground. At that time the house was a small farmhouse and there was a camp store. We only offered seasonal sites and tent sites and there was not the EX section. The seasonal sites consisted of travel trailer not luxury Park Models. At the end of every year the trailers where pulled off sites and put in storage. family would paint the picnic tables every year and pick up the trash in a pick up truck and take it to the dump.

Camping has evolved at Ponderosa Campground, their daughter Marcia Kelleher took over the business in 1990 so her mother and father could retire and head out sports fishing in Florida and Chincotequea Va. Tragically, Bob passed away from cancer a short time after, and has been a great loss to the Kelleher family and to Ponderosa Campground. Marcia and her two children Sydney and Brody currently live and manage the campground. Judy Kelleher helps Marcia with her children and ideas on the campground. Ponderosa has come a far way since 1979 with addition of a beautiful pool, cabins, and a spacious tent sections. We have expanded to offering food and entertainment. The one thing that will never change is Ponderosa is family owned and operated and will always strive to offer all families a affordable vacation at the Jersey Shore.