Ponderosa RV Resort

7291 State Hwy 49, Lotus, CA, 95651Google map

Open dates:
Electricity: 30/50 amps
Site size: Max 40 ft

Public rate: From $39
Your peak season rate: 30% off ON SALE! $10*
Your off season rate: $15 + $4* ON SALE! $10*


Visiting Ponderosa RV Resort will take you back to the California Gold Rush days. The resort itself is filled with wildlife and borders the south fork of the American River, where gold is still panned today. The Gold Discovery State Park is right down the road. It offers a working replica of Sutter's Mill as well as a museum and interesting demonstrations of life back in the days when gold was first discovered. Relax under the pines, take a kayak or raft trip down the river, or travel through the surrounding countryside, which contains many historic sites that are open to the public.


Take Hwy 50 from Sacramento toward Placerville. 9 miles before Placerville, take Ponderosa Rd exit at Shingle Springs, left over freeway, and turn right on the first road on right (North Shingle Rd) until Jct with Hwy 49. Turn left and cross bridge to resort on right.

* Additional fees may apply.

Campground photo


Reservation guidelines


30 Amps
50 Amps
Club House
General Store