Rules & Regulations

We are very proud of our community, and it shows! The only thing we like better than having fun at the Ponderosa RV Park is sharing that fun with new friends and getting reacquainted with long-time friends. The following rules and regulations have been developed in cooperation with the Residents, Management, and Ownership to create a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere within the community and to ensure fairness for all residents. They are designed to protect the rights and property of everyone.

REGISTRATION: Upon arrival, all residents and their guests are required to check in at the office. Please arrive before dusk, as we will not park an RV after dark. Please call the office to confirm arrival on your scheduled start date. Check-In Time: 1 p.m., Check-Out Time: 11 a.m.

RENTS AND OCCUPANCY: Site rates are based on double occupancy (2 age-qualified adults).

AGE RESTRICTIONS: Because Ponderosa RV Park is an age qualified (55+) designated property, at least one registered resident must meet age requirements. Additional resident must be at least 45 years of age.

SITE SELECTION: Site selection is guaranteed for Annual, and 5-Month or 6-Month reservations only. All other reservations are subject to site change until the day of arrival at Management discretion.

PAYMENT: Full payment, if any, is due on the reservation start date. 6-Month Seasonal residents may pay at check-in if arriving within 5 days of start date. We accept checks, money orders, and Visa/MasterCard/Discover. NO CASH PAYMENTS. If payment has not been received within 5 days of start date, a $50 late fee is added to the balance, with an additional charge of $5/day thereafter. If payment is not received within 10 days of the start date, the credit card on file will automatically be charged for the balance. Rates include water, sewer, trash, and basic Wi-Fi. Daily and Weekly rates include electricity but do not include taxes.

EXTENDING THE RESERVATION: When extending a weekly stay to a monthly reservation, the weekly rate is charged. Long-term reservations may be pro-rated, based on the length of the stay.
When extending a monthly stay, the rate is determined by the number of days extended, but electricity is billed from the original start date through the extended end date. Extended reservations pay the then current rate.

CREDIT CARD ON FILE: All reservations require a credit card on file to cover unpaid balances.

SEASONAL RESIDENTS: Seasonal (April 15th - October 15th) residents are notified by January 15th each year of the new rates that become effective as of April 15th. Seasonal rents are due by April 15th. Any payments received after this deadline will incur a $50 late fee for up to five (5) days late and an additional $5.00 each day thereafter.

ANNUAL RESIDENTS: Annual residents are notified by September15th each year of the new rates that become effective as of November 1st. A Rental Agreement or a Rental Extension Agreement is required each year for Annual residents. Annual monthly payments are due on the 1st of each month. Any payments received more than five (5) days after this deadline incur a $50 late fee and an additional $5 for each day thereafter.
Seasonal and Annual residents are required by the County Assessor to periodically update MH/RV information for tax role purposes. The Park, when requested by the County, will administer that request and residents are required to provide the information to the Office without delay.

GUESTS: All Residents may host Visitors who stay for the day. Visitors and Guests are required to adhere to Park Rules & Regulations.

Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual Residents may host overnight Guests. A Registered Resident must be present while guests are at the site, RV and the Park. Maximum number of guests allowed at one time is 3. Guests may stay up to 14 consecutive days; maximum stay is 28 days per season. Unregistered guests will be asked to leave the Park immediately. Guests are not allowed to bring pets to the Park. Guests may be asked to purchase a ticket for posted events. Children must be supervised by an adult while at the Park. Children are only allowed in the Clubhouse with a supervising adult. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the showers, laundry, clubhouse (including billiard table, fitness equipment and audio/visual system) at any time. Residents are responsible for damages &/or charges created by their guests.

MAIL: Residents staying at least 1 month are assigned a USPS mailbox; the mailbox number is the same as the occupied site number. Mailboxes are located on the south side of the clubhouse. Incoming mail is addressed as follows: Name, 1664 Ponderosa Lane, Space # ____, Lakeside, AZ 85929. When leaving the Park each season, you must complete and submit a Standard Postal Forwarding Form to the post office. These forms are available at the office.

WATER/SEWER: There is no charge currently for water or sewer. If you happen to have a water leak in your home, the resident may be charged for the excess water usage. Water is limited and expensive in Arizona, so please conserve always. Bucket washing/rinsing with an automatic shut off nozzle is allowed for washing vehicles. Each resident is required to install the proper sewer connection from their unit to the Park hook-up. As required by city, county, state or federal codes, connection types are classified based on unit type as follows:

1. Temporary units that leave the Park at the end of the stay/season - connection must include an industry standard vinyl hose and sloping devise with a gasket/ring style seal.

2. Permanent units that remain at the Park year-round - connection must be a hard vinyl type permanent sewer line.

ELECTRICITY: Daily and Weekly rates include electricity. Monthly and Annual residents receive a monthly invoice for metered use and payment is due upon receipt. We accept check, money orders, Visa/Mastercard/Discover for payment. When resident(s) have checked out without paying electricity fees, the card on file will be charged and an invoice sent to resident. The Park does not provide 30 amp or 50 amp adapters. Residents are not permitted to install locks on Electrical Pedestal boxes but can wrap a cable lock around the pedestal to secure a surge protector.

If payment is not received within 5 days of the invoice date, we will charge for the electricity plus a $5 late fee, and an additional $1/day thereafter until paid in full, to the credit card on file. We will send an email receipt for any payments charged to a credit card. Pricing is subject to change based on cost of power from Navopache and tax allocations by the State of Arizona. There is a monthly $8 admin fee for electricity billing. We will waive the fee until usage reaches a total of $20, but thereafter the fee is billed monthly. Meters are read on or before the last day of every month. When a resident arrives for the first time during the season and that date is 15 days or less from the next scheduled meter read date, an invoice is issued during the next billing cycle.

TRASH: Bins are located in between site 40 and 43 and in the meadow area by the boat storage area. Trash must be placed in a plastic bag. Break down cardboard boxes before placing in bins. Large and heavy items, such as furniture, wood, metal, concrete, etc. are not allowed in the bin. If refuse pertains to fish remnants, it must be wrapped in at least three layers of newspaper and bagged in at least triple thickness airtight bags.

PROPANE: Residents contract directly with vendors. The office will provide a vendor list. Propane tanks must always be maintained to industry standards.

WINTERIZATION: It is the Resident's responsibility to winterize their unit prior to leaving the Park. Please remove all trash, potted plants, etc. from the site prior to departure to allow the Park to perform maintenance as needed.

SUBLETTING: We do not allow sub-letting of any kind. Sites cannot be sub-rented.

SITES: Sites remain under the direct control of management. Resident shall maintain site in a clean and fire-wise condition and care for all plants, trees, and shrubs. Periodically, the Park may require resident to update, upgrade, or change the appearance of the unit or the site. Resident will be provided notice to the type and extent of the requirements and will be provided adequate time to complete changes. Should a site require general maintenance, the resident receives a notice to this effect and is given 10 days to remedy the situation. If issue is not resolved after the 10-day period, management, at its discretion, will arrange for the work to be completed and resident will be invoiced $100/labor hour and any related fees. Plants may not be removed or added without approval of management. Underground utility lines run across/along the sides of each site; be very careful when digging. All permanent units are required to have vinyl skirting in place within 30 days of move-in. Extensions of time may be given by Management for good cause, not to exceed an additional 60 days.

A site plan must be submitted and approved by management prior to start of construction. A Site Improvement Policy and Improvement Form can be obtained at the office and defines the process for requesting approval prior to installation. Construction must meet ALL Park, city, county, state and federal rules and regulations. If permits are required, it is the responsibility of the resident to secure and post the necessary permits and completion inspections and to provide copies of all completed permits to the office. A list of approved vendors that are licensed and insured and in good standing with the Park and residents is available at the Office - no other vendors are permitted to perform services at the Park until a certificate of liability insurance is provided to the Office.

STRUCTURES AND FENCING: Decks, Screen Rooms, Awnings, Fencing, and Sheds. Contact the Office if you plan to make site improvements. All improvements must be approved by management prior to the start of construction. The site plan must include all proposed improvements, dimensions, and location of adjacent structures. Fencing: Chain link, wood, and lattice are allowed. Chain link height must not exceed 3 feet, and wood or lattice must not exceed 4 feet in height. All fencing must be anchored by concrete footings with vertical top supports and end caps. Gates must have four-corner support with professional opening and closing hardware. Fencing must not be constructed within 6 feet of an adjacent unit or structure. LEAVING THE PARK: When preparing to leave the Park, the Resident is responsible for removing all personal items, structures, etc., from the site and must relinquish the site back to the Park in the original condition. If site is not left in original condition the Park will invoice the resident $100/per labor hour plus any related dump fees, and the invoice will be charged to the Resident's credit card.

If you are leaving the Park for 30 days or longer, you must notify the Office. If notice is not received, the reservation will be checked out on the 30th day and the site will be reassigned without notification to the resident.

FIRES: Only propane fire rings are permitted at your site. Charcoal grills and grills or fireboxes using wood pellets are not permitted, but grills and smokers that use electricity or propane are approved for use, so long as they are not disturbing to the community.

SELLING: Resident must receive written permission from management to sell if the unit is to remain at the Park; management will inspect the unit and provide a required repair/improvement schedule. This schedule is to be completed either 1) prior to sale or 2) disclosed to buyer before the sale is final. Buyers must meet all qualifications and approval from Park management before sale may take place. Resident may place a small (not to exceed 12" x 18") 'For Sale' sign in the window of the unit. If unit is taken from the Park, the site must be returned to its original condition.

STORAGE: Standard outdoor furniture, bicycles, and BBQ grills may be stored outside the unit. Clothing, blankets, towels, etc. may not be hung outside the unit at any time. Storing of items underneath the unit is allowed if the unit is skirted. Boats and RVs must be stored in the designated storage spaces assigned by management. Trailers are not allowed to park at sites.

PARKING: Each site provides one vehicle parking space. There are a limited number of sites that accommodate a second vehicle; these sites are assigned at the discretion of management.

PARK FACILITIES: Bathrooms with Showers are located next to the clubhouse and are available for use by residents and guests only. Please clean up any spills after using the facility. Turn off lights but DO NOT lock doors when exiting.

Laundry is located next to the office, open 24-hours with keypad code provided at check-in. Cost for wash is $1.75 per load and dry is also $1.75 per load. Please do not overload the machines and follow posted rules.

The Clubhouse is open 8am - 9pm daily, or until the last clubhouse activity ends. The Park's Activity Group periodically schedule events that limit availability of certain areas. Please consult the calendar of events (located in the clubhouse), the monthly newsletter, or inquire at the office. The enjoyment of all Residents and Guests is important to us. Please be courteous and remember that the clubhouse and ramada are here for all of us. Violations of this rule will cause management to suspend or revoke the privileges of the resident or guest. There is a box assigned to each site inside the clubhouse. There may be occasional messages left in the box regarding your stay or park activities, please check your box occasionally.

SMOKING: Smoking is not allowed in any facility buildings. Smoking is allowed outside, but not within 25 feet of operable windows and doors - please be courteous to fellow residents. Please discard smoking remnants in the proper containers, do not throw on the ground.

MESSAGES: All emergency messages left at the Office are delivered to resident immediately during office hours. Emergency recorded messages received after office hours are delivered to resident when the office re-opens.

PETS: All pets must be registered at time of check in, 2-pet maximum allowed per site. Breed Restrictions include Pit Bulls, Rottweiler's, Doberman Pincers, Chows, Wolf Hybrids and German Shepherd's. Management reserves the right to disallow additional breeds at their discretion. Pets must be licensed, and pet owners must carry a homeowner's insurance policy with liability coverage for their pets. Management may require pet owner to provide proof of insurance, immunization, and city licensing for pet. A Dog Park is provided at the Park. Please use the provided bags and bins to dispose of pet waste. Pets are not allowed in any Park building at any time. Pets must be on a leash when outside your home and while walking anywhere in the Park. Pet owners are responsible for the immediate clean up and disposal of pet waste. Do not allow pets to urinate on or around sites and the Clubhouse area. Pens/Fences are allowed at your site but must be maintained accordingly - Park personnel will advise on requirements. Never leave pet outside unattended at your site. Please report chronic pet noise to management immediately. Excessive noise may require guest to remove pets at management's discretion. If this occurs and the resident chooses to vacate the Park, there are no refunds for unused rent. Service Animals MUST be registered at check-in and are considered one of the 2-pets allowed per site. All other standard rules apply to Service Animals. Residents must register any new pet acquired during their stay. Guests are not allowed to bring pets.

SPEED LIMIT AND SIGNAGE: Please observe the posted 5 mph speed limit when driving in the Park. Pedestrians and carts always have the right of way. Always observe Park signage and avoid parking and driving vehicles in restricted areas. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 when riding bikes/scooters in the Park.

COMMUNITY: Quiet time is from 10pm - 7am daily. Loud noise that disturbs immediate neighbors may result in eviction. Please be considerate of fellow residents. Commercial or private businesses, including auctions and individual yard sales are not allowed. The Park and its address may not be used for the purpose of advertisement or sale of merchandise. A satellite dish may be installed on a stand or on blocks at the site but may not be attached to trees or Park structures and may not block the drive or another site. Dishes must be maintained in a visually appealing manner. Consult with Management for appropriate placement of a dish at your site.

OTHER: Driving nails into trees is not permitted. Do not attach or string cables on trees or other Park structures. Soliciting is not permitted. Please observe the posted cleaning times for the Park facilities. You may have hummingbird feeders. All other feeding of birds and wildlife is prohibited. No overhauling or maintenance work of any unit or vehicle is permitted within the Park unless approved by management.

Management will make every reasonable effort to provide a clean and safe environment for all to enjoy; however, the owners and managers of this Park will not be responsible for fire, theft, and accidents to person or property, vandalism, or any act of God. The ownership and management reserve the right to change or revise these guidelines, as they deem necessary. All notices of such revisions will be posted on the Park's website. It is the responsibility of each resident to provide both physical damage and liability insurance coverage for their unit.

The owners and managers are always pleased to hear of those who have extended superior service to you. If at any time you feel we have failed to make your stay with us a pleasant one, please let us know. Please direct all correspondence to:

Ponderosa RV Park
1664 Ponderosa Lane
Lakeside, AZ 85929
or email at:

Violation of rules by residents will result in immediate eviction - any prepaid rents are forfeited, and NO Refunds are given. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and to modify rules and regulations at any time. The Resort assumes no responsibility for accidents, injuries, or loss for any cause to a person or property while at the Resort. Your registration acknowledges your receipt of, and agreement, to these guidelines. With payment, you: 1) confirm understanding of the Ponderosa RV Resort Cancellation Policy, 2) agree to review and abide by the rules and regulations stated herein and posted at the Resort, 3) agree to allow Ponderosa RV Resort to charge your credit card for outstanding balances, 4) certify that your property and pet(s) are protected by your own insurance coverage, and 5) agree to hold Ponderosa RV Resort and it's representatives harmless in the event of a property or personal loss, 6) agree to relinquish the site back to the Resort when checking out prior to the reservation end date and understands that unused rents are not refunded.

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