Quiet Time: 10pm-7am, Weekends: 10pm-8am

October 1st through 30th, the Maintenance Yard will accept Pine Needles and Pine Cones from Ponderosa Memeber Properties. Branches and limbs are not accepted. Report your hours worked on the Firewise Timesheets.

Do not burn your yard debris during the burn ban.

Outdoor Burning Restrictions are in effect:

  • Burning yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings are prohibited.
  • Burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation is prohibited.
  • Residents may still have campfires so long as the fire is in an approved pit or area.
  • Restricted open flame devices, meaning using devices liable to start a fire in moderate fire hazard areas
  • Portable fireplaces are allowed so long as they’re on noncombustible surfaces and burn only natural wood products.
  • Moderate travel restrictions are also in effect, meaning motorists can’t operate vehicles off the roadway
  • Campfires in Compliant pits may be allowed during this time, check for current restrictions.
  • Portable Propane Campfires are usually allowed under these restrictions but can still be dangerous depending on conditions
  • During a burn ban, fire danger is increased and burning brush, needles or yard waste is not allowed and will be extinguished.

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welcome to The Ponderosa


Welcome! This is the official website of the Ponderosa Community Club (Pondo) provides information about its history, features, rules and benefits. Most of this website is general in nature, however, the Members Only section requires a login with official credentials. We hope you enjoy learning about our community and if you have additional questions, please contact us. ​

Our Mission

The Ponderosa Community Club’s mission is to create and maintain a safe and welcoming community which enhances recreational and residential living through active membership participation, visionary leadership, and commitment to sustainability and harmony with the natural environment.​

Pool Access

Our pool is for members/long term renters and their accompanied guests only, and is not available for use by short term rental tenants and their guests, CCC 11.99.290 et al. Please see additional pool rules in the members only section and posted at the pool. Open from Memorial weekend to Labor Day weekend; Wednesday-Monday 9am-9pm, first hour and last hour of the day are reserved for Quiet Hour. No Lifeguard on Duty!

Fireworks & Campfires

Discharge of Fireworks is prohibited in Chelan County (This includes Snakes and Sparklers). CCC 7.44. Outdoor Fire Pits, Fireplaces, Campfire areas must be approved. Dimensions shall not be larger than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Fires allowed only with permission from Lake Wenachee Fire & Rescue.

Needler News & Event Calendar

Online Voting

Election May 6th-28th

The Ponderosa Community Club has created a new website with its own online voting software. On May 6th at 12pm, you will be able to cast your ballot right here. Not interested in voting online, you can request a “mail-in” ballot. Here are a few tips about voting online.

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Local Weather

Air Quality

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Fire Restrictions

Burn Ban in Effect! NO CAMPFIRES !!!
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Fire Weather Zone 696​