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    Lake Ponderosa

    My family (parents, me/wife, sister/bil) bought a place out there and closed on it last Friday. Anyone else have a place there? How busy does it get on the weekends for skiing or tubing? Is the marina there any good? Any other info on the lake would be great!



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Quote Originally Posted by ddisu View Post
    My family (parents, me/wife, sister/bil) bought a place out there and closed on it last Friday. Anyone else have a place there? How busy does it get on the weekends for skiing or tubing? Is the marina there any good? Any other info on the lake would be great!

    You didn't research these questions BEFORE you bought the place?



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Quote Originally Posted by isu200023 View Post
    You didn't research these questions BEFORE you bought the place?
    lol, same thing I thought. Good luck w/ the new place.



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    I thought it was a fun little lake but ya...probably would of figured this out before i spent the money lol



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Quote Originally Posted by isu200023 View Post
    You didn't research these questions BEFORE you bought the place?
    We did research the lake, thought I would see if there was anyone here with a different point of view.



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Quote Originally Posted by isu200023 View Post
    You didn't research these questions BEFORE you bought the place?

    My family and I just bought a lodge at the foot of Mount St. Helens. Really seemed like a steal. Is there anything we should know about it? Does anyone know why it doesn't have a top??




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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    I don't have any info on Ponderosa but I will give a bit of advice. Sit down with your family at the beginning of the summer and make a schedule of the weekends when everyone wants to be there and especially the weekends when some of you can't be there. The weekends the rest of your family can't be there is the weekend you take me:) We've ran into this problem when the BIL would invite his whole family on a weekend when everyone else wants to be there. When we want to take "outside" family or friends we do it during the week.



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Used to have a place. We sold it several years back. Things might have changed, but it always seemed pretty busy for the size of the lake. Always a good time though. If I remember correctly the marina was good for Gas and Boat repair and that was about it.



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Check out the dam...there has been more than a bit of concern about its stability this year. Oh, oh...I guess that advice is a little to late.



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Quote Originally Posted by ddisu View Post
    My family (parents, me/wife, sister/bil) bought a place out there and closed on it last Friday. Anyone else have a place there? How busy does it get on the weekends for skiing or tubing? Is the marina there any good? Any other info on the lake would be great!
    Where is Lake Ponderosa


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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    [QUOTE=tazclone;1854927]Where is Lake Ponderosa[/QUOTOff

    Off Hwy 63 and south hwy 80. There is a small town around it...I think Montezuma



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    I have a place on the lake. On the east lake. Congrats on the place. You will love it. My family has had a place there since 1967, my grandparents were the 3rd people to buy a lot there. During the holiday weekends the place is crazy. During the 4th of July they shoot off fireworks which i think are better than i have ever seen in the suburbs of des moines, i live in urbandale. most weekends it is decently busy. but if you want to ski on smooth water go early as soon as you can. i believe it is 9 or 10 that you can start skiing. most people don't start coming out until 11 or a little later. there is a partycove on the west side lake. on the south side(same side as the marina, just other side). the marina is good for gas and repairs. they store boats also. they do have some groceries and drinks. all in all, its like a little vacation every weekend.



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Quote Originally Posted by ddisu View Post
    My family (parents, me/wife, sister/bil) bought a place out there and closed on it last Friday. Anyone else have a place there? How busy does it get on the weekends for skiing or tubing? Is the marina there any good? Any other info on the lake would be great!
    My uncle has a place there, it is a very crowded and busy lake for it's size, it is also very mucky and green every time I have been there. Not sure about the marina but I know they have concerns about their dam, honestly I think my uncle is looking to sell his place before it becomes dirt front property.


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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones7 View Post
    I have a place on the lake. On the east lake. Congrats on the place. You will love it. My family has had a place there since 1967, my grandparents were the 3rd people to buy a lot there. During the holiday weekends the place is crazy. During the 4th of July they shoot off fireworks which i think are better than i have ever seen in the suburbs of des moines, i live in urbandale. most weekends it is decently busy. but if you want to ski on smooth water go early as soon as you can. i believe it is 9 or 10 that you can start skiing. most people don't start coming out until 11 or a little later. there is a partycove on the west side lake. on the south side(same side as the marina, just other side). the marina is good for gas and repairs. they store boats also. they do have some groceries and drinks. all in all, its like a little vacation every weekend.
    Our place is on the west lake on the middle west cove. Where is this partycove and how crazy is that? We live in Toledo and can be door to door in 40 minutes. It is a big fixer upper buy are capable of doing that. Also if you know of any lifts for sale we are looking for a fishing boat and 21' ski boat.



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    Re: Lake Ponderosa

    Use to be good for fishing.



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