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Zion National Park Camping

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How to Camp in Zion:

What comes to mind when you think about camping? Just you, a tent, and a Jet Boiler stove out in the lone wilderness? A community of other nature-loving/park-hopping/wanderlusty neighbors? Or how about a campground with grills, flushing toilets and electrical sites where you can plug in and have all the modern comforts of the 21st century thanks to that hugemongous RV you saved an entire life for and finally bought and now you’re going to use it for the rest of your gosh-darn life by going to every single national park--all 400+?

However you like to camp, Zion will let you have it. There’s campgrounds for tents and RVs as well as backcountry camping for those of you who want to get into the nitty-gritty of the wilderhood. Read more...

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CAMPGROUNDS

Watchman Campground

Located ¼ mile from the South Entrance
Open year-round
Reservations can be made between March and October 877-444-6777
63 RV electrical sites $30/night
66 tent sites $20/night
6 group campsites $50/night for 7-12 people, $90/night for 16-25 people, $130.00/night for 26-40 people

South Campground

Located ½ mile from the South Entrance
Open February - November
Available first-come, first-served
No hookups available
Dump station with potable water
117 Individual Campsites $20/night
4 Group Sites $50/night

Lava Point Campground

Located off Kolob Terrace Road, 25 miles north of the town of Virgin
Open June - October
6 primitive campsites
Available first-come, first-served
Pit toilets, trash cans, NO WATER
No charge for camping

ZION BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING

If you prefer to get away from the crowds during the busy season (April - September), you might want to hike deep into the park and carry camp along in your brand new backpacking pack you bought with intentions to travel to Europe, but then you realized Zion was calling your name. There are quite a few great trails that require at least an overnight stay. PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR OVERNIGHT HIKING. Here’s some of our favorites:

West Rim Trail - 9 Campsites along the trail.
Chinle Trail - Hot, hot, hot during the summer. Go in the fall/winter.
Orderville Canyon - Canyoneering heaven. You’ll need gear and some experience.
Deertrap Mountain + Cable Mountain - Solitude for all, no designated camping spots.

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