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...


Explore Zion

Where Do You Park Your Sweet Airstream?

Right here. 30 minutes from Zion National Park.

A Rock That Weeps

For real. Just a 10-minute walk.

Glamping is Encouraged

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Horseplay Is Encouraged

Ride your way through American West scenery.


The gates to Zion



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
Reservations for campsites at South Campground may be made two weeks prior to your arrival date online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. Reservations are needed as the campground is full every night during the reservation season.
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


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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    St. George Tourism Office

    1835 Convention Center Drive
    St. George, UT 84790
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    Kane County Office of Tourism

    78 South 100 East
    Kanab, UT 84741
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    Cedar City-Brian Head Tourism Bureau

    581 N. Main
    Cedar City, UT 84721
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