Zion National Park Feature


Best Campgrounds in Zion

The two campgrounds within Zion National Park—Watchman and South campgrounds—are family-friendly, convenient, and quite pleasant, but in the high season they do fill up fast. Outside the park you'll find a third park-affiliated campground, Lava Point, and a number of private campgrounds.

South Campground. All the sites here are under big cottonwood trees, providing some relief from the summer sun. The campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and sites are usually filled before noon each day during high season. Rte. 9, ½ mile north of south entrance 435/772–3256.

Watchman Campground. This large campground on the Virgin River operates on a reservation system between April and October, but you do not get to choose your own site. Access road off Zion Canyon Visitor Center parking lot 435/772–3256, 800/365–2267 www.recreation.gov.

Updated: 2014-03-12

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