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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I travelled from South Carolina to Utah for a four day vacation at Zion. It being our fist trip to Zion, we knew very little about how many people there would be at the park as well as how little room there was to camp. We showed up around eight in the morning to signs saying "no...

1Thank Leandra J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed taking our class A and toad to this campground. We were surrounded by tents and smaller rvs. The roads around the inside of the camp were tight, but doable. Check the Zion nps web site for information, as it let us know the campground fills up by noon this time of year, so we arrived early and waited in...

Thank jmmccas
West Vancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, very windy almost every morning but wind settles around 10am. It was March, we were told to arrive by 6 am to secure a site. We arrive at 5:50 and there were about 8 cars ahead of us......crazy system, obviously not near enough campsites to serve the park but it is a great location and setting once you...

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very great campground, if you arrive early enough to snag a spot. All campsites are first-come first-serve. Some spots are not that great compared to others. For example, of the multiple times I've camped in this campground, I've noticed that the spots covered in trees, away from roads, or facing the river are the best. Other spots...

Thank cody2424
Norco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here many times. This time was very different. Plan on getting there extremely early in the morning. By 7 am there was about 50 cars behind us. They only let one person in at a time so you maybe in line tell 11 am. We were number 2 did not get into our spot tell 830 even...

Thank clamdiger2
Frisco, California
Reviewed 25 October 2016

So I've stayed at both Watchman and South this year. While Watchman is the primo site (& I had reserved a spot 5 months in advance), on my return trip there was no room so we opted to try for South. We got there at 6:40 am on Tuesday October 18, and there were 11 cars ahead of us. Many...

1Thank VelvetPaws
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a spot in this first come first served camp you better wake up early! We got in line at 6:50 and we're number 35! We actually didn't even get a spot after waiting in line for 4 hours. The last spot was given to the car in front of us. Luckily for us, they couple in front...

1Thank Eryn D
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 25 September 2016

There was no way I was paying hundreds of dollars to experience the outdoor majesty of Zion National Park. I am a firm believer that the outdoors or meant to be experienced outdoors. It is $20/night to get your campsite, but remember that you CANNOT reserve ahead of time. Here are my biggest suggestions: 1) Get there EARLY. We arrived...

1Thank Adam S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed at the nearby Zion Canyon RV/Campground the night before (which is nice, but it's an RV park and more expensive), so the next morning it was a short drive to get in line for the literal line-up of vehicles at South Campground. It was a Friday morning, and I arrived at 6:33am, thinking it was early. I was...

Thank Amy M
Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I called multiple times to try to reserve watchman campground and they told me that it was first come first serve because it was Labor Day weekend. When we got there they said no you needed a reservation. So we waited about an hour for something to open up here and I'm glad we did. The park people were awesome...

Thank Toni P

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Address: Zion National Park, UT
Region: United States > Utah > Zion National Park
Number of rooms: 180
Also Known As:
South Campground Hotel Zion National Park
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“By the river are nice quiet spots. Hit and miss and getting shade at a campsite.”
79donnab, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get there early, as spots are first-come first-serve and go quickly. Arrive before 11AM.”
cody2424, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“you don't get to choice your spots anymore. You get what you get.”
clamdiger2, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You better get there early for the first-come first-served line up!”
K8176LDamym, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“have a look around, there are many sites. we preferred one near the water so we could cool off swimming.”
624leishad, 25 Sep 2014 | Read review
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