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Where To Go Camping Near Zion National Park

Article Contributed By Mark Bennett Zion National Park is easily the best choice for hiking and camping in Utah, thanks to its spectacular hiking trails. Situated very close to the town of Springdale, the park not only has scenic views and plenty of hiking trails, it also has an excellent shuttle service that makes it super easy getting around the park. In this article, let us take a look at some of the best places to go camping near Zion National Park. There’s no reason why Zion National Park shouldn’t be next on your list! South Campground The South Campground is a peaceful and pleasant camping option along the Virgin River. Enveloped by shady trees and spacious camping options of RV’s, Tents and Group Camping, it is one of the best places to camp in Zion National Park. The campground is situated close to Zion National Park’s south entrance, and can be reached within a few minutes walk from the Zion Park’s shuttle center and the visitors center. South Campground Some of the popular hikes from the South Campground are the Watchman Trail, the Archeology Trail and the Parus Trial. The Watchman Trail is a hike along the peak right behind the campground, the Archeology Trail is a trail that takes you to the archaeological site, and the Parus trail is mostly famous for biking along the Virgin river. The nearest town from the Campground is the town of Springdale where you could go for shopping, and for fine dining. The town also has art galleries that you could spend time in. The campground is open from March to October, and reservations need to be done two weeks prior. The charges for camping a night here would be between $20 to $50. Watchman Campground The Watchman Campground is situated very close to the South Campground, but on the other side of the river. Unlike the densely covered South Campground, the Watchman Campground has lesser trees, which means less shade but a much better view of the mountains that surround you. It is open all year round, and the cost for staying one night here would be somewhere around $20 to $130. Reservations can be made from six months in advance. The campsite has options of electrical ones, tent-only sites, walk-in tent sites and group sites. You could also pitch in your tents here, and this list of some of the best instant tents could be perfect for you. Lava Point Campground The Lava Point Campground is a budget friendly option for staying in Zion National Park. Form the south entrance of the park, it can be reached in a 1 to 2 hours drive. It has 6 primitive campsites and no reservations are required. The Lava Point Campground is open only from May to September, and there are no charges for camping here. They operate on a first-come first-serve basis. On-site facilities include Pit toilets and trash cans. West Rim Trail If you wish to go hiking, the best hiking trails from the Lava Point Campground would be the West Rim Trail, Wildcat Canyon Trail and the Zion Transverse Trail. The Zion Transverse Trail is the most sought after hike, that stretches for around 50 miles and can be done as a single day hike or backpacking trip spanning multiple days. It is one of the most challenging and strenuous hikes which is for the experienced. Zion Canyon Campground The Zion Canyon Campground is a clean and well-maintained campground with spectacular scenery and generous camping spaces for camping tents and RV’s. It is situated at a 10 minute walking distance from the entrance of Zion National Park, and all the amenities you need ( restaurants, groceries, shops ) are just a shuttle stop away. Situated beside the river and among the mountains, the Zion Canyon Campground makes for a perfect weekend getaway with friends and family. On site facilities include heated swimming pools, showers and laundry. Some of the interesting trails near the Zion Canyon Campground are the Canyon Overlook Trail and the Narrows. The Narrows is a must-do hike and quite an interesting river hike. You will have to walk along the Virgin River till the Canyon walls of the park surround you from the sides. The Narrows Hike The cost for one night at the Zion Canyon Campground ranges between $40 - $120. So, that is it for the article guys! These are some of the campsites that I have personally found to be the best and I am sure you would have a great time camping here. Have you camped or hiked up the Zion National Park before? How has your experience been? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear them! :) Have fun and most importantly stay safe. Check out these guidelines for safety in Zion National Park by the National Park Service. Author’s BIO: Mark Bennett is an American writer and traveler, whose major inspiration has been camping with his father ever since his childhood. He aims to visit 75 countries before he’s 30. You can also follow his adventures on his site Outdoorily.
South Campground - Zion National Park
West Rim Trail - Zion National Park
The Narrows Hike - Zion National Park
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Where To Go Camping Near Zion National

Park

Article Contributed By Mark Bennett Zion National Park is easily the best choice for hiking and camping in Utah, thanks to its spectacular hiking trails. Situated very close to the town of Springdale, the park not only has scenic views and plenty of hiking trails, it also has an excellent shuttle service that makes it super easy getting around the park. In this article, let us take a look at some of the best places to go camping near Zion National Park. There’s no reason why Zion National Park shouldn’t be next on your list! South Campground The South Campground is a peaceful and pleasant camping option along the Virgin River. Enveloped by shady trees and spacious camping options of RV’s, Tents and Group Camping, it is one of the best places to camp in Zion National Park. The campground is situated close to Zion National Park’s south entrance, and can be reached within a few minutes walk from the Zion Park’s shuttle center and the visitors center. South Campground Some of the popular hikes from the South Campground are the Watchman Trail, the Archeology Trail and the Parus Trial. The Watchman Trail is a hike along the peak right behind the campground, the Archeology Trail is a trail that takes you to the archaeological site, and the Parus trail is mostly famous for biking along the Virgin river. The nearest town from the Campground is the town of Springdale where you could go for shopping, and for fine dining. The town also has art galleries that you could spend time in. The campground is open from March to October, and reservations need to be done two weeks prior. The charges for camping a night here would be between $20 to $50. Watchman Campground The Watchman Campground is situated very close to the South Campground, but on the other side of the river. Unlike the densely covered South Campground, the Watchman Campground has lesser trees, which means less shade but a much better view of the mountains that surround you. It is open all year round, and the cost for staying one night here would be somewhere around $20 to $130. Reservations can be made from six months in advance. The campsite has options of electrical ones, tent-only sites, walk-in tent sites and group sites. You could also pitch in your tents here, and this list of some of the best instant tents could be perfect for you. Lava Point Campground The Lava Point Campground is a budget friendly option for staying in Zion National Park. Form the south entrance of the park, it can be reached in a 1 to 2 hours drive. It has 6 primitive campsites and no reservations are required. The Lava Point Campground is open only from May to September, and there are no charges for camping here. They operate on a first-come first- serve basis. On-site facilities include Pit toilets and trash cans. West Rim Trail If you wish to go hiking, the best hiking trails from the Lava Point Campground would be the West Rim Trail, Wildcat Canyon Trail and the Zion Transverse Trail. The Zion Transverse Trail is the most sought after hike, that stretches for around 50 miles and can be done as a single day hike or backpacking trip spanning multiple days. It is one of the most challenging and strenuous hikes which is for the experienced. Zion Canyon Campground The Zion Canyon Campground is a clean and well-maintained campground with spectacular scenery and generous camping spaces for camping tents and RV’s. It is situated at a 10 minute walking distance from the entrance of Zion National Park, and all the amenities you need ( restaurants, groceries, shops ) are just a shuttle stop away. Situated beside the river and among the mountains, the Zion Canyon Campground makes for a perfect weekend getaway with friends and family. On site facilities include heated swimming pools, showers and laundry. Some of the interesting trails near the Zion Canyon Campground are the Canyon Overlook Trail and the Narrows. The Narrows is a must-do hike and quite an interesting river hike. You will have to walk along the Virgin River till the Canyon walls of the park surround you from the sides. The Narrows Hike The cost for one night at the Zion Canyon Campground ranges between $40 - $120. So, that is it for the article guys! These are some of the campsites that I have personally found to be the best and I am sure you would have a great time camping here. Have you camped or hiked up the Zion National Park before? How has your experience been? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear them! :) Have fun and most importantly stay safe. Check out these guidelines for safety in Zion National Park by the National Park Service. Author’s BIO: Mark Bennett is an American writer and traveler, whose major inspiration has been camping with his father ever since his childhood. He aims to visit 75 countries before he’s 30. You can also follow his adventures on his site Outdoorily.
South Campground - Zion National Park
West Rim Trail - Zion National Park
The Narrows Hike - Zion National Park
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