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Zion Wright Ranch Eco-Camp

57 sites · RVs, Tents1200 acres · Virgin, UT
Off Grid eco oriented camp on 1200 acres overlooking Zion National Park. Owned and operated by Bill Wright, a rancher whose family has farmed and ranched the land for several generations. A few minutes from Zion’s backcountry trails in the Kolob Terrace Region and approx. 40 minutes to the main gate of Zion NP. Bill Wright is the father of the legendary "Wright Brothers" the family of Professional Rodeo Saddle Bronc riders. You will often see Bill tending the land and moving cattle and horses from your campsite. This off the grid ranch has some of the most stunning views you'll ever encounter. Want a little adventure during your stay? Reserve a 2-hour horseback ride with Bill. He'll finish your ride with one of the most breathtaking vistas you can find of Zion National Park. Our property features many spaced out sites to choose from with bathrooms onsite. Pets and campfires are also allowed.
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Kolob Campground

23 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Virgin, UT
The perfect way to escape the heat of summer, and the crowds of Zion National Park. Kolob Campground, Kolob Terrace Road, and Kolob Reservoir is a quiet location nestled between the main canyons of Zion National Park and the remote Kolob Finger Canyons Complex at Zion National Park. With quick access to West Rim Trail, Subway Canyon, Hop Valley Trail, and Wildcat Canyon Trail, this area of Greater Zion is not to be missed.  Located in a private gated area on the shores of Kolob Reservoir, Kolob Campground is the premiere location for camping on Kolob Mountain in the Greater Zion National Park area. Kolob Campground is located adjacent to the Kolob Reservoir boat ramp and dock, including four acres of private shoreline. Just a few feet from the paved road, nestled in tall aspen, oak, and pine trees. Access to potable water is available adjacent to camp, and public restrooms (vault toilets) are only a short walk from camp.WiFi access is available nearby at Kolob Adventure Rentals/Adventure Beach (3 minute walk). WiFi location and password provided by host upon request. This is an exclusive benefit available to our guests, and the only WiFi available to campers in the area.Canoe, kayak and SUP rentals, snacks and beverages are also located nearby. LP(propane) fires are allowed and LP fire bowls can be provided through the camp host. LP fuel is also available for purchase. Wood burning, charcoal, and smoking currently not allowed due to area restriction.
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Desert Oasis

4 sites · Tents5 acres · Hildale, UT
Best campsites in the area. No matter what experience your after Water Canyon Campgrounds will help make it a great one.
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Fryer’s Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · New Harmony, UT
Nestled 5 beautiful acres in a spread out horse neighborhood. This property sits where you can see amazing Mountain views on one side, and red rock plateaus and lava rock on the other. Set in Dark Sky Community, it has amazing stargazing. 5 minute drive to the entrance of Zions National Park, Kolob side, and a short drive to many other amazing hiking areas like Kanarraville Falls, Red Rock Canyon, and Bryce Canyon NP, and the main Zions National Park entrance. Quiet, secluded, and safe. Easy access from the neighborhood to BLM land, and endless trails. Stream bed down the road to explore by foot, horse, or ATV. (Street legal ATV/UTVs can drive on the roads here, so you can take off right from the camp spot). There is now a porta-potty available on the property! Please “leave no trace” principles. Thanks!
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Camp Joy at Kolob Reservoir

6 sites · RVs3 acres · Kanarraville, UT
A secluded hill top camping spot with PRISTINE views of the lake and access to all that Kolob Reservoir and Zion National Park have to offer. The LARGEST and most secluded camping spot for MILES. After parking your trailer or pitching your tent, walk down to the lake with your fishing poles and kayaks or take a bike ride down Kolob Terrace road. It is the perfect home base for the all the adventures to be had at Kolob and the surrounding areas around Zion National Park. Camp Joy is the highest point around Kolob Reservoir so you will be afforded the best sunset views in all four directions. You will never experience another “golden hour” like the one you experience while at Camp Joy. Our mission is to share the “Joy” of making unforgettable memories in the mountains with friends and family. Happy Travels! Camp Joy at Kolob FAMOUS HIKES AND TRAILHEADS LOCATED BY CAMP JOY: The "Kolob Terrace" is a lesser-traveled section of Zion, accessible via the Kolob Terrace Road that heads north from the town of Virgin. The drive through the Terrace up to Lava Point offers a good sampling of wondrous views, from golden valleys to the majestic North and South Guardian Angels high in distance. The Kolob Terrace is home to one of the most popular canyons in Zion: the Left Fork of North Creek, aka. "the Subway." WEST RIM TRAIL NORTHGATE PEAKS TRAIL THE SUBWAY WILDCAT CANYON TRAILHEAD HOP VALLEY TRAILHEAD THE CONNECTOR TRAIL HOODOO CITY GRAPEVINE TRAIL LANGSTON CANYON AND LANGSTON MOUNTAIN Brief history of Camp Joy: Camp Joy is a small parcel of land given to my grandmother and her sisters by my paternal great grandfather. It was part of a larger, 2,500 acre parcel that has been used for grazing sheep the last 100 or so years. As was common in those days, the male heir inherited the larger portion to continue the family business of sheep, and the three females inherited 1 acre each. My paternal grandmother fondly recalls spending her summers exploring the flora and fauna and staying overnight in a small cabin that they called “Camp Joy.” My father, also used to visit this area during his youth and has many fond memories of when the family would “Hie to Kolob.” My grandmother, being too old to enjoy the place herself, wanted to sell her portion to someone who would be able to enjoy it in this life. She didn’t believe in restricting access to the wonderful and uniquely awe inducing land surrounding Zion National park. She knew humans are just mere stewards , temporarily living off the land that Mother Nature has so generously provided for. My father and mother also shared this vision so (with his sisters/cousins permission) he purchased her share and the two adjoining lots that were owned by his aunts and combined them so we could have a place to park our trailers in the summertime. The advent of the internet and the resurgence of people wanting to go somewhere with their families to experience the peace and tranquility one can only find in the wilds, led us to feel that sharing this slice of heaven was not only economical but the right thing to do. So much of Kolob and the surrounding areas are marked off by private property, owners who aren’t even there to enjoy it 99% of the time. So we felt divinely called to offer our humble slice of heaven to likeminded individuals, seeking tranquility and peace but for some cosmic reason didn’t stand to inherit private property in the middle of one of the most beautiful places on earth. So welcome friend. We only ask, as you leave this place, to please bring with you this spirit of abundance and joy to wherever you call home.
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The Peacemaker RV Park

10 sites · RVs3 acres · Apple Valley, UT
The Peacemaker Ranch and RV Park is the Most Incredible Place to stay in Southern Utah. We are located 40 miles from Zions National Park. With privacy, unlimited parking, peace and quiet, fresh air and views that can not be matched. The Peacemaker Ranch offers a variety of services and adventures. Log Cabins, RV Park, a Barn Venue and an Outdoor Gun Range, free of charge and used at your own risk. We offer you an experience that you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world with unparalleled service and care with the common struggles that come in everyday life. We are hidden between the mountain's and have thousands of acres of ATV and horse riding trails. We can't wait to Welcome you to the Peacemaker Ranch.
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Zephyr Acres

3 sites · RVs10 acres · Cedar City, UT
Learn more about this land:Great mountain views from Cedar Valley. Next to newly built pond, great for swimming and has a new zip-line set up. Hammock poles also installed next to pond for relaxing with views of the sunset. Newly built 500 sq/ft sandy beach. Great for the kids to build sand castles. Near 3-Peaks recreation park with-mountain biking-hiking-off-roading, 30 miles from Brian Head Ski Resort, 60 miles from Zion National Park, 90 miles from Bryce Canyon National Park
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Zion Backcountry Sheep Camps

1 site · Lodging50 acres · Orderville, UT
This land has been in our family for four generations to graze our herd of sheep. We renovated our camps to provide a comfortable glamping space to those who want a one of a kind experience in the backcountry. One of our best features is the solitude and exposure to Mother Nature. Here, you won't find quiet hours, disruptive campers, or noise & light pollution. These sites provide the ultimate experience for those willing to go off the grid, off the main road, & into the backcountry. This space is where the tourist crowds disappear & the rugged, raw beauty appears. As the crow flies, the property is just over three miles from the east boundary of Zion National Park. This land is where our family calls home & has been in the Lundgren family for four generations & is still used for agriculture purposes today. In late May, we unload sheep to graze the nearby meadows and mid-to-late summer, cows roam the area adding to the uniqueness of the experience. This part of the country is home to textured red rock, blue skies, & numerous desert flora & fauna, making it an ideal spot for photographers. Some of the animals you might spot include owl, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, deer, coyote, turkey, snakes, lizards, as well as many different types of birds. There is very little light pollution making the night sky dazzling & unforgettable.
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Sport Resort

1 site · RV5 acres · Cedar City, UT
Learn more about this land: Full hookups water/ sewer/ and 50 amp electric. Covered trailer/RV/ van parking available. We are 15 minutes from Walmart, Movie Theater, Bowling Alley, Restaurants, and SUU. For outdoor recreation we are 5 minutes from Three Peaks Recreation area with hiking, climbing, biking, frisbee golf and more. We are also less than an hour from Brian Head Skiing, Cedar Breaks, and Zion National Park. The property includes a 3/4 basketball court, baseball field, horseshoe pit, and trampoline. When you arrive look for the driveway right before two mailboxes. This is your entrance point.
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Zion On The 9

7 sites · Lodging1 acre · Virgin, UT
Welcome to our lovely home! We have a special place that we're sure you'll adore just as much as we do. Our property is located within the Zion National Park corridor, and you'll have the opportunity to meet our two friendly animals, Bukko the horse and Maybelline the pony, during your stay. Our elevated glamping experience offers a range of amenities, including a pool, spa, and on-site dining and socializing at The Social Virgin Bar'N. If you're in the mood for exploring, you can find restaurants, pickleball courts, and even horseback riding tours nearby. By booking with us, you can rest assured that everything will be right. After a long hike, take some time to unwind on the property and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We have 3 glamping tents available and one airstream. The airstream has heat and A/C. 1 of our glamping tents and the airstream has a private bathroom, the other 2 glamping tents share a bathroom facility with a full shower and flushing toilets.
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Tenting at Juniper Meadows Ranch

4 sites · Tents150 acres · Newcastle, UT
Learn more about this land:--Camping in Cedar trees--Hills, pastures, and a small creek--Down the road from historic Old Iron Town ruins--Across the highway from historical iron mines--Fishing at New Castle Reservoir, 15 minutes away--Bouldering and repelling 10 miles away--Close access to OTV trails--20 minutes from Cedar City, Utah--No utilities--Bordered by U.S. Forest Service on three sides--Wildlife watching (keep an eye out for coyote, deer, lizards, birds, and roaming cows!)
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Sea of Sagebrush and Dirt

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Beryl Junction, UT
Primitive camping. There is no paved parking and no specific spot for your RV or tent. There is no RV pad and no RV hookups. Just dirt and sage brush. Do not expect paved parking. You will need a shovel to clear your own spot to park your RV or put your tent. This is very rustic. Here is a great opportunity for people who love camping! This land is located in Beryl Junction, Utah. It is a flat sage desert, which is perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of nature. The vast expanse of the desert provides ample space for both tent and RV camping. The clear skies and the serene environment make it an ideal location for stargazing and enjoying the tranquility of the outdoors. You can expect to wake up to the sound of birds chirping and the warm sun shining on your face. The desert is home to a variety of flora and fauna, so you might even spot some wildlife during your stay. The flat terrain makes it easy to set up camp and explore the area. You can take a leisurely hike or bike ride, or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. This property is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature.
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Looking for an unforgettable camping experience near Central, Utah, with a focus on wildlife watching? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 550 options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect campsite to suit your needs. Whether you're a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or just starting out, you'll have plenty of choices to explore. Check out top campsites like Zion Wright Ranch Eco-Camp (2033 reviews), Ranchito Feliz (520 reviews), and Creekside - Kolob Gate Gardens (516 reviews) for highly recommended options. With amenities like potable water, campfires, and toilets, you'll have all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Plus, you can also engage in popular activities such as paddling, snow sports, and surfing. So get ready to immerse yourself in nature and witness the wonders of wildlife firsthand. Prices start as low as $9 per night, with an average price of $35 per night. Book your camping adventure now on Hipcamp!

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