Desert camping near St George, Utah

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Creekside - Kolob Gate Gardens

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents53 acres · Washington
Winter Wonderland December 1st - January 31st... Stay tuned for photos Creekside Glamping and Camping only 9 miles from Zion National Park. Heated Glamping Tents and Spacious Private Campsites on 53 acres of natural desert landscapes and riparian habitat. Just far enough from the crowds for an unrushed and quiet camping experience. Located just off Kolob Terrace Road at mile marker 2. The road we are located on continues, after the property, up to 8000' elevation at Lava Point, an overlook in Zion National Park providing a tremendous overhead view of the entirety of Zion. On the drive past our property the road passes through desert, riparian, pinyon-juniper, and conifer woodlands. Multiple uncrowded trails are accessible along the road, including the trail to Kolob Arch, the 6th longest natural arch in the world. All sites on our property are creek side and provide afternoon shade. Lush vegetation straddles a year around flowing creek. Our campsites are widely spaced to maximize privacy. We have 53 acres and only 4 tent sites and 2 glamping tents! Multiple trails leave right from our property that lead to sweeping views, a tunnel and desert solitude. Accessible activities off Kolob Terrace Road includes West Rim Trail, Lava Point Overlook, Wildcat Canyon Trail, Kolob Reservoir & a ton more.
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Zion Wright Ranch Eco-Camp

57 sites · RVs, Tents1200 acres · Virgin, Washington
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? Visit to 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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Epic Van-RV-Tent Camp 40 mins Zion

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Mohave
Did you know there's a secret new cut through road to Zion National Park from our area which makes us 40 mins away!? We offer one of the coolest, safest, cleanest and most popular boutique campgrounds in the region. Zion is the 3rd most visited park in the US, so when we had an opportunity to purchase property in a rural area outside of the park, we jumped on it. Our space is 3 stunning acres just off the paved road surrounded by hundreds of acres in all directions that are empty cattle fields and BLM land. You can literally hike into the hills from our property. We have 3 water and power hook ups that are ideal for vans or small trailer/RVs. WE DO NOT HAVE A SEPTIC DUMP on site but one close by that is free. We have shade structures, a BBQ area, a propane firepit (no wood fires in summer please! too dry). Propane is a $5 per use additional fee daily via Venmo if you want to use the firepit or the BBQ. We purchased the property from a family down the road and they have helped us develop out the piece we have. Currently we park a trailer on it that we rent out, plus we have 1 glamp tent, 1 little cabin, 1 camping platform and a few areas for tents and vanlifers to pull up! We have a group site with it's own kitchen/BBQ area. There's a bath house with 2 flushing toilets an outhouse and an outdoor heated shower. We also have a great outdoor kitchen with everything you need to cook a great meal! Stove, pots and pans, dishes, etc! Our property is 40 minutes to Springdale with a secret locals cut through. We are 20 minutes away from Coral Pink Sand Dunes state park (you can rent sand boards there) 25 minutes to Hurricane. We are 5 minutes away from a great grocery store (Bee's Market) with EVERYTHING! Just past that is a great microbrewery and pizza place called Edge of the World. Basically you get the quiet and dark skies at night, which are perfect for camping, but creature comforts of a bathroom, outdoor shower, Wifi, firepits and BBQ. We have cool art, horseshoe put, an outdoor kitchen with stove and all the cooking utensils and pots and accessories you need! Hot water is really hot! We have 2 kitchens!! Land Beyond Zion is available for group rentals and great if you are trying to plan a camp out with numerous people, but struggling to find a campground that will accommodate. We are kid friendly, dog friendly, BIPOC, LGBTQ and senior friendly. We are not an RV park but can accommodate some smaller rigs, so reach out to us if you are interested in staying. We have room for a skoolie if it's the right size! Up to 24-26 feet vans and skoolies. Inquire if your rig is bigger. DOGS IMPORTANT!!! If you have a dog we ask that you please keep it near you at all times. If there are other dogs on the property you will need to leash up dogs. Also, please walk the property and pick up poop!!! We ask for a $10 fee for dogs. Please pay to our venmo (@shantihodges) Please respect that we increase prices for more people in your group as this has impact on our space. We only have so many showers, bathrooms and space for all and we like to not get super crowded. Children are the exception, but please let us know how many folks are in your group when you reserve. If. Thank you!
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Range RV Campground

64 sites · RVs10 acres · Apple Valley, Washington
Range RV is a new RV campground located in Apple Valley, UT. We are 40 mins to Zion National Park, 30 mins to both Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Sand Hollow State Park, 2 hours to Bryce Canyon National Park, and 2 hours to the North Rim- Grand Canyon National Park. Our campground is conveniently close to world-renowned mountain biking trails, Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa, and Jem. Come camp with us any time of the year and enjoy access to great trails, scenic views, and dark skies!
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Mesa View Tiny Home

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Saint George, Washington
Welcome to the Mesa View Retreat. This brand new tiny home is located in our backyard up against a beautiful Mesa surrounded by red rock. We pride ourselves on making your trip truly unique and unforgettable. We are located right on the St. George Golf Course with stunning views of Pine Valley Mountain and gorgeous sunrise and sunsets. There are close hiking trails and also paved bike trails within a short walk from our home. Come enjoy our tiny space and make some memories.
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CRT Properties

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Hurricane, Washington
We love Southern Utah and the southwest and know our guests do too. We strive to make every trip as comfortable and relaxed as possible so you can enjoy the parks stress free. Our properties provide all the essential you need in a home away from home. Each property also allows for maximum enjoyment of the wonderful outdoors while having everything you need to be comfortable.
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Kaibab Paiute RV Park

75 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Kaibab, Mohave
For discounted prices please give us a call at (928) 643-6601 The Kaibab Paiute RV Park and Campgound is located between Fredonia and Colorado City Arizona on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation. We are settled right in the middle of everywhere you want to see in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, Zion National park, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon North Rim are just a few National parks that are easy day trips from our location. We offer a beautiful backdrop and wonderful amenities to your relaxing stay with us as you take a break from your daily adventures in our breathtaking land that we are so blessed to call home. For discounted prices please give us a call at (928) 643-6601
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Desert yurt with spectacular views

1 site · Lodging20 acres · Apple Valley, Washington
Learn more about this land: Quiet, private 16-foot yurt surrounded by sandstone cliffs, cedar trees and sage brush located on the south side of Zion National Park. There is running water, a shower and a composting toilet next to the yurt.  The yurt is heated with a gas powered cast iron stove in the colder months. There is a small deck that offers amazing views. It has a queen size bed that sleeps two.
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Zion Glamping Adventures

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents26 acres · Hurricane, Washington
Located in a spectacular spot in Hildale, Utah, just an hour drive from Zion National Park. Escape the crowds and indulge in this extraordinary retreat!​ Accommodations > 20 units of Glamping Tents > 2 units of Rock Cave > 7 sites for the RV Park The campsite has five fully operational bathrooms equipped with running water, hot showers, and flush toilets. Basic toiletries are provided for your convenience. There is a common kitchen area where you'll find a fridge, microwave and propane grills. Every morning, our host expertly prepares a delectable breakfast consisting of steaming cups of coffee and mouthwatering pancakes, ensuring that all guests can savor a delightful start to their day. In the evening, the host creates a spacious campfire that invites all guests to gather together and forge connections. It's an opportunity to engage with fellow campers, share captivating tales, and indulge in the delightful combination of s'mores. Make sure not to overlook our highly sought-after array of activities, including exhilarating side by side tours, captivating guided hikes, memorable horseback rides, scenic wagon rides, creative paint and wine sessions, and rejuvenating yoga classes!​
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Desert Oasis

4 sites · Tents5 acres · Hildale, Washington
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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Zion On The 9

7 sites · Lodging1 acre · Virgin, Washington
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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Cane Beds Corral

4 sites · Lodging7 acres · Cane Beds, Mohave
Hi my name is Christina, your on-site host, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to host you at our one-of-a-kind glamping site! We're located 40 min from Kanab, 50 min from Zion National Park and 2 hours from Grand Canyon North Rim, Bryce Canyon National Park and Page, AZ. We're on 7 acres of land in a very rural town but please note, we do have neighbors on both sides- one of which have cows, roosters and horses. We have 3 glamping tents and 1 tiny cabin on-site (all of which are available for booking) along with a few shared spaces amongst guests: 2 covered grilling areas, a centralized fire pit and an indoor bathhouse. We are currently in the process of adding 2 more accommodations, a silo and a cave, that will be available by this Spring 2024. Each glamping tent and cabin is about 30 yards apart from one another. We provide all linens and towels for guests, AC/Heater units and hot/cold water year-round. We're located at the border of Utah and Arizona in Cane Beds, AZ. It's a very isolated area with 2-3 dining options and a large full-sized grocery store (Bee's Marketplace) less than 10 minutes away! Cane Beds, Arizona has beautiful sandstone formations & attractions such as nearby Water Canyon Trailhead, Gooseberry Mesa and Maxwell Park. The terrain is very similar to Zion National Park. This region is especially known for hiking, mountain biking and ATV trails. We're also conveniently located 40 min from Kanab, which is a town full of trails and hikes with a ton of great stops on the way (Paria Townsite, The Toadstools, Wirepass to Buckskin Gulch, The Wave, Grand Staircase Escalante). We love sharing local hikes and secret spots so if you'd like tips on the area, send us a message!
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Desert camping near St George guide

Surrounded by red rock cliffs and canyons, St. George is a major outdoor hub in southwest Utah. Here the Mojave Desert converges with the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin, forming an incredibly diverse desert landscape prime for camping adventures. You can hike, mountain bike, rock climb, and go canyoneering in multiple parks near St. George. Campers will also find opportunities to view fossilized dinosaur tracks, check out pink sand dunes, and explore OHV (off-highway vehicle) areas. Although St. George is sometimes overlooked by campers driving from Las Vegas to Zion National Park (one hour away), it stands on its own as a worthy addition to any southwest desert adventure itinerary.

Where to Go

St. George Surrounds

St. George borders Pioneer Park, a 52-acre red rock playground with excellent rock climbing, hiking, and slot canyons. North of Pioneer Park lies the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, a 69,000-acre park with mountain biking and hiking trails. Keep an eye peeled for Mojave Desert tortoise, gila monsters, and chuckwalla. Dino lovers will also want to hit the BLM’s Red Cliffs Campground.

Snow Canyon State Park

Just 15 minutes north of St. George, Snow Canyon State Park has tons of desert features to explore, including red and white sandstone canyons, lava tubes, lava flows, sand dunes, and an extinct volcano. The scenic campground features tent sites and RV sites with picnic tables, grills, and restrooms.

Sand Hollow State Park

At Sand Hollow State Park you can swim or paddle in a deep blue reservoir ringed by red rock and dunes. Kayak, SUP, and ATV rentals are available on-site.

Zion National Park

Zion National Park’s south entrance in Springdale is just one hour from St. George, making this iconic national park a feasible day trip away from a St. George basecamp. The park’s Kolob Canyons are closest to town offering sandstone cliffs and panoramic views perfect for a photo opp.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

About a 75-minute drive east of St. George, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is an otherworldly site where you can frolic on pink sand dunes made of Navajo sandstone. Sand sledding and ATV adventures are popular here.

When to Go

Spring and fall are the most temperate seasons for camping in St. George, while summers run extremely hot (average July and August highs are in the triple digits. Summer visitors must be extremely careful about outdoor activity, hydration, and sun/heat exposure. Winters are pleasant in St. George, but nighttime temperatures do reach freezing and snow is possible.

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