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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? Visit zionwrightfamilyranch.com 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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Yellow Farm Dog

6 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Hurricane, UT
Nestled on 50 acres is your perfect Farm Stay, unlike anything else around! Enjoy the most beautiful sunsets, hammock lounging under shade trees, relaxing in our outdoor tubs, roasting marshmallows and telling stories around the fire pit at night. Go see our beautiful hens, feel the peaceful presence of the pastured horses and alpacas, and giggle over the sight and sounds of the free-ranging pigs. In addition to that, there is a nearby pond awaiting your presence, where you can relish in the delights of swimming and fishing for large-mouth bass and bluegill! We are about eight minutes from I15.
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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 Zions and Bryce Canyon. Quiet, secluded, and safe. Easy access from the neighborhood to BLM land, and endless trails. Dry stream bed down the road to explore by foot, horse, or ATV. (Street legal ATV/UTV’s can drive on the roads here, so you can take off right from the camp spot). Note there are no bathrooms available on the property.
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Kolob Campground

22 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Kanarraville, 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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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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Zion View Campsite

12 sites · Lodging9142 acres · Hildale, UT
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Little Jamaica Camping

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Littlefield, AZ
Learn more about this land:We have several camping areas to choose from. The Virgin River is a short hike through the desert, About 20 minutes. A four wheeler would be ideal to explore the mountains which are about 15 minutes on a four wheeler from the camping area.
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St. George RV Pad

1 site · RV1 acre · St George, UT
Welcome to our home in a residential neighborhood where we have an RV pad available with full 50 amp hookups. This is the perfect spot to use as a base camp to explore the big 5 national parks in Utah as well as the Grand Canyon and other state parks. We are walking distance to the St. George bike/hike trail system. You get all the convenience of the largest city in southern Utah and the peace and quiet of a residential neighborhood.
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Barney Flat

5 sites · RVs5 acres · Dammeron Valley, UT
Only 15 minutes from St. George with easy access off highway 18. We are 10 degrees on average cooler than St. George. Park your RV under one of our trees in a cool shady spot. Only 5 minutes from Snow Canyon, 10 minutes to Baker Reservoir, 25 minutes to Pine Valley, & only 20 minutes to Gunlock Reservoir
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Zion home

1 site · Lodging1 acre · UT
Private home near Zion with mesa views from the balcony. One King sized bed, and 2 queen sized beds. Full kitchen with oven and cookware, dining area, full bathroom with tub and full bathroom downstairs. enjoy the Mountain View’s, TV with Roku and internet. Entire home and property except for the garage
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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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LV Bar- Finicum Ranch

4 sites · Lodging5 acres · Colorado City, AZ
LV Bar-Finicum Ranch is on 5 acres, located on the beautiful Arizona Strip in Canebeds, Arizona. If you want to escape, get away from it all, come enjoy the quiet, rustic surroundings of an old ranching community. This quiet area offers stunning mountain views of red rock cliffs, spectacular sunsets, but most of all, views of the night's stars! We're located in the center of 4 amazing attractions: Coral Pink Sand Dunes/Zion National Park/Bryce Canyon & the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Plus many others. In the area there is horse backing riding, hiking, swimming and off road fun. DISTANCE TO: Zion National Park: 1 hour to Zion's entrances (both). Grand Canyon North Rim: 2 hrs. Bryce Canyon: 2 hour-63 miles Antelope Canyon: 2 hour- 85 miles Coral Pink Sand Dunes: 10 miles Best Friends Animal Sanctuary: 35 miles Brian Head Ski Resort: 52 mile We have 6 Cabins on the property, along with the main house.
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Camping near St George with swimming 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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