The best camping near Cathedral Gorge State Park

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Southeast Nevada gem is a geological wonder of slots canyons, cathedral-like spires, and hoodoos  

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Cathedral Gorge Inn

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Panaca, NV
RV parking with full hook up amenities including Internet, water, sewer, and power. 5 state parks within 40 miles. Close proximity to nevadas best hunting units. There is a gas station close by. Easy access to highway 93. Not far from Zions, Great Basin, Valley national park. Free swimming near by in the panaca spring.
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$35
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Iron County RV Park

3 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Cedar City, UT
Nestled in the heart of nature, this 0.16 Acre RV Park offers the perfect retreat for outdoor enthusiasts seeking tranquility and adventure. Situated at Latitude 37.886347 and Longitude -113.672912, its prime location immerses you in breathtaking landscapes and boundless opportunities for exploration. As you arrive, you're greeted by spacious, well-maintained grounds inviting you to park and set up camp. Whether you're a solo traveler seeking solitude or a family looking for a memorable vacation, this park caters to all, offering modern amenities alongside the serenity of the great outdoors. Awake to the sound of birdsong and the gentle rustle of leaves, as each day promises new adventures. Hike through rugged trails, fish in nearby streams, or simply relax by the campfire under a star-studded sky. With its convenient location and natural beauty, this RV park is your gateway to unforgettable experiences amidst nature's embrace.
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Devil Trail Ranch

2 sites · Tents40 acres · Beryl Junction, UT
40 acres of land with direct access to the 56 Highway awaits you. The property is predominantly flat and offers convenient proximity to the nearby BLM land. While there are no current developed campground facilities, the location provides easy driveway access onto the 56 Highway. Surrounding the area are numerous state parks in Nevada, located close to the border. These include Spring Valley, Echo Canyon, Cathedral Gorge, Kershaw-Ryan, and Beaver Dam. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and explore the wonders of these remarkable state parks. The landscape features low shrubs and bushes, creating a unique and inviting environment for outdoor adventures.
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Gomez Country Land

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Beryl, UT
Very nice piece of land that I purchased and think a lot of people can enjoy it as we do. Please take care of the land and leave no garbage so we can all enjoy a very long time. 25 mins from Newcastle reservoir, 40 minutes from Cedar City. Great location for hiking, 4 wheeling, fishing, and hunting. I have a 50x50 yard section that is cleared out for drive in of vehicles and RV parking.
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Desert Ghost Gardens Camp

9 sites · RVs3 acres · Beryl Junction, UT
Right along the Utah-Nevada boarder and about 2 miles off State Road 56 on the 10400 West (Cougar Road) turnoff, just east of the Ghost Town Modena. On quiet nights you can hear the Ghost Train passing by and see an array of unexplained phenomena in the sky. Raw desert land for beautiful desert star-gazing camping. Enjoy the sand, sagebrush, and stars. Calling all Ghost Riders!
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Valhalla Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Beryl Junction, UT
This 5 acre ranch property is mostly untouched sage and wild flowers. It has an awesome view of every mountain surrounding Beryl. We have the most gorgeous view of the stars and Milky Way at night! There is a famous conservatory up the road. The ground is extremely soft and would be amazing for outdoor yoga, and for the kids to play in. There is power on the property in case you need to plug something in. This property is perfectly located in between Panaca, NV (where the warm spring is, and historical towns) and Cedar Mountain/Brian Head/Bryce Canyon/& Zion National Park. The closest town is just down the highway a few miles to Enterprise for grocery and small town shops. The larger city, Cedar City, is only 35min away. We love this place because of how quiet and peaceful it is and we hope you love it too!
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Shema's Place on Hwy 56 Beryl, UT

10 sites · RVs, TentsBeryl, UT
I acquired this property for my 10 years goal while I'm in college. The community of Beryl has one school, Escalante Valley Elementary, and it is part of the Iron County School District. Originally established as a Union Pacific Railroad siding, Beryl was named in 1901 after the semi-precious stone beryl found in the area. The 2012 Beryl (ZIP 84714), population is 944. There are 2 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 31.6. The US median is 37.3. 57.63% of people in Beryl are married. 9.86% are divorced. The average household size is 3.13 people. 40.54% of people are married, with children. 6.31% have children, but are single.Learn more about this land:An inexpensive destination to park your RV, 5th Wheel, Van or any toy or simply just camp overnight then head on to your destination the next day. Its an open land with a view of sorounding mauntain. I have no water and hook up so it's just a place to stay for the night or if you are used to dry camping this is the place for you for inexpensive night stay. Half to an hour from National, State Parks and Lake. Visit the College and Festival town of Cedar City. Hiking and ATVeing the open and beautiful dessert land of UT. Ski in the winter and mountain biking in the summer at Brian Head Ski Resort. Explore the beautiful Zion National Parks in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The possibilities are endless. Come and help me improve my place for your next visit...
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Desert Camping

1 site · RV1 acre · Beryl, UT
Learn more about this land:Nice little desert land with views of the mountains. Lots of wildlife. Bring a tent or rv camp as long as you'd like. Just be safe of snakes please. Camp smart.
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Briggs' Beryl Desert Retreat

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Beryl Junction, UT
I am a beekeeper and a bit of a wild person. One day, I hope to develop this place into a beautiful self sustaining farm and home for all my bees and outdoor retreat for the peoples. Learn more about this land: Welcome to a great wide open desert retreat. Do as you please! No one is going to bother you. Let the animals loose, roll out the off road vehicles, ride bikes, and build a fire and enjoy that peaceful good outdoor life.  The old Spanish trail can be found nearby for hiking and/or biking and there are mountains and cool wildlife all around in the valley. The stars all pop completely present with no light pollution to spoil them.  Additionally, Southern Utah has so many other trails and beautiful places all over in almost any direction. Zion National Park is only a little over an hour drive away down I-15. I highly recommend Kanarraville Falls as well, as it's at most only 30 minutes away. *** Getting to the property: It is directly off of the "main" road which consists of a well kept wide dirt road. The GPS location will guide you straight there to an intersecting road with a stop sign called 1200 E which runs south the "main" road/4800 N/AKA Antelope Springs Rd. At this intersection, there is a trail running north marked with an orange post for fiber cable. That trail and road marks the bottom left corner of the property if you're facing north. Follow the trail and find your way anywhere on the right side, there are already some campsites made up, but you are also welcome to make your own to your hearts desire. Be mindful of your vehicle, cars can drive the trail but there is always a risk of getting stuck. You can also park on the main road as you are already at the property anyway and can just walk in a little ways to set up your camp. **It's important to be aware of any fire warnings for Iron County, Utah. Do a Google search for fire threats and it should be the first thing you see. Most of the time, large bonfires will be highly discouraged. Use good judgment when building a fire of any size.  *Cedar City is a straight shot East if you need any medical attention.
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$9
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The best camping near Cathedral Gorge State Park guide

Overview

About

One of Nevada’s original four state parks, southeast Nevada’s Cathedral Gorge State Park offers an otherworldly landscape of slot canyons, cave-like formations, towering spires, and hoodoos, formed initially by volcanic activity and shaped by erosion in the soft bentonite clay. Spanning nearly 1,600 acres, the park offers several easy hiking trails through the canyons and caves and to sweeping overlooks, and is home to a variety of wildlife. The surreal landscape offers fantastic opportunities for photographers, and the incredibly dark night skies are a draw for stargazers. There’s one developed campground inside the park, with campsites for tent and RV campers, along with water, flush toilets, and showers year-round.

Notable campgrounds

The Cathedral Gorge Campground offers 22 sites for tent and RV campers.

  • Best for RV campers: The campground offers sites with electric hookups. Water is also available, though not at each site.
  • Best for last minute campers: Two overflow camping areas are available, with one near the campground and one near the slot canyons.
  • Best for groups: One group area offers space for groups to overnight, and can be reserved in advance.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Arrive early in the day, especially during peak periods, since all campsites in the campground are first-come first-serve. Also check the overflow camping areas.
  2. If your travel plans are flexible, try visiting during off-peak and non-holiday times and during the week.
  3. If you’re traveling with a group, you can make reservations for overnight accommodations in the group area.

When to go

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Cathedral Gorge State Park, and offer the most pleasant weather. Summers can get hot, and with limited shade, it can be dangerous to be active during the heat of the day. Be careful when visiting after rainfall and snow, as the terrain can get covered with heavy mud. At 5,000 feet in elevation, winters can be quite cold. Visit in September for the Dutch Oven Cook-Off and May and Spring for the Nevada Astronomical Society star parties.

Know before you go

  • Bring everything you need with you, as there are limited amenities available in the park.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and be careful where you step, as the ground can be soft with holes. Always stay on trails.
  • Wear sun protection, even in winter, as there’s limited shade in the park. Also be sure to drink plenty of water when exploring.
  • Camp only in designated camping areas, and only light fires in provided fire rings and grills.
  • Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash less than six feet in length.

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