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The best camping near Bryce Canyon National Park

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Hike and camp among otherworldly rock formations at this Utah park.

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Ranchito Feliz

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents9 acres 路 Cannonville, UT
When booking please add in your note the type of camping you are doing, ie. tent, car, van, or larger RV In the middle of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument; adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park; within walking distance of Kodachrome Basin State Park; and an easy drive to Zion and Capital Reef National Parks, as well as Lake Powell National Recreational Area, this unique site is an opportunity not to miss. The pet/horse friendly property (approximately 9 acres/3 ha/64 sq. m) boasts private designated single tent sites, and a mix car camping and larger RV sites, as well as paleontological, geological, biological, astronomical, and historical interests of the ranch. The equestrians will find a two-acre pasture, three paddocks, a round pen, as well as beautiful places to ride from the ranch. This secluded location has a small town of about 175 (Cannonville) three miles/5 k distant where there is a small store, gas, and a Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Visitor Center. And, bonus, the in town campground has: high speed internet, and cell phone service and laundry. This ranch and campground is an off the grid, passive/active solar voltaic, so no electricity, no internet and only Verizon works here. In Tropic 12 miles distant all carriers get service. Potable water, shower, dish washing station and composting toilet (This means that all campers count when booking, even the kids...their poops add up too). The views are spectacular from any site where the xeroscaped landscape uses indigenous material and plants to complement the quintessential Pinon/Juniper ecosystem the campground sits in. On three sides you are surrounded by red cliffs in the Carmel Formation which can give shelter from wind and sun, but campers can also look out over the Paria River (you can hear the river from camp as well as its amphibians) which runs south in front of the property and eventually meets the Colorado River at Lee鈥檚 Ferry where most put-in to raft the Grand Canyon. Looking north, one sees the meaning of the term 鈥淕rand Staircase鈥 by viewing The Entrada, Tropic Shale, Straight Cliffs, Wahweap, Kaiparowits, and Pink Limestone Formations capped by late Tertiary Volcanism; or, the 鈥渟teps鈥 of Promise Rock, Sand Point, Powell Point, and the Aquarius Plateau (highest forested mesa in North America at over eleven thousand feet.). The biological diversity here is also astounding: Birds: 140 species and counting including the tiny Costa鈥檚 Humming Bird all the way up to the enormous California Condor. Plants: 2 species of Sagebrush, 4 species of trees, numerous grass species, and a plethora of beautiful wildflowers and cacti. Reptiles: Many species of snakes and lizards. Unfortunately, this includes the occasional rattlesnake. It is advised that you have your pets vaccinated. Amphibian: Toads and Salamanders Insects: There are very few mosquitos. There are a few biting Deer Flies, and worse yet, those damn gnats. These 鈥渘o-see-ums鈥 are temperature dependent so are not a bother in the shade, early mornings, late evenings and at night. It is recommended that you bring some kick ass insect repellant and a 鈥渂ee hat鈥 if you are out and about in the sun during the day between May and July. Fossils: Bivalves, snails, petrified wood (many types) and various other corals, insects and plant fossils abound and are often incorporated into the ranch infrastructure. The nearby area is considered the hottest paleontological spot on the planet. Astronomy: The area is widely considered to be under the darkest skies in the lower 49. The Milky Way and Presides are common sights without the unsightly annoyance of any neighbor鈥檚 lights. The climate is varied and interesting. All four seasons are here and occasionally all in one day. Winter snows melt quickly though temperatures can dip into the sub-zeros. The 5,900 ft./1800 m. elevation keeps the summer temps reasonable and always gives a chilly summer evening to cool things off. If you want climatic extremes, you can, within an hour or so, be at Lake Powell and its 100+ F/38+ C heat or on the Aquarius Plateau at 65 degrees F/18 C in midday June. Recreation on many levels is all within proximity. From canyoneering, 鈥渇ree鈥 climbing on an established nearby crag composed of a welded tuff capping the Aquarius Plateau (see Mountain Project and 鈥淭he Aquarius Plateau鈥) and many aid lines on Entrada Formation towers within walking distance (see Mountain Project and 鈥淭he Grand Staircase鈥), water sports of Lake Powell and the Colorado River as well as fishing in the cool temps of Pine Lake 35 minutes distant. Then of course, there is the Monument, National Park and the State Park only a short drive away. Seclusion, security, water, and views all within a short walk or drive of exiting destinations, make this worth the stop.
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Zion Family Ranch

22 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Glendale, UT
Picturesque camping set within the protective hilltops of beautiful Lydia's Canyon. This camping destination is on private land and has long list of unique, attractive features. Conveniently located just a couple minutes off Highway 89, this is the perfect stop over between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Special features including private fishing ponds, a large pavilion equipped with tables and chairs, fire pits, kayaks and FREE WIFI will make your stay easy and fun! Campers will enjoy clean, HOT showers and flushable toilets. You will have access to the multi-acre campground where you can choose which tent site or RV site you prefer. We DO allow no hook-up camping vans in our tent sites. Two of our four new RV sites have full hook-ups, the other two have water and power hookups only. You will have access to the large pavilion for gathering, cooking or shelter from the elements. You also have access to the clean bath house, equipped with two shower rooms (with on-demand hot water) and flushable toilets. As an added bonus, you will have access to the ponds, you may use the boat, canoe or kayaks, you can also catch and release fish if you have your own fishing equipment. (Keep a fish or accidental kill for a fee.) If interested in booking a fishing experience, please reach out to us for more details. There are seven available tent sites and four available RV sites with hookups. No beds or tents are provided. Please plan to bring your own camping supplies. Common spaces including the pavilion and bath house are shared with all campground guests. Lydia's Canyon is known for lush green fields, overflowing fresh water ponds full of native fish, Canadian geese, turkeys, exclusive bird-watching, deer, farming, cows, horses, and last but not least . . . kind, welcoming residents who are happy to help you have a memorable experience. Your super hosts, Jeremy and Betty, live nearby and are available to help when needed. Connect to the campground FREE WIFI for easy communication needs. Kindly follow our speed limits here in Lydia's Canyon, we ask that your speed not exceed 15 mph on the gravel roads. No parties, noise, or bright lights after 10 p.m.
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Ethel's Hideout

11 sites 路 RVs, Tents16 acres 路 Fredonia, AZ
Our story begins with a little old lady, our grandma, who believed with all her heart that we were worth it. She passed a few years ago, and what better way to honor her belief in us than to create Ethel's Hideout. We came from a small ranching family, which has brought us closer than we ever imagined. Hard work and dedication were imprinted on us from a young age. On this land we have built an RV pull-through, camp sites,聽and horse stalls. One day we hope to have some small cabins to share with you all. Ethel's is your home away from home.聽We border agriculture and sate and public lands which provides an authentic western experience. Though tucked away to give the illusion of seclusion, we are located only 7 miles from downtown Kanab Utah. Kanab features many fun and exciting events throughout the year. Located right in the heart of several national parks, Zions, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and many more fun things to tour. Hook ups include power and water. Our most unique feature is horse stalls on site. Bring your horses with you and reserve stalls for them as well. Our convenient location offers direct access to ride on public lands. Traveling with horses? We have just the spot with (8) 12鈥 x 14鈥 covered stall. Contact us to book stalls for your horses to stay over night with you.
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Bryce Canyon Wander Camp

8 sites 路 Lodging, Tents40 acres 路 Cannonville, UT
We live for untouched wilderness, gorgeous landscapes, and stunning sunrises while traveling, thus Wander Camp was born! Our tented camp offers an immersive outdoors experience while including a few more amenities than traditional camping while still operating off-grid. If you're looking for a place to stay that provides the sights and sounds of nature, with a few of the comforts back home, book now!
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Canyons of Escalante RV Park

53 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Escalante, UT
Welcome to Canyons of Escalante RV Park! We are so excited for the opportunity to host you and share in the unique beauty of Southern Utah. We are a family owned and operated RV Park that has RV Sites, Cabins, Tent spaces, and immaculate Shower/Laundry facilities. We are located directly on the Main Street of Escalante, Utah and are nestled against the Escalante Grand Staircase. We are not only the perfect basecamp for exploration of the Staircase but so much more! We are ideally situated between Bryce NP, Capital Reef NP, Dixie National Forest, Petrified Forest State Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area and within walking distance to the Dining, Pubs and Groceries that Escalante has to offer. Canyons of Escalante RV Park is conveniently located on Main Street of Escalante, UT. Within walking distance to local eateries and shopping. Our Standard sites are pull through, accommodating RVs up to 28' in length. Full hookups with 30 amp service, Wi-Fi, shower and laundry facility nearby. Perfect for smaller motor homes, tent trailers, pods, vans, truck campers, etc. We are also pet friendly, have bathroom facilities and hot showers! Our cabins are away from the RV sites in a secluded area surrounded by beautiful gardens and walkways. Fire rings are at each cabin as well as 2 shared pavilions equipped with charcoal grills and picnic tables. Your adventure awaits! Let us help make the most of it. Look forward to seeing you soon. Happy Trails!
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The Riverside Ranch

38 sites 路 Tents16 acres 路 Hatch, UT
The Riverside Ranch is the ideal destination with hundreds of miles of ATV trails accessible from our location, as well as abundant fishing for the avid angler, hiking, biking and National Park exploration. So whether you are an adventure seeker, tranquil star gazer or just passing through, The Riverside Ranch is the perfect place to hang your hat. TENTS ONLY via HIPCAMP /NO RVS with HIPCAMP RESERVATIONS The Riverside Ranch is nestled between the east and west portions of the Dixie National Forest in a mountain meadow. The beautiful and serene Sevier River winds through the property, offering riverside camping and world class fly fishing. Breathtaking views of the multi-colored mountains make The Riverside Ranch a perfect place to relax and unwind. At night, the stars are so clear and bright, commanding your attention. It seems you can reach out and touch them. Watch the dramatic sky glow of sunrise and set over the meadow land and red rock mountains and buffalo. Please note: we provide tent site only for tent camping or pop up tents. we do NOT provide camping gear.
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SimpleLife Campsites @ Dreamcatcher

13 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres 路 Fredonia, AZ
Set up for minimalist-types.... certainly not primitive but not fancy either... spacious sites (with cool shade cloths and picnic tables) respectful of your personal experience with an eye for contemporary design. Fast Wifi. Clean modern bathrooms. Hang out with like-minded adventurers who prefer Tents, Vans, Class B's and small trailers (like teardrops, pods and popups) - we do not permit ATV's or trailers over 26' SimpleLife gives dogs room to roam (and you as well) on our 15 private acres attached to hundreds more of beautiful public land. SimpleLife is only 2 miles from Kanab's conveniences -- in a country setting providing easy access to Grand Canyon, Escalante, Bryce, Zion and thousands of one of a kind square miles of desert adventures.
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Southwest Utah Off-Grid Camping

1 site 路 Tent20 acres 路 Alton, UT
Discover Camp64, situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Long Valley Junction, Utah, nestled in the breathtaking high country of southwest Utah. At an elevation of 7600 ft (2300 m), Camp64 welcomes campers from mid-May to mid-October, offering a serene retreat in a central location. Explore the nearby wonders with a short 45-minute drive to Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is approximately a 2.5-hour drive away. Your Camp64 Host, residing just a 5-minute walk from the campsite, ensures your comfort and assistance during your stay. While there are currently no on-site facilities, campers can enjoy the natural surroundings responsibly. Please pack out all garbage and waste, and find potable water available at the host's residence. Embark on a camping experience surrounded by the beauty of southwest Utah, where convenient access to remarkable destinations awaits. Welcome to Camp64, your gateway to a memorable outdoor adventure.
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Stoneview Camp

2 sites 路 RVs33 acres 路 Bryce Canyon City, UT
Theres no better way to capture the full beauty of the stars at night than out here on Stoneview ranch. close to Bryce Canyon, discount on local country music dinner show. bathroom available
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Bryce Zion Campground

81 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Glendale, UT
Come on in! This is the perfect camping spot to use as a home base while visiting the scenic wonders of Southern Utah. Tucked away under majestic pink cliffs, Bryce Zion campground is an equal distance between Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park visitor centers. Stay 4 nights and visit Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon North Rim, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Hike all day and come back and cool off in our swimming pool. Too tired to cook? grab a yummy burger or sandwich at Cooter's Bistro Cafe. Relax, take a hike, sit out by the campfire, or be amazed at the brilliant night sky. We hope to see you soon!
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Kolob Campground

22 sites 路 RVs, Tents4 acres 路 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聽Zion National Park and the remote聽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.聽聽Located in a private gated area on the shores of Kolob Reservoir, Kolob Campground is the premiere location for camping on Kolob Mountain聽in the Greater Zion National Park area.聽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,聽and pine trees.聽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聽rentals, snacks and beverages are also located nearby.聽LP(propane) fires are allowed and LP fire bowls聽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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Apple Hollow

7 sites 路 Lodging14 acres 路 Glendale, UT
Our place is located on one of the most beautiful secluded properties around the Zion/Bryce area! 14 acres of apple trees and farmland surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks right off highway 89.聽Our orchard offers seclusion and privacy to ensure you have the best experience possible. We designed our homes to have a modern cabin type looks with a stylish open concept interiors. Stargazing聽is also amazing here聽in the crystal clear night sky! You can also help yourself to some of the tastiest apples you will ever eat July-September right off our trees. You might even see wild turkeys or mule deer across the river, right off the deck! This is a perfect central location for people who are wanting to visit both parks and other places in Southern Utah! Enjoy a propane grill on the porch as well as a private fire pit on the lawn. 聽Powered by Solar energy. Large windows throughout for natural lighting during the day with a constant view of the mountains and fields from every window!We would love to have you stay with us and will do whatever is necessary to ensure that you have the best possible experience here at Apple Hollow!
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The best camping near Bryce Canyon National Park guide

Overview

About

Set in the southwestern corner of Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for its shale and sandstone rock formations, known as hoodoos or fairy chimneys, which dominate the landscape. Hiking and photography, unsurprisingly, are particularly popular activities, and the park offers a variety of trails that range from easy walks along the rim to more challenging backcountry hikes. The visitor center also offers a variety of educational programs, from ranger-led horseback rides to an interpretive film about the park鈥檚 geological history. You can even camp among the hoodoos, either at one of two campgrounds or at one of 10 backcountry campsites.

Notable campgrounds

  • Great for families: North Campground offers reservable sites (in the high season) and its own general store.
  • Great for hikers: Sunset Campground has both tent and RV sites just a five-minute walk from the Rim Trail.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Sunset Campground is open seasonally, from mid-April through the end of October. All sites are allocated on a first-come, first-served (FCFS) basis, except for the reservable group site.
  2. North Campground sites are reservable for the period between Memorial Day weekend and October 1. During the rest of the year, sites are allocated on an FCFS basis.
  3. Reservable campsites can be booked up to six months in advance on the National Park Service (NPS) website. Reservations open at 7am Pacific Time, and it鈥檚 wise to reserve right when they go live.
  4. If you're looking for a large RV park with amenities near the park, Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground聽is as close as it gets.

When to go

Bryce is at its busiest between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, when campsites are often at capacity and popular hiking circuits are at their most crowded. The weather this time of year is characterized by hot days and moderately cool evenings, excellent for camping. Visit in early to mid-May or mid to late September to catch the beginning (or tail end) of the warm season and avoid crowds.

Know before you go

  • You can pick up groceries and supplies in Panguitch, just under a 30-minute drive away.
  • Bryce trails can be sandy and rocky, so it's wise to wear hiking boots with ankle support.
  • Drink plenty of water. The park is dry and at a high elevation, and it's easy to get dehydrated quickly, without even realizing it.
  • The Bryce Canyon Visitor Center is wheelchair accessible, and accessible restrooms and parking are available. A half-mile section of the Rim Trail is wheelchair accessible, as are sites 223 and 224 at Sunset Campground.
  • RV travelers will love the space and proximity to the park provided by Ruby's Inn.

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