If you like to gamble and never lose, then place your bets on Watchman Campground. There are sites to for RVers, walk-in lovers, and first-come, first-served last-minute planners (you know who you are).

You'll get some serious face time with the monoliths at Zion here. You know that means insane sunsets and wildlife making your trip feel like a fairytale, right? And though showers aren't available, granite and tile restrooms aren't exactly roughing it. Shuttles to take you to your daily Zion adventure (Angels Landing is a must).

You can also walk to Springdale to grab a brew and peruse antique shops filled with Native American Antiques. You've got a full hand at Watchman. Don't hesitate, just go all in!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
179 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Watchman Campground.

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle N.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2021

Selling an RV campsite for Watchman site for TOMORROW! Inside the campground -- very rare! Text 847-989-3195 ASAP!

Hipcamper Corey
Corey O.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2021

In the morning and evening, the mule deers hang out in the grass surrounding the campground. They don’t fear the people or the noisy RV groups. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained. The campground is walking distance to the pedestrian entrance of Zion and Springdale. Zion Brewing is literally right there. The Visitor Center is a tad bit further where you can pick up the shuttle on the weekends to the hikes along the Zion Scenic Drive. Make sure to get your ticket ahead of time or jump on the app at exactly 5PM MT to get your $1 shuttle ticket. They DO turn away people trying to get on the shuttle without a ticket. Decent Sprint LTE cell signal here.

Hipcamper Ian
Ian M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 14th, 2019

Watchman was gorgeous and quiet despite plenty of campers around us. A doe and her babies nibbled on grass right next to our sight as we relaxed by the fire. And of course you're in Zion which is gorgeous.

Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie P.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2019

Came in with no reservations and was able to share a group site with other random people!

Hipcamper Cindy
Cindy M.
recommends this listing.
January 14th, 2019

Very little shade

Hipcamper Brenda
Brenda B.
recommends this listing.
January 6th, 2019

Beware of areas that can flood when you are tent camping.

Hipcamper Van
Van N.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2018

Very well maintained. Although a bit crowded.

Hipcamper Kathy
Kathy T.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2018

Wear srurdy hiking boots.

Hipcamper L
L B.
recommends this listing.
October 21st, 2018

Walking distance to visitor center, restaurant, entrance to Zion

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