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Simply put, South Campground is going to set you up for a winning adventure at Zion! All sites are first-come, first-served but there’s a bunch of ‘em and you’re a few football fields away from the visitors center and shuttles. Along the Virgin River, with classic Zion views, RVs and tent pitchers alike will enjoy the Pa’rus Trail nearby, and you can walk to the town of Continue reading...
Simply put, South Campground is going to set you up for a winning adventure at Zion! All sites are first-come, first-served but there’s a bunch of ‘em and you’re a few football fields away from the visitors center and shuttles. Along the Virgin River, with classic Zion views, RVs and tent pitchers alike will enjoy the Pa’rus Trail nearby, and you can walk to the town of Springdale, just outside the park, for some of the best spaghetti squash and art galleries in all the west.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
127
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Desert
River, stream or creek
Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Boating
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
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Hipcamper Jenna
Jenna
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 15th, 2015

The South Campground can be a bit chaotic. Vehicles will drive around and around hoping to scope out someone leaving. During the middle of the week in March, all campsites were filled by roughly 8am. Get there early if you want a campsite.

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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 9th, 2015

I ran into the same issue with the campgrounds being full, but I found a campground just before the East entrance of the park that was pretty sufficient and not that crowded.

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 28th, 2016

Very packed in, but each site gives you plenty of space. Be cautious walking around because there are always cars moving looking for a campsite. Get their early during warm months, especially if you want a spot by the Virgin River

Hipcamper Jason
Jason
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 16th, 2016

This is the best campground in the main canyon for easy access to trails and the shuttle system. I prefer camping here as it's mostly tents and the sites have more cover.

Hipcamper Andy
Andy
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 22nd, 2017

Zion has become super popular and the South Campgrounds are the best way to go - it makes Zion so easy! We watched everyone else who was coming in for the day struggle finding parking. Not so when camping. The visitor center is close by with access to the shuttle that can get you anywhere you need to go in the park. The visitor center also has a grocery store and showers available. The campground has restrooms and clean water pumps. The cherry on top staying here - one evening as we were preparing dinner, half a dozen deer walked into our campsite, started grazing on grass, and then laid down in the grass. They hung out with us for several hours. It was amazing. According to the park ranger, this is common.

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Hipcamper Madison
Madison
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 8th, 2017

This campground was totally worth the hour an a half wait to get our spot. We stayed at the end of September and totally underestimated the amount of people who be in the park at this time. We would recommend getting in line before 8 am to secure a spot. (We stayed Friday - Saturday) The morning while new guests are coming in and old guests are leaving is a bit hectic but after about 2 pm things calmed down and it made for a really enjoyable stay. The campground was at capacity but did not feel over filled at all. The camp hosts did a great job managing the chaos.

Pros: Beautiful! Great access to the bus and very large sites.

Cons: Hard to get into.

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Hipcamper Kelsie
Kelsie
recommends this listing.
November 24th, 2017

We went in late January early February and, since most campgrounds are closed due to snow and ice you need to book a reservation well in advance. Bring plenty of firewood and a great camera for capturing the beautiful starscapes at night with the contrasting canyon walls. Most bathrooms are closed at this time too so be sure and go before you go to bed at night to prevent a late-night, cold walk to the restrooms. The scenery was amazing and we were by a partially frozen stream that would be babbling in the background.

Hipcamper Nicolas
Nicolas
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 4th, 2016

We got in at about 10am on a Monday morning in July, and there were plenty of spots open at the time. On the bad side, it was over 100 degrees that day and didn't go below 99 until at least 2am - we got to sleep only by being very tired.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 11th, 2017

Be ready for people and Mule deer! Pretty sweet campground. Not as nice as watchman though

Park
Zion National Park
State
Utah
Phone Number
435-772-3256
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.204° N, 112.984° W
$16/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 127 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)