Zion National Park Watchman Campground
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Address: Zion National Park, SR 9, Springdale, Utah 84767
GPS: 37.196094, -112.987996
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Local Directions: From North city limits: Go 1/4 mi N on Hwy-9.

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-435-772-3256
Website: http://www.nps.gov/zion
Email: zion_park_information@nps.gov

All year
Check Out: Check out is by 11:00 a.m

95 RV Sites, 69 Tent Sites, 7 Group Sites, 95 Electric Only

Daily Rates: $16.00 - $20.00

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, Dump Station, No Showers, Vault Toilets

Biking, Hiking

All Ages, Pets Welcome
Watchman Campground is located ¼ mile from the South Entrance of Zion National Park, near the town of Springdale, an ideal location from which to base your stay in Zion.

The campground is a short walk from the park's main Visitor Center and the Zion Canyon Shuttle System. The canyon is only accessible by shuttle bus from approximately April to October each year.

Tent and electric campsites are available year-round and group campsites are available by reservation from March through early November. There are 162 regular sites, 2 handicapped accessible sites and 7 group sites.

Owners of an Interagency Senior or Access or a Golden Age or Access Pass receive a 50% discount on camping fees.
Total Sites95
RV Sites95
Tent Sites69
Group Sites7
Electric Only (95)
Rental Units
Sites Miscellaneous
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
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Dump Station  
No Showers  
Vault Toilets  
  Hours Description Fees
Bird Watching  
Horseback Riding  


Average Rating
4 star rating
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4 star rating
Beautiful campground
Ray Sp
July 10, 2013
Overall this campground is a lovely place. The location is good, provides a lot of marvelous views. Lots of trees and shrubbery. The grounds are clean. No hookups except for electric and 50amp. Would have been perfect if they had water and showers. The roads are narrow, though, and the sites are a bit uneven. Otherwise, it's really a beautiful campground.

We stayed here in a Class B Motorhome.
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4 star rating
Nice park
June 24, 2011
We had a nice gravel, level site. The site was electric only, but water wasn't too far away and the dumping station was right by the entrance. We liked the fact that we could take a short walk to the visitor's center and catch the shuttle. They honor the Senior Pass which made this the most reasonably priced stop on our whole trip.

We stayed here in a Class A Motorhome.
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Other Policies
Check In / Check Out
Check out is by 11:00 a.m.


Reservations for campsites at Watchman Campground for camping from March 5, 2011 through November 13, 2011 may be made six months prior to your arrival date online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.


Length of stay is limited to 14 days, parkwide, from April through October, and an additional 30 days remainder of the year.

There are 7 group campsites that are limited to one site per affiliated group at a time with a seven day per stay limit. The sites can accommodate from 9 to 40 campers.

The group campsites are tent only. No other types of camping equipment, including camper vans, pop-up campers, or cabover campers, are allowed in the group campsites. Cost is $3.00 per person, per night.

•Pets must be restrained at all times. Leashes must be no longer than six feet in length.

•Hiking with pets is allowed only on park roads and the Pa’rus Trail.

•Unattended pets making unreasonable noise are strictly prohibited.

•Pet owners are responsible for picking up and properly disposing of pet excrement.

Quiet Hours
Quiet Hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Use of generators is not permitted at any time.

Generators are not permitted, but 95 campsites have electrical hookups. Reserve an electric campsite if you need power.

There are no full-hookup campsites; a dump station is available for campers. There are 69 campsites that are for tents only.

2 Vehicles per site (including motorhomes and all types of trailers) or 4 motorcycles, not on vegetation.

No other types of camping equipment, including camper vans, pop-up campers, or cabover campers, are allowed in the tent only campsites.

All vehicles, including trailers, must be kept on designated parking areas, not on vegetation.
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