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Watchman Campground

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Watchman Campground Highway 89, C Loop, Zion National Park, UT 84737
Watchman Campground
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Carmel, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I must admit that I am predominantly a backcountry backpacker. I only had a limited amount of time and thought that I would stay at a Zion NP "front country" campsite. When your in the backcountry, you don't care about bathing because you can't. In the "front country", you are hiking and riding buses with people who are staying in... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean restrooms, paved roads and super nice campgrounds. We stayed 2 nights and were super comfortable. I highly recommend. No showers or laundry but it is actually inside the park so you cannot be at a better location. The camp host does not sell firewood so bring your own! The gas stations in town sell firewood as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The sites area really well laid out. Most of the people around us were fairly quite but the sites are fairly close to each other. A little disappointed there was no showers in the park and had to pay $5 for on in the store just outside the gates to the park. Other then that it was a great campground... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We arrived to Zion late afternoon with no reservations and were almost laughed at by people but our lady luck continued here and we snaffled a cancelled site. Compared to South campground this place feels like organised luxury. It feels like a landscape gardener has designed it. The RV's are separated from the tent sites (which are better) giving it... More 

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Richland, Washington
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Its a reasonably good camp ground for camping inside zion national park. We camped at A14 site. I think it is an RV site but we just had two tents there and it is right besides the river. Only not so great thing was that across the river there were stores and hotels that are actually just outside the NP.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The campground accommodates a large number of people quite well. Plenty of available drinking water. reasonably well maintained bathrooms. Wildlife walks through and you'll see more if you're on the periphery (as I was). Stay away from the group camping area as it can be noisy--there was some obnoxious prep school there during my stay and their chaperones were clearly... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The bathrooms are clean, the camping areas are well kept, and the rangers are on top of noisy people. Depending on where you're located in the campground, the walking distance to the free shuttles isn't very far and the visitors center is right by the entrance! The river is also walking distance from the camp sites. Zion no longer sells... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great location, convenient to everything. You can drive in and out quickly to the town outside the park in order to eat, and you can easily walk to the shuttle site to get around inside the park. The bathrooms were clean and well-stocked. I was at a walk-in site, and in case you are nervous about the "walk-in" part -... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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34 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Zion park is the most fabulous of the national parks and camping in the park helps you become one with the fabulous scenery. there is only electric hookup or tent camping but it's worth it to be inside the park. very reasonably priced but you have to make reservations far in advance. the riverside spots are worth the extra couple... More 

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Victor, Idaho, United States
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15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stayed at Watchman campgound for 3 nights in a pop up camper. We had a site with electric hook up. When we were cold at night and in the early morning we were able to turn on the heat. It warms up by 10 am. I was very impressed with how clean and up to date the bathrooms were.... More 

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