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Zion Canyon Campground
Reviewed March 19, 2011

the campground was expensive for being cramped and noisy. the playground was ok. nothing special. too expensive for what was offered. very loud until after 10.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2011

During a two-month camping trip through the US, this was our least favorite campground. Extremely overpriced for the small campsites. The sites were dirty with trash everywhere. Even though we appreciated the availability of bathrooms, they were dirty and some toilets were non-functional. For the high price per night they could have at least put soap there. We don't recommend to stay there if you can avoid it.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Marregruenig
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

After researching a little about the town of Springdale, I found this one of 3 (that I know of) places to tent camp near Zion NP. Didn't choose the other place due to proximity to the park, and didn't camp in the park because I wanted a solid reservation booked. The NP was 1st come, 1st served at this time of year and this was too iffy for a first visit that would be 7-8 hours from home.

Needless to say, according to the previous reviews about staff, they were helpful, if not particularly warm. Wasn't a problem for my sister and I since we checked in and only required more interaction when buying more firewood. They didn't seem all too apologetic about charging $5 each for extra shower tokens when asked out of curiosity, but it turns out our shower didn't need them. Sweet! FYI, if you bring a bucket and fill it up with hot water from the faucets and take it too the shower stalls, this will suffice if necessary. We heard there are no showers available inside the park campground.

The view from this campground/ RV park/ budget hotel is ridiculous! We followed the advice of some other reviews and requested a river site and though during the weekdays we could see how this was possibly a bad spot next to that cement site, it made for an amazing first peak out of the tent in the morning: Red rock washed in the first rays of the sunlight, framed by green trees above and the flowing Virgin river beneath. Site itself was spacious, but bring a tent pad and a friendly smile since you will likely need to make friends with your close neighbors to the left a right. The fire pit was right next to our neighbors which made us reluctant to put out our fire for fear we'd send wet ash their way. Nothing like the rushing river sounds to lull you to sleep and gently wake you each day. One night though, the river got the better of us and had to make a trip to the stalls...this did however inspire an amazing 3AM slow shutter photo of the red rock with thousands of stars and trees just below. It rivals those of the daytime and the hikes inside Zion.

We will return to this campground and likely request a river site a little further away from the concrete spot if we come dring the weekdays just in case. Was a wonderful trip to a magnificent park in a quaint little town.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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2  Thank pukashelle
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Reviewed July 22, 2010

We set up our tent in a small campsite, closely bordered on all sides by other campsites. Employee came by and said we were actually taking up two campsites. Could not believe how small the sites were and how noisy the Campground was so didn't sleep well.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank sgwatson
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

very clean and organized and maintined. right at enfrance to park. camping was $30 considering location good value. pick sites caefully sun will kill you. j 21
was shade all day and near river. there is virgin river you can wade in to cool off.

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3  Thank dman58
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Reviewed July 8, 2010

I was nervous after reading some of the reviews prior to our stay...We had decided that when we arrived and the campground wasn't to our liking we would pack up and move to another location...Must admitted we were in agreement with the reviews on the rude staff but everything else was great. We had a end spot across from the river and views of the mountains couldn't ask for anything better. I would caution folks and not camp in the spots near the business next door since they get started mixing cement pretty early...We are planning on going back in late September and we want to stay at this campground again...

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

My husband and I camped here one night and we got a tent site by the Virgin River. The sound of the rushing water was soothing and canceled out other noises if there were any. It was a decent price for a tent site and the location is great. We walked to the shuttle stop to get into Zion NP so that was convenient. Also nice that it's so close to the restaurants and shops. We didn't have any problems with the bathrooms.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank khim911
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Additional Information about Zion Canyon Campground

Address: 479 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767
Location: United States > Utah > Springdale
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Springdale
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A private campground offering riversites, full hookups and showers. ... more   less 
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