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Zion Canyon Campground
Reviewed May 1, 2009

We stayed for three nights at the Zion Canyon RV Park in Springdale. The RV park itself was a little crowded, but very clean. The bathrooms were not so clean, but we mostly just used our RV. The location is perfect, there is a shuttle pick up to the park right at the entrance of the RV Park.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2009

The staff were really nice as we paid for our site and drove in., there was no grill and no fire-ring at the allocated site so we asked for a different one...there were plenty of open sites, they blew up and were really rude but there was nowhere else to go so we just forgot it.
The tokens for the shower didn't work, extra tokens were $5 for 6 minutes....are you kidding? $50 per hour for hot water? they say they are trying to be green and save water...I bet the folks staying in the hotel rooms don't have to pay extra for longer showers, or for watching tv all night, or leaving room lights on, or for cranking up the AC.
The showers/toilets were filthy, there was one urinal, two cubicles with graffiti. dirt and toilet paper everywhere and no soap....how can you not have soap in a toilet block? Trying to be green I suppose. It's just disgusting. I'm tempted to open a campground in the town and put them out of business.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2008

Zion Campground at the Quality Inn is the ONLY private campground in Springdale with full hookups. It is close to the park. The only other place to take your RV would be inside the park itself, but there are no hook ups there. We went there for Memorial Day weekend 2008.
The place is beautiful with the Zion cliffs in the background. This is where the beauty of this RV resort ends.
The staff there is extremely rude and treat you like you are a second class guest. Don’t bother complaining about anything, they don’t care since the park stays full because they are the only game in town. We parked our RV on space A17. Little did we know that we parked next to a permanently parked 5th wheel RV in space A18 that belongs to Linda, who works reservations for the resort.
The problem started when our small (6 lb) terrier dog barked at her through the window while she was in her front “yard”. The dog was home alone and we were out to dinner while the barking “problem” was going on. When we returned, she yelled at us in front of all the other campers and told us that we would be evicted if we could not control our dog. She also accused us of breaking her plants (which were actually extending into our own RV space) with the RV slide out. The slide out, even though it was still on our side of our own RV space, barely touched her plants that were over extended from her RV space. We apologized to her for “touching” her plants and also told her that the dog could not have barked that loud since it is small, he can barely be heard from inside the RV. When we questioned her version of the problem, she blew up. This upset her more, and she told us that she would immediately speak to the owner concerning our eviction. Again, she did this in a LOUD voice so all the neighbors could hear how “in control” she was of the situation.
Instead of waiting for the owner to be notified of the problem, we went to the owner. His name is Stu. Stu said that he could not be bothered with trivial problems like ours, and told his manager, Brook to handle it. He also refused to speak to us in private and told us we could only speak to him in the lobby. Of course, all the employees and guests heard the conversation. We insisted that he handle it, and it actually upset him. He said that he would speak to Linda even though he has a manager that handles these type of problems, but that there is not much he can do because Linda is one of his “senior” employees and knows the business very well.
We would have moved at that point, but it was a holiday weekend, and everything was full. My recommendation is to stay in Zion Park as your first choice unless you don’t mind being treated like a third class citizen by all the employees, managers, and owner at this resort.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2008

We stayed in the campground behind the hotel. We were a group of 29 people and we were packed into four tiny sites. Another big problem was that the road by our site did not have an outlet so you had to back out. Because we were traveling with 19 people's camping gear we had a trailer. You can't imagine how difficult it was to maneuver that in such a tight space. When I made the reservation several months earlier, I made it clear we were a group and was surprised at the terrible location we were given. I was immediately sick when I saw where my group had to stay. We just kept saying we were glad we were only going to be there two days and then we could get out of there. There were two shower/restroom buildings. The one in the RV section was very clean. The one in the tent section was filthy with mud everywhere. I kept thinking they just hadn't been cleaned yet but it never got any better. You get one shower token a day free but if you want another (it is very hot there) it costs $5 and the showers only last 5 minutes. I've paid a lot for showers but this was by far the most expensive and by far the shortest showers I have ever experienced and we have been to a LOT of places. Another problem is that they don't keep anyone on duty at night. We got in late from hiking in the park and wanted our shower tokens but they were closed. Even the cheapest of hotels keeps someone on duty through the night! There is a pool and that was the reason we stayed there instead of the national park campgrounds but it was very small. After seeing the national park campgrounds, we were very sad we had not stayed there instead. Their website said there was very little shade but there was far more than we had in the Quality Inn campground. I would never recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in the campground. The one pro is that a shuttle stop is right by the hotel which was very handy.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed October 22, 2007

My husband and I stayed a week at this campground and loved it. It is located right outside the southern Zion entrance and so is surrounded by the same red rock cliffs found in Zion. A free shuttle picks you up right at the RV entrance and takes you to the Zion Visitor Center or to numerous stops in the town of Springdale. Another free shuttle then takes you through Zion National Park. The entrance fee to the National Park is good for one week, so we took advantage of all there is to do there. The other campers were friendly and quiet and dogs were not a problem (we have a poodle). The restrooms and showers are large and I never had to wait to use them, even on the weekend when they were full. They are a bit dated and some fire damage could be seen, but were in general fairly clean. The water pressure did drop when someone flushed the toilet, but this only happened to me once during the week. The only drawback to this campground is that you can only make reservations on the internet, so if you don't have access to a computer, it's "first come, first served."

Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed October 10, 2007

The showers and bathrooms were terribly dirty and there was no space in between campsites.

Stayed: October 2006
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Reviewed September 29, 2007

I was a visitor from New Zealand and stayed at the campsite 16 & 17 Sept 2007 - I was appalled at the state of the filthy toilets and washroom facilities, the base of the taps were black with built up muck - the toilets were dirty and the toilet doors were absolutely filthy, upon leaving this camp one of our party was very sick with vomiting and diarrhoea - none of us were surprised - luckily no-one else went down with this due to our very stringent hygeine practices. I feel that the position of the site and lack of competition has led to disgusting filthy state of the facilities.
We travelled through many National Parks in California and beyond and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful country except for this - you have let your country down badly!

Gail Filmer
gailfilmer@xtra.co.nz

Stayed: September 2007
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Address: 479 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767
Location: United States > Utah > Springdale
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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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