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There is much beautiful and great camping ground near Zion National Park. It is the best option for new visitors or if all park campgrounds are full. If you love to do some additional activities like laundry, wifi internet, a cool swimming pool on a hot summer day or a hot shower then you can choose Zion National Park. There are many paid and free campgrounds outside Zion National Park, Paid camping are privately owned but free camping on public land. Most of the best campgrounds near south and west of the park between Hurricane and Springdale. Multiple camping is available east of Zion National Park.

Top 7 Spots for Camping Near Zion National Park

  • Zion Canyon Campground and RV Resort
  • Zion River Resort                 
  • Quail Creek State Park                                 
  • Hi-Road Campground                                   
  • Zion Crest Campground and RV Park          
  • Smithsonian Butte Camping             
  • North Creek Campground              

Camping South of Zion National Park

Zion Canyon Campground and RV Resort

Zion Canyon Campground and RV Resort is a private campground to Zion Canyon. It is approx 10 min walk from Zion National Park. It is located on the bank of river Virgin, Virgin rivers the best for a campsite. Zion National Park gives hot showers, flush toilets, dishwashing stations with light warm waters, wifi, a laundry room, and a swimming pool. 

A huge tower of rock filled with natural hanging gardens and bighorn sheep face off in the valleys like out of Nat geo.during rainfall it changes its color from aquamarine to milky silt.

Open: Year-round

Cost: $44 per tent campsite, per night

Elevation: 3,870 feet (1,180 meters)

Zion River Resort

Zion River Resort has located approx a 20-minute drive in the town of the virgin from Zion’s South Entrance. Zion River Resort a mix of RVs and tent campers. Near Virgin River tent sites are located and each visitor has its own picnic table and a fire ring. Between March to October its offers for all campsite$7 off per person on the round trip to Zion National Park. Zion natural River is a great choice if you make a plan for exploring Zion’s Kolob Terrace section.

Open: Year-round

Cost: $45 per tent campsite, per night

Elevation: 3,500 feet (1,070 meters

Quail Creek State Park

Quail Creek State Park Campground is located near the town of Hurricane. And it is situated between Quail Creek Reservoir and Interstate 15. In Quail Creek State Park there are many campsites but 24 campsites are best each visitor with a fire ring and a picnic table.

Open: Year-round

Cost: $25 per night

Elevation: 3,000 feet (900 meters)

Camping East of Zion National Park

Hi-Road Campground

Hi-Road Campground located just outside from East Zion Entrance Station, If you want to see East Zion HI Road Campground is a terrific option. Hi-Road Campground provides both option Tentcampers Or RVs.The temperature of the East campground is cooler than the south campground in Zion National Park. Hi-Road Campground is located Approx 6000 feet in altitude. It is best in the summer season it offers top 100 F.

Open: Year-round

Cost: $40 per tent campsite, per night

Elevation: 5,840 feet (1,780 meters)

Zion Crest Campground and RV Park

Zion Crest Campground and RV Park are located 8 miles from Zion’s East Entrance. For best hiking, Cable Mountain, Deertrap Mountain, and East Rim Trail it is famous campsites. You can go with your transport by travel for a short drive. It is 600 feet high than Hi-Road campground, temperatures are also cooler at Zion Crest Campground, which are wonderful in summer. 

Amenities gives a hot shower, laundry, wifi, swimming pool, hot tub, and a game room also provide the best restaurant and bar. 

Open: Year-round

Cost: $30 for two people, $12 each additional person, per night.

Elevation: 6,600 feet (2,000 meters)

Free Public Campground

Smithsonian Butte Camping

Smithsonian Butte provides free camping near Zion National Park. This is the best camping place located near the Bureau of Land Management. You can go within 25 minutes from Zion’s South Entrance, It offers classic Utah scenery in many different ways. 

Camping is banned within 0.804672 km from Butte roads. There are no toilets, water, etc facility available because this is an uncultivated backcountry camping.

Open: Year-round

Cost: Free

Elevation: 4,300 feet (1,280 meters)

North Creek Campground

North Creek Campground is famous for free campgrounds near Zion because of its location near North Creek. Distance between North Creek to Zion’s South is approx 24.1402  km it takes 25 minutes roughly drive.

Open: Year-round

Cost: Free

Elevation: 3,600 feet (1,100 meters)


Camping near Zion National Park is the best option for those who are interested in camping. It gives all the natural thing to see as a mountain, rivers, beaches and many more. You can do many additional activities here. If you are planning for  Camping near Zion National Park then you must read a complete blog this will really help you to find the best places and do multiple activities. And you can easily select your dream place and visit.

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