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South Campground (NPS Campground)

Zion National Park, Utah


Dalton Wash Rd
Zion National Park, Utah 84767
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 127
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.20501
Longitude: -112.98406

Elevation: 3980' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We were looking for a place to stay central to activities in Zion National Park. We're self contained and don't use the facilities. We stayed weekdays on May in our 25 foot MH. This CG is beautifully situated at the base of Zion Canyon surrounded by views of cliffs. It is very well maintained. The sites vary in size with a variety of orientations to allow privacy. Most have a mix of sun and shade and most are level. There are no hookups. There's a dump station and potable water near the entrance. There's no wifi. ATT and Verizon coverage is good. All sites at South CG are first come first serve. Cars begin to line up before 6am. The hosts are friendly and helpful assigning sites as they are vacated. The day we arrived, the first 35 cars got sites and the CG was full by 9am. There are alternative commercial and BLM campsites outside the south entrance to Zion. Watchman is the other CG in Zion NP and is reservation only. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
94
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

South CG is a short walk from the Zion bus route that provides access to all Zion Canyon points as well as the town of Springdale.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a fairly clean campground, though I found some trash at my site. There's traffic noise, but almost none at night. Sites are shady, non-level dirt. Each site has a picnic table. Generator hours: 8-10 AM and 6-8 PM. Roads are narrow asphalt in fair condition with a few large potholes, tight turns, some low branches, and many cracks in the pavement.

Verizon LTE works well. Terrestrial broadcast TV: CBS PBS. No VHF weather radio. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Very busy, so get their early...even in October. Nice sized sites, water at the dump station. Very close to visitors center and shuttle bus to all the hikes. Great location. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

The sites are large and most are shaded. The bathrooms in the 'B' loop have been newly renovated and are nice and clean. The river was nice and clear and the water cool and refreshing. By the end of July it can get a bit muddy when the thunderstorms bring in the red silt. The only real negative is the lack of showers. After several days of hiking in near 100 degree temperature a shower is almost a necessity. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

It is a nice place in an amazing location, but it is only $2 less than Watchman which is close by, but they get so much more - including modern bathrooms and electrical hookups. The real problem is that there are no reservations, but this place is very popular, so weirdness happens - coming in after 10am? well, you will need to find something else, and then show up at South first thing in the morning to get a spot. This makes for a cumbersome first day or two. The hosts do everything to help, though. If it were me, I would up the prices at Watchman and put the money into the infrastructure at South. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We loved it! The hosts were over the top helpful, the site were huge. With our Golden Pass (62+) we ended up paying $8 and what a value! Without the Golden Pass the park fee is required. There is a shuttle readily available to go through the canyon as you are not permitted to take personal motorized vehicles into the park. No showers available but that didn't bother us as we had our own. All-in-all a fabulous stop. Get there early in the day to get a site. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

This is a first come, first serve campsite right at the entrance to Zion NP. We initially wanted to stay at the sister site, Watchman, which has hookups, however we did not book early enough in advance and they were filled. South Campground however did not let us down, it was beautiful and just a short walk to the visitor center. Having everything we needed in our rig, dry camping was not an issue. Generators are allowed for 2 hours both morning and evenings, that makes for a quiet park. The dump station and clean water were easy to access, as were the restrooms, but no showers. The Park employees were both friendly and helpful. We wound up staying an extra day (3 days total) and were allowed to stay where we were parked, by just paying for and then adding a new space ticket ($9.00 using the senior pass). It does fill up fast, and as others have said: get here early as we saw many RV's in holding patterns looking for an empty spot. Some sites are sloped, so be sure to bring leveling blocks. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

What a great campground. We really enjoyed it. Beautiful scenery, people were respectful and the trees kept things cooler. On the negative, the first come first served access makes it difficult and frustrating to actually get a spot. The place fills by 9 AM quite often. We stayed at Watchman for one night (could only get one night) and moved to South early the next morning. At 9 AM, only 3 spots had not yet been reserved. But we got a nice pull-through and generous sized site. It was a bit of walk to the Visitor's center to catch the bus, but not too bad. So we actually like South better than Watchman. This campground has it's own dump station and water spigot just outside the campground. I imagine anyone, camping or not, could use them. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Really nice and shady park in the Zion National Park. Some sites very near the river. This is first come, first serve with no reservations. Park staff is excellent, knowledgeable and very helpful. We camped at South Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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