This campground is super busy in the fall. We arrived at approx 3 pm and there were only 3 sites available. Within the next 20 minutes, the entire campground was full. The next day, as people left, people filled the spots. The sites are really small and close together. There are fire rings at every site, but grills at about half of them. Our site didn't have a grill, but we managed ok. The awesome thing about this campground is that there are electric hookups at every site, which was very convenient for charging the phone, iPad and charge box! Wifi is available for a small fee which was awesome also! The bathrooms were very clean and heated, and even had a free shower!
The nature hike to the slit canyons was super short and the kids loved exploring the caves!
Nice spot to relax no close highways. Nice hike around camp.
Very clean well stocked REAL bathrooms with flushing toilets, sink and Mirror. Shower available. (I didnt use it, but heard from someone in our group that it was coin operated, and he was very pleased with length of shower and temperature). Campsite had a fire pit, trash cans, and covered table with lights that come on at night. Campground is in walking distance to all of the amazing sites and things to explore. The rangers were very nice, informative and helpful. They spent quality time with our group givjng us ideas on what to see and do to get the most bang for our time there.
We stopped here on a road trip last year. We were just passing through and saw a sign for a campground and decided to camp for the night. The campground is a little oasis in the desert, with just a few sites situated among small trees and scrubby plants. The night we stayed - on a weekday in July, there were just three other campsites being used.
What we noticed right away, before we even started exploring the park, was that the wildlife was super tame. The jackrabbits and lizards came right into our campsite to check us out, and there were birds singing everywhere - not what we expected from a desert landscape. We hiked the short trail over to the cathedral area. The sun was setting and we were greeted by a family of desert foxes. We didn't get to close to them, but they were super curious about us and wanted to investigate. The babies were running in and out of the labyrinth of rock pillars and caverns. It was the cutest thing ever. We didn't stay long because we didn't want to disturb them.
The next morning we hiked the main trail to an overlook, which was really awesome. We left before the sun got too hot. I'm not sure this park would be a great destination for a vacation, because you can pretty much see all there is to see in a few hours, but it is a beautiful clean campground for an overnight, and I will definitely stop by again if I'm in the area. Also, I hear the star gazing is amazing here. It was cloudy night we arrived.
I don't understand how this isn't more popular. The geography here is unlike any I've seen anywhere else and my girlfriend and I were essentially the only people out there, with the exception of two other couples utilizing campers. Well, in addition to the ranger who informed us the temperaturewould drop into the high teens, being that we ventured here back in March. There was wood offered to campers, based on an honor system where you paid for the amount one needed. The ranger we spoke with was extremely nice and informative. The best part was the bathrooms which were impeccably spotless. Avoid the crowds that National parks get and enjoy this gorgeous campsite/hiking area!
This was a nice campsite. The sites are arranged in a circle and there are clean restrooms available. They were just a short walk from our campsite. They campground is first come/first serve and you will have to fill out a form upon arrival that goes on he dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of your stay. The park rangers did come around and check all license plate tags/registration forms. The hiking around cathedral Gorge is fairly easy, and the scenery is beautiful. We heard a pack of coyotes pretty close to the campground throughout the night, but they didn't disturb anyone. They also sell firewood in bundles at the campground. It's kind of the honor system, and make sure you bring cash for payments.