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Great spot to relax

Mammoth Creek camping area

This place is absolutely beautiful! Tons of trails around to explore on, multiple places along the creek to check out and explore some more. And if fishing in a creek isn’t your thing Panguitch Lake is about 20 mins north and Duck Creek (which you probably came through) is about 20-30 mins back down the mountain. By far one of favorite places to go!

My favorite campground!

This place is seriously my favorite campground. A visit/stay during the wild flower season is something you’ll never forget. It is the perfect peaceful getaway and the cool weather is a nice escape from the Las Vegas heat that we live in. There are easy hiking trails that take you to different view points of the Breaks. This campground is tiny, but it has flushing toilets and free showers! They also provide chopped wood (for a small donation of $3) for campfires. There is so much to do and see in this area, you just need to venture out. Beware, cellular service is limited, we have AT&T and had no service in the campground. But being off grid is perfect for us. And beware the elevation. You may find yourself winded and maybe dizzy after a short walk to the bathroom. Even though it’s cooler and not always sunny, don’t forget your sunscreen!

First to Review
Well maintained and good amenities for car camping

Neat campground with shade, water (recreation and potable), and fun trails to hike and explore. Stayed two nights and was impressed by the host's attentiveness to the cleanliness of the campground and welcoming atmosphere. Campground is only minutes form a small lake and the small town of Pine Valley. Would camp there again!


The campground is just outside Zion National Park. It’s located in basically a small town with whatever you will need during your stay. The campground itself has lots of shade; some spots even next to a small river. Being able to cool off either in the river or the pool is clutch in the summer months. It’s definitely packed in here on the weekends with neighbors right next to you. People were friendly and staff was great! Bathrooms had A/C and were very clean; showers as well. Would definitely stay again in a tent; our spot J24!

Close to Zion

Operated by the Best Western ThunderBird at Mount Carmel. Only RVs. Full hookups with 50 and 30 amp. Great price. I think $39 with taxes. Along with the site, you also have access to the hotel amenities. The restaurant is know for its pies. River or creek runs behind the shaded sites. Rated 4 because there is no bath house.

Amazing experience

Beautiful campground in Zion. Within walking distance of the visitor center and shuttle into Zion canyon. The campsites are up against the river which is a great place to cool off.

Nice and out of traffic, great trail heads

Not too far out of the way, but far enough to not be heavily trafficked. Excellent trailheads nearby. Great trees for throwing up a hammock if you want

Very beautiful

Very cool canyon and river. Even though it may be hot outside it will always be cold in the shade.

Very bad experience at this campground

My wife and I stayed at the Hi-Road Zion RV campground outside Zion national park in our RV on the nights of 17,18 and 19. June 2019. On arrival at the campground on the 17th, we checked in with the front desk lady, drove to the assigned RV site and connected the RV to the hook-ups as usual. Immediately on connecting to the 50 Amp power, there was a sparking sound, a strong smell of electrical burning, and our microwave burnt out. My wife went to the office to ask if there was anything wrong with the power, and was told“Oh you shouldn’t be using the 50 Amp connection, didn’t anyone tell you(they didn’t)”. She was then told by the office that my e-mail confirmation of the reservation had included a statement that only 30 Amp was provided(the e-mail confirmation had no such statement). She later checked the Internet information, from where we had the link to Hi-Road, and it clearly stated 30 Amp and 50 Amp available. I checked the other RV sites on the campground and many had the 50 Amp connector taped off with duct tape. Ours did not. The owner of the campground, Erika McLaws, graciously accepted responsibility for the problem and agreed to replace the microwave. Following the burnout, the Hi-Road maintenance man put large notices on all the RV sites saying 30Amp only, and disclaiming the campground from any responsibility in the event of damage from the 50Amp connector. On leaving Hi-Road, we travelled to Page in Arizona, where we found that the forward air conditioner was also not working. The problem was investigated by RV Country in Flagstaff and they confirmed that the air conditioner had suffered the same damage as the microwave. We informed Erika. Both the microwave and the air conditioner were finally repaired in Yuma Arizona, and we submitted copies of the bills to Erika with a request for reimbursement. The response from Erika and her husband Todd was to deny responsibility and claim that the 50 Amp circuit could not have been to blame. Obviously we could not accept this. For two weeks, all attempts to contact Erika were unsuccessful. Calls to her personal phone forwarded to a voicemail which was always full and could accept no further messages. E mails were not answered. Messages left at the campsite were not answered. Finally, on 12. July we received another e-mail from Erika and her husband fully rejecting our claim for reimbursement. We must evidently take further action to achieve settlement. The campsite itself is in a good location, but can best be described as quite primitive, possibly at the start of improvement. The ladies at the front desk are very pleasant, but in the circumstances, I cannot recommend this site.

First to Review
Absolutely beautiful!

Gets cooler at night, great for the fire and sleeping. A nice break from the heat of the Valley. Has a gorgeous, peaceful stream running a very short walk from the sites. I spent most of my time walking through shaded woods along the stream and collecting water for boiling along with firewood. Can’t wait to go again!

Must stay

We loved this RV park. Very clean. Great sites. Nice pool, store and other areas to get out of Zion heat. Good location and lots of kids. Will stay here again for sure!

Incredibly intimate and incredible camping on high plateaus

Stars were INSANE from up here, and there's nearly a forest of juniper trees here. Just a small drive from Zion National Park. Worth the rocky drive out here, only if your 4WD and High Clearance car can handle it. Not many people up here compared to being in the park. Much more rugged and unmanicured. Not for the faint of heart. Incredible views of magnificent giant mountains in distance. Plenty of spots, keep searching for the right one. Be prepared, pack it in and pack it out. Plenty to explore out here but play it safe and bring plenty of water.

Review for dispersed camping

You can camp at the rv campground (I have not camped there)  there are also group site available that are not in the sand.   The rest of the camping is dispersed primitive camping.   You can bring your rv or a tent and find a spot near the water.   Keep in mind that you will be driving in sand and can easily get stuck. 

Sandhollow state park is next to sand mountain sand dunes which makes the lake very popular for off road vehicles and can get noisy and dusty from them.   

There is a store located at the lake that rents atvs, kayaks etc. 

Its 25.00 a night for primitive camping there is water and a dump station available.

Most amenities of any campground I've ever seen

We were just looking for a place to sleep, checked out the first camping outside of Zion east entrance and decided to check out the next closest one according to info from the Zion ranger. Info said 2 miles, but more like 7-8. Upon arrival my kids eyes lit up and we booked 3 mid week nights. Free, private hot showers. Dish was station. Free pool and hot tub, ball sports, playground and fitness trail. Pay for stuff like bungie trampoline and rock wall and put put. 2 camp stores recently equipped, even individual beers(4%). Our site was a little small, tent was to close to the fire ring to feel comfortable with a fire. We peaked at the glamping tents and were jealous, maybe next time. Great spot at $30 a night plus taxes etc.

Nice place to camp

This is our third year coming out here for a summer visit. They try to accommodate our last minute changes and we so appreciate that. It’s nice here and we have a pool, a restaurant, there’s even some cabins here if you don’t have a camper or tent. We love it here. I’m sure it will be our annual summer destination!

First to Review
A great place to be

This 10-site campground is off the beaten path and can be accessed from 2 routes. In the center of the campground is a large meadow with a small walking bridge. The camp is full of Aspen trees and when the wind blows, it’s quite the heavenly sound. It has one large group campsite that can accommodate up to 200 people, if memory serves. The per-night fee for a tent site is $17 and is first-come first-serve, and the group site fee depends on the party size, but I believe the minimum is $65 and is reservable.

It should qualify as a dark-sky place, as you can see millions of stars at night, and the Milky Way is quite clear. It is also fairly quiet at night, with occasional owl and cricket sounds.

The camp hosts are currently Mike and Cindy and the quiet hours are from 10 pm until 6 am. We found that to be a bit too early because the sun sets at 9 pm in the summer and dusk/twilight lasts a good deal longer than 9 pm.

When we arrive early enough, we head straight to site #10, as it is the one most secluded and feels the largest. There is also a one-person bathroom right next to it. It does not flush and there is no sink, but there is zero smell. There is also a water pump a few yards away. There was formerly a tree see-saw in front of this site, but it was broken when we last visited (7/5 through 7/7/19). Some of the other sites are quite lumpy, like sites 6-9, but if you have an air mattress they aren’t too noticeable. We did see a few skunks at night a few years ago but none this time. They are harmless and are looking for food in camp if some was left out. They do not see well, so they will walk close to you if you stand still. There are also deer to be seen in early morning and evening.

We have camped here 2 or 3 times and find it to be a favorite. We have not used the group campsite yet, but were informed they no longer carry insurance that covers horses, so they are no longer allowed in camp. There is also a small kids’ pond for fishing nearby at Wood(s) Ranch. Adults are allowed to fish as well, but are encouraged to yield to kids if needed. My son and I caught 6 small trout in less than 2 hours on nightcrawlers/worms and Power Bait eggs, fishing off the bottom from 8-10 am. It is also only about 10 miles from Navajo Lake.

I recommend a stay at Deer Haven campground to see if it has the same effect on you that it does my family. Enjoy!

Amazing! A must stay!

We loved this campsite! It is at the base of the canyon and surrounded by beautiful trees which provide nice shade during the day. The campsite is also within walking distance to the visitors center (which has free wifi if you need) and to the shuttle. The shuttle is by far the best way to explore this National Park. Take advantage of it!

The campsite itself was very clean. The bathrooms were also impressive! Very clean with toilet paper and soap provided. There is also a dishwashing station at each bathroom which is very convenient. You can walk into town or take the free shuttle to access some locations in town that provide showers for a fee (~$5-$7). Firewood can also be purchased in town.

First to Review
Flat, open great space for camping

This campground provides a great place for groups and a central location for a lot of awesome things in Southern Utah. Each campsite has a firepit and picnic table. Nearby you have the convenience of civilization (St. George), the fun of Quail Creek Reservoir State Park, the world-class beauty of Zion National Park, and more. Also, if you're like me, you'll appreciate the showers, toilets and porta-pottys. No trowel or packing out your used toilet paper required. Also, if you have the group/budget for it, there's a large enclosed pavilion with full kitchen.

Wonderful Spot

This was a really nice place to stay - very clean around the park and in the restrooms and laundry, the sites are fairly roomy with some shade, nice pool, friendly owner and hosts. We spent three very pleasant nights here. Kanab is about an hour from the Zion visitors center along the very scenic east entrance to the park. Kanab has a nice outfitters store, grocery stores, and adventure tour companies. There is also a small mountain bike trail that was beautiful.

Great Spot!

Perfect location for any size group. Very quiet and serene. Next to a river and close to navajo lake. Had some fire pits and a small bathroom. Awesome spot!

Duck Creek, June, 2019

We choose duck creek due to the proximity to Zion and Bryce Canyon and it was an hour or so from each. This was a nice quite spot, but at the end of June it was freezing! In the mornings it was around 37 degrees, I had to jump in the truck to warm up! No showers or cell service, the bathrooms had running water and were clean. We never found any showers or laundry in duck creek village as the site suggested and there was no one to ask. We found a nice RV park in hatch where we had showers for 5.00 each, laundry was also reasonable there. They had picnic tables and a fire pit which was nice.

Closed until aug 31 2019

Closed from April 8 - August 31 2019

Breathtaking Scenary

Good accommodations. Comfortable with great vistas. Restrooms and shower facilities very clean.

Picture Perfect

Spent two glorious days in the Park. Was able secure a camp spot and was very impressed with accommodations. Great recreational opportunities. Presented great photo opportunities.

The Best

A definite must. Very photogenic with great hiking and biking opertunities

La Verkin overlook

Need four wheel drive to get to the furthest campsite. Great 360 views.

A Solid KOA For a Family

We stayed at this KOA in our motor home over a Memorial day weekend in 2019.  We had 50A power, city water and sewer.  Power stayed on even during a windy down pour one night.   We arrived at about 9PM and a very friendly man guided us to our site pull-through site and helped us set up.  I appreciated the help.

A lady at the front desk told me that this campsite had become pretty beat up a few years ago and she and her husband were investing a lot of time to improve it.  Even if it is a work in progress, the campsite was well maintained.  Wide roads, gravel pull-through RV spots, picnic tables, grassy areas for kids and pets, a new playground, and a serviceable pool (clean but smallish - good for kids) and lots of bathrooms and showers (all private stalls).

There's a great-room down by the entrance (it has additional bathrooms btw) that is very spacious.  There are 8 or so dinging tables (with chairs) and an area with a TV and couch (I don't think it had a DVD/Blu-Ray player so bring your own).  Mini-golf was a fun activity for my kids one evening even though it was pretty worn.

This site is about 5 minutes from Quail lake and about 20 minutes from Sand Hollow.

Overall, great place to stay for 3 nights with kids.  We would stay again without hesitation.

Basic spot with fire pits

Unmarked sites next to a creek. The area is on the right side of the road.

Nice first come first serve spot

Nice area, about an hour from the main canyon.