Had an awesome time camping out at the bottom of Horseshoe Bend! It was somewhat weird having people always taking pictures and looking down at the camp a couple hundred feet up, but they were so far away that we got used to it. Lots of different dispersed sites and open spaces for larger groups!
Talked to the ranger at North Campground (which was full by 4 pm) and she said they closed Sunset a week or so ago due to cold temps and no campers. Now the weather is perfect but they are not re-opening Sunset, despite loads of campers here today.
We stayed at Lone Rock Campground right by Lake Powell and Page. This campsite was on the sand by the lake and it was a great spot. In some areas the sand I deep so it is easy to get stuck if you aren't prepared with a 4-wheel drive vehicle or recovery boards. The van we took did get stuck, but we were able to get out easily with shovels and some pushing/recovery board use. It is a large open area so there can be large winds and but it was a great spot.
We stayed here during our fall trip to Utah this year. We find the state parks offer more services and don’t tend to have the large crowds like the National Parks, especially in Utah. This park is next to a nice reservoir that provides boating and fishing options for campers. The camp itself is just off the main highway and can be accessed by both large trailers and RVs. This park has a wonderful view to the west over the lake with hillside to the east. The park staff were really customer friendly. Our site had some privacy even during the busy fall period. They have all the facilities you need including showers, water, power, and a dump station. While this may note have the natural beauty of the nearby parks, it’s situated between Zion and Arches National Park and makes for a nice stop over. The hikes in the park are terrific and you can see a number of examples of petrified wood and other interesting geological rock areas.
This place is perfect if you have jet skis and off road vehicles and want to camp right on the beach for a few nights. Great access to the lake. It’s not too far from Page and there’s a gas station with supplies fairly close. It’s a great party spot, there’s plenty of room for big groups. If you’re looking for seclusion this is not for you. If you’re getting in late it’s great because you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a spot.
We had a tentsite at Bryce View Campground in Kodachrome Basin State Park and it was wonderful! The sites are set spaciously apart. We had a tent but all of those sites had a drive through option. Picnic tables and toilet facilities close by. Many sites had lovely views and there were trees at every site to provide shade and privacy. Outside of Bryce National Park but within 20 minutes of the park. Great campground!
Kodachrome State Park has two main campgrounds which include Basin and Bryce View. Bryce View is located closer to the main entrance just after the visitors center. While Basin campground caters to tent camper and smaller trailers and vans with paved roads and pull ins, Bryce View has electrical and water hookups with gravel roads and can accommodate larger campers and RVs. We did not rate this as high due to the dusty roads and lack of facilities compared to the Basin Campground. Bryce View is however closer the better hikes and provides a quieter more private setting. The also have Arches Group site for those looking to host a larger numbers.
Kodachrome Basin was a very nice surprise for our grand camping tour of Utah this Fall. This place is truly a Kodak moment. The rock structures throughout the park are incredible. The campground is about 10 minutes drive to Cannonville the nearest town and about 30 minutes from Tropic Utah. Tropic has a nice coffee shop with free WiFi, a grocery store, cafe, and a new large gas station. The State Park has just about everything you need they have a 24 hour laundry, dump station, water, and wash stations. The bathrooms and showers are the best we have ever seen at a campsite and look like something out of a modern show home. The staff are very friendly and helpful and each site is meticulously cleaned. Each campsite had a fire ring and a picnic table. We stayed in site 12 which had privacy and plenty of space. They have some great hiking paths as well as horse trails. This park sets the standard for State Parks and was the hidden gem from our trip.
Sunset is one of two campgrounds in Bryce Canyon National Park in Southwest Utah. Bryce is a beautiful canyon and a must see if you are touring southern Utah. The canyon top drive extends over twenty miles with numerous lookouts points. The campgrounds are close to the main entrance and provide a great option for all levels of campers. The sites are occupied by primarily tent campers as well as smaller trailers and vans. The campground is in a nice wooded ponderosa pine area within walking and biking distance of the canyon. The campground roads were recently repaved and the sites were well maintained. Each site had a fire ring and picnic table as well as close access to fresh drinking water. The campground is a great launching point for riding bikes and going on hikes throughout the park. Bryce does not get the same number of visitors as Zion but you will need to make a reservation during the peak season to secure a campsite. We visited in October and the campground was full and had been for the previous two weeks. The temps got down to the low 20s at night in October. So you will need to pack a warm sleeping bag and winter ready gear. While we preferred Zion and Arches Park, Bryce is with the visit.
Good dispersed camping close to main road and access to awesome hiking.
We arrived on 15th Sept and the campsite had been closed the day before. It was still useable but the flush toilets were closed and water had been turned off. Still one pit toilet open. Very nice otherwise - deer wandering round and good space between sites. Usually $8 per night when it’s open with self service envelope to pay fees.
Despite it being ‘closed’ it was still fairly busy (10 sites taken) and pit toilet very clean.
Very convenient with several sites pverlooking Lake Powell. Beach within walking and good wifi.
All the reviews are spot on, so I won’t bore you with my details. However, the bugs were relentless. On one occasion, a horsefly bit through my husbands shirt, so be sure to pull out of the bug repellent hacks you can find!
We visited mid-June of 2017…that’s when the massive Brian Head fire happened. We got some ashes at the campsite, but were still able to enjoy the visit.
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My boyfriend and I ended up camping at Kodachrome after failing to find a campsite at Bryce. A kind ranger suggested we try Kodachrome, describing it as "gorgeous" and feeling confident that the place would be isolated enough that we'd find an available site there.
He was right! The views were as breathtaking as Bryce itself, minus the crowds! Each campground seemed spacious and private, having some sort of "barrier" between the next, whether brush, or trees.
Each site had clean aluminum-type tables and firepits that looked barely used…but my absolute favorite part were the bathrooms/showers. OMG, are those the cleanest and most beautiful bathrooms I've ever seen at a campground. I felt like I was in a spa, and because the campground was so isolated, I felt no rush from other campers (of course i remained mindful of water waste).
I also like the designated dishwashing area, which many campgrounds lack. Best part was waking up to so many hummingbirds chirping around our tent.
Been to this campground 3 times. The spots near the eastern part of the campground are really close together. In the past we snagged a spot in the grass under a Cottonwood tree and that was great. This most recent time we got site 04 which is very convenient and sunny. Not suitable for large tents- the designated space is TINY and boxed in. My extended family was offered a temporary spot right next to the lake.. and the road. They still enjoyed their stay. The Reservoir is amazing- in the past there have been vendors to rent canoes and rafts from but we went on Memorial Day this year and they weren't around yet.
In late June the Cottonwood trees release their floating fluffy seed. If you are allergic this will be a problem but for me it was absolutely magical. There are stores nearby and the entry station has a small store that sells stickers and maps but not food. Stores in this area close early and on Sunday, come prepared.
The bathrooms are clean and the staff is friendly and informative. It can get VERY cold in early season May- we left early due to a major snow storm on Memorial Day so it's a good idea to check the local forecasts. There is also a fantastic hiking trail onsite which is great for the younger kids.
We had a great full service spot at camp ground. Stayed 4 days which gave us enough time to explore the area. Great photo opportunities with much to visit. Some very good in town restaurant 15 minutes away. Beautiful skies at night to watch the stars (we saw many shooting stars). Beach area near camp ground was also enjoyable, hot days cool water.
Easily the closest campground to Bryce. The “Ruby’s Empire” has the market cornered here, and all essential services are readily available.
Despite the nonstop traffic in the campground office, the staff was always pleasant and helpful. Amenities were good, not great. Our site was odd in that it abutted another site on an angle that our RV and our neighbor’s practically touching.
It’s crowded, noisy (quiet hour was respected by all), tight and pricey, but friendly and clean enough - and definitely close to Bryce.
This is a nice little Gem. It has tent spots for $20 a night, RV hook ups and nice little cabins for $45 or a deluxe cabin for $65 a night. There is a store on site and it is still close to town. Picnic tables, and fire pits at each spot and lots of shade. This is a really nice camping spot. Close to Capitol Reef or the Boulder mountain and also lots of great jeep trails up Sand creek road. This is God's country.
This is one of my favorite campground in the entire country. Whoever designs and maintains it really understands what campers want all in a setting that lets you have classic Utah views while camping.
We were in the basin campground. The campsites themselves range in size and ours (#23) was roomy but in a part of the camp loop where we were surrounded a bit by the road. There is good spacing between sites and some low trees for shade and a visual break. If you have big tents, you'll definitely want to scout out the best site. Some of the outside ones had a short walk-in (30 feet) but almost looked like camping out in the desert. No-see-ums in July were bad around breakfast and dinner time but went away the rest of the day. Off-season, we didn't see any. Temperatures went into the 40s in July which made for very nice sleeping after the heat of the day.
The showers are maybe the most notable difference- neutral woods and rainforest heads create and almost spa-like setting. Considering how many Utah campgrounds have no showers at all, this is a great break if you're on along trip in the area. Outside the bathrooms is a nice dishwashing sink.
The campground is set in a basin, surrounding about 270 degrees by low Utah mountains. There are a few interesting hikes right in the park and also lots of low clambering on the rocks for kids. It is remote enough to have great night skies with clear milky-way views. We used this as base camp for Bryce, which is about 40 minutes drive away.
We stopped at Single Tree Campground on our way to Capitol Reef from Bryce Canyon and it was a fantastic stay. We stayed at site 16 and our closest neighbor was probably 100ft away. Very quiet and spacious; the grounds had flushable toilets which were very clean as well as drinking water spigots and trash dumpster. The price was right at $12 for tenting, $6 for a bundle of wood. It’s a cash only but the campground host, where you pay, was able to break a $20; so exact dollars wasn’t needed. Didn’t see full RV power and water hook ups but many people had their own generators. Our stay was during the first week of August and campground wasn’t even half full. With only a handle full of sites that can be reserved, the majority of the people just drove up and easily found a spot like we did. Would definitely stay here again!
There are a few campsites along this road. The road is dirt and that area doesn't get a lot of rain so things are often dusty. Also, the road is the main access to a few areas on the national forest so traffic is a little high at times for a dirt road but not bad.