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Places to Camp near Bryce Canyon National Park

Southern Utah is home to some of the best national parks in the US, and Bryce Canyon is no exception. Though sharing a state with parks like Zion and Arches, the relatively small Bryce Canyon holds its own. The park draws more than two million visitors per year to its camping and hiking opportunities.

While it has only a few campgrounds, they operate a large number of campsites between them. Sunset Campgrounds works on a reservation system for its entire season, while North Campground is open year-round, with reservations required from late May to the beginning of October. If you can’t get a spot, the best camping near Bryce Canyon is available just outside the park’s boundaries. Bryce Canyon City, UT, is just north of the park if you want something established. Boondockers will appreciate the vast quantities of BLM land.

Best Camping Sites Near Bryce Canyon National Park, UT (239)

    Camper-submitted photo from North Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park

    1.

    North Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park

    74 Reviews
    244 Photos
    810 Saves
    Tropic, Utah

    Overview

    North Campground is located in the beautiful and unique Bryce Canyon National Park. Known for its colorful rock spires and grand vistas that sweep out over the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau, Bryce Canyon is the ultimate camping destination. Located at an approximate elevation of 8,000 feet, the campground is centrally located within walking distance of the park's Visitor Center. Famed Sunrise and Sunset Points are located nearby, at the heart of the magnificent geologic wonder of Bryce Amphitheater, where hiking and photography opportunities are plentiful.

    Recreation

    Bryce Canyon offers several day-hiking trails, many of which are inter-connected. Single trails range from easy to strenuous, and from less than a mile in length up to 11 miles. The most popular hikes are combinations of two or three trails. Bryce Amphitheater has spectacular rock formations and sweeping views, providing excellent photography opportunities. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle, which runs from May to September, makes several stops throughout the park, giving visitors easy access to its most popular trailheads and viewpoints. Astronomers love visiting Bryce Canyon, where 7500 stars are visible on a moonless night. An annual Astronomy Festival is held in June, and astronomy and stargazing programs are offered on more than 100 nights throughout the year. Guided full moon hikes are also a fun way to experience the park at night.

    Facilities

    Bryce Canyon offers several day-hiking trails, many of which are inter-connected. Single trails range from easy to strenuous, and from less than a mile in length up to 11 miles. The most popular hikes are combinations of two or three trails. Bryce Amphitheater has spectacular rock formations and sweeping views, providing excellent photography opportunities. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle, which runs from May to September, makes several stops throughout the park, giving visitors easy access to its most popular trailheads and viewpoints. Astronomers love visiting Bryce Canyon, where 7500 stars are visible on a moonless night. An annual Astronomy Festival is held in June, and astronomy and stargazing programs are offered on more than 100 nights throughout the year. Guided full moon hikes are also a fun way to experience the park at night.

    Natural Features

    A ponderosa pine forest towers over North Campground offering equal parts sun and shade. The site is situated in a gently rolling landscape dotted with shrubs and summer wildflowers.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Colorado Plateau contains a multitude of awe-inspiring landscapes and Bryce Canyon lies very close to many of them, including Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Panguitch Lake, Boulder Mountain, Calf Creek Recreation Area, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Driving along Scenic Byway 12 is also a must-do for its red rock canyons and jaw-dropping views.

    Charges & Cancellations

    A customer who does not arrive at the campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date may be canceled, assessed a $20 no-show fee and forfeit the night's fees for a campsite.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tom Best Spring Road FR117 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Tom Best Spring Road FR117 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Tom Best Spring Road FR117 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Tom Best Spring Road FR117 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Tom Best Spring Road FR117 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Tom Best Spring Road FR117 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground

    3.

    Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground

    65 Reviews
    130 Photos
    603 Saves
    Fern Ridge Lake, Utah

    Open the end of March through October 30th! Check website for exact dates.

    We have 5 Cabins, 10 Tipis, 35 Reservable Tent Sites, 11 Group Sites, 11 Electric & Water Only Sites and 145 Full Hook-Up RV Sites ranging in size.

    The website has current rates based on your dates and people.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park

    4.

    Sunset Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park

    49 Reviews
    165 Photos
    377 Saves
    Tropic, Utah

    Overview

    __Sunset Campground is located in beautiful and unique Bryce Canyon National Park. Known for its colorful rock spires and grand vistas that sweep out over the High Plateaus region of the Colorado Plateau, Bryce Canyon is the ultimate camping destination. Situated at an elevation of about 8,000 feet, the campground is located 1.5 miles from the park's Visitor Center. Famed Sunrise and Sunset Points are nearby at the heart of the magnificent geologic wonder of Bryce Amphitheater, where hiking and photography opportunities are plentiful.

    Recreation

    Bryce Canyon offers several day-hiking trails, many of which are inter-connected. Single trails range from easy to strenuous, and from less than a mile in length up to 11 miles. The most popular hikes are combinations of two or three trails. Bryce Amphitheater has spectacular rock formations and sweeping views, providing excellent photography opportunities. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle, which runs from May to September, makes several stops throughout the park, giving visitors easy access to its most popular trailheads and viewpoints. Astronomers love visiting Bryce Canyon, where 7,500 stars are visible on a moonless night. An annual Astronomy Festival is held in June, and astronomy and stargazing programs are offered more than 100 nights throughout the year. Guided full moon hikes are also a fun way to experience the park at night.

    Facilities

    Sunset Campground is a very popular site with gravel parking spurs, flush toilets and drinking water. Picnic tables and fire rings with grills are also provided. During the summer months, laundry and shower facilities are available at the general store nearby. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle makes a stop at the campground's entrance. This site is the closest in the park to many popular hiking trails, which begin and end at Sunset Point.

    Natural Features

    A ponderosa pine forest towers over Sunset Campground, offering equal parts sun and shade. The site is situated in a gently rolling landscape dotted with shrubs and summer wildflowers.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Colorado Plateau contains a multitude of awe-inspiring landscapes and Bryce Canyon lies very close to many of them, including Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Panguitch Lake, Boulder Mountain, Calf Creek Recreation Area, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Driving along Scenic Byway 12 is a must-do for its red rock canyons and jaw-dropping views.

    Charges & Cancellations

    A customer who does not arrive at the campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date may be canceled, assessed a $20 no-show fee and forfeit the night's fees for a campsite.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $55 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Great Western Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Campground — Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Campground — Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Campground — Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Campground — Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Campground — Kodachrome Basin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Basin Campground — Kodachrome Basin State Park

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    Basin Campground — Kodachrome Basin State Park

    26 Reviews
    98 Photos
    12 Saves
    Henrieville, Utah

    Basin campground is nestled right at the head of the basin and offers views of one of the many sandpipes that the park is known for and you are surrounded by large white hills and are within a short walking distance to access most of the hiking trails.

    13 Reservable full hook up sites

    2 First come first serve full hook up sites

    18 Reservable standard sites

    2 First come first serve standard sites

    1 Reservable double site

    1 A.D.A Site (call park for reservation)

    Flush toilets and hot showers located in the campground

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $25 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Canyon Campground

    7.

    Red Canyon Campground

    25 Reviews
    94 Photos
    624 Saves
    Dixie National Forest, Utah

    The Red Canyon Campground is situated amid ponderosa pine in Red Canyon along Scenic Byway Utah State Highway 12. It is surrounded by Pink Claron Limestone formations similar to those found in Bryce Canyon National Park. The area around the campground has an extensive trail system for hiking, mountain biking and roadbike riding. The Buckhorn Trailheadis located inside the campground, which is a short trail that can be connected to the Golden Wall Trailto make a scenic 5 mile round trip hike. There is also easy access to the Red Canyon Bicycle Trailand the Red Canyon Visitor Center. Stop by and see us! Campground Map Facilities 37 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits/grills, tent pads Drinking water Flush and vault toilets Showers Dump station Garbage disposal

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $11 - $21 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Toms Best Spring Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Toms Best Spring Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Toms Best Spring Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Toms Best Spring Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Toms Best Spring Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Toms Best Spring Road - Dispersed Camping

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    Toms Best Spring Road - Dispersed Camping

    24 Reviews
    42 Photos
    271 Saves
    Fern Ridge Lake, Utah

    Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a developed campground. Dispersed camping is free, therefore no services or facilities are provided; such as trash removal, tables, and fire pits. In some popular dispersed camping areas, camping is limited to designated sites only.

    Some visitors stay in a primitive style by setting up camp outside of any designated campsite area, sometimes referred to as “boondocking”. It is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy parts of Bryce Canyon Country that not many people see. Plus, it’s free camping.

    Dispersed camping is not permitted in all areas. If you’re going to set up a primitive camp in this way, please be sure to adhere to the following guidelines:

    Only camp on public land

    Keep your campsite minimal so as not to disturb the natural environment

    Remove any waste you produce, and Leave No Trace

    Be respectful of other visitors and wildlife in the area

    Keep track of your location so as not to get lost, and stay away from potentially dangerous areas.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Bryce Canyon RV Resort by Rjourney
    Camper-submitted photo from Bryce Canyon RV Resort by Rjourney
    Camper-submitted photo from Bryce Canyon RV Resort by Rjourney
    Camper-submitted photo from Bryce Canyon RV Resort by Rjourney
    Camper-submitted photo from Bryce Canyon RV Resort by Rjourney
    Camper-submitted photo from Bryce Canyon RV Resort by Rjourney

    10.

    Bryce Canyon RV Resort by Rjourney

    18 Reviews
    126 Photos
    111 Saves
    Cannonville, Utah

    Known for distinctive hoodoos, spires, and towers that appear as forests of rock, Bryce Canyon is the perfect destination for individuals and groups alike who want to explore and take in the sights of the great outdoors. When you’re ready to kick back and relax at the end of the day, look to Bryce Canyon RV Resort for all of your parking and camping needs.

    Located in Cannonville just off Highway 12, you’ll find a variety of lodging options paired with convenient amenities to make your journey to southern Utah as comfortable as possible. Explore our offerings below and when you’re ready, reserve your spot at our campground today.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
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