Top Dog Friendly Camping near Dixie National Forest

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Are you planning a camping trip to Dixie National Forest with your dog? We've got you covered. Finding pet-friendly campgrounds in Utah is easier than ever. Each pet-friendly campsite offers quick access to one or more of Dixie National Forest's most popular destinations.

Best Pet-Friendly Sites Near Dixie National Forest, UT (158)

    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

    1.

    Tom Best Spring Road FR117 Dispersed - Dixie National Forest

    69 Reviews
    153 Photos
    1311 Saves
    Fern Ridge Lake, Utah

    Welcome to Tom Best Spring Road FR117 Dispersed Camping Area in the beautiful Dixie National Forest, Utah. This spot is a gem for those who love the freedom of dispersed camping. It's a no-frills, no-reservations-needed kind of place, perfect for those who enjoy a bit of solitude and a lot of nature.

    This area is just a stone's throw from Bryce Canyon, making it an ideal base camp for exploring the park. Visitors rave about the spacious sites and the stunning views. You can set up your tent or park your RV and enjoy the peace and quiet, with plenty of room to spread out. The campsites are well-spaced, so you won't feel like you're on top of your neighbors.

    One of the standout features here is that it's free to camp. You won't find amenities like toilets, showers, or drinking water, so come prepared. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a campfire under the stars, but you'll need to bring your own firewood. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The road leading in is in decent condition, and even big rigs can find a spot without much trouble. Some campers have mentioned that the area is big-rig friendly, and there's good cell service for T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, which is a nice bonus if you need to stay connected.

    If you're into hiking, there's a nice little trail behind the campsites that offers a stunning view of Bryce Canyon. And for those who enjoy a bit of wildlife, you might spot some cows grazing in the nearby fields.

    In summary, Tom Best Spring Road FR117 offers a fantastic, no-cost camping experience with easy access to Bryce Canyon. It's a peaceful spot with plenty of space, great views, and the freedom to enjoy nature on your own terms. Just remember to pack in all your essentials, as amenities are minimal. Happy camping!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    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

    2.

    North Campground — Bryce Canyon National Park

    74 Reviews
    244 Photos
    819 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 (2438 m), 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 Hiking trails for day-hiking, 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 (18 km). 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 convenient Bryce Canyon Park 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 the park offers Astronomy & Night Sky Programs 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 Hiking trails for day-hiking, 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 (18 km). 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 convenient Bryce Canyon Park 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 the park offers Astronomy & Night Sky Programs 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 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
    621 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.

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    • 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
    381 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 (2438 m), the campground is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) 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 Hiking trails for day-hiking, 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 (18 km). 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 each June, and the park offers Astronomy and Night Sky 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

    Bryce Canyon offers several Hiking trails for day-hiking, 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 (18 km). 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 each June, and the park offers Astronomy and Night Sky 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.

    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 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

    5.

    Red Canyon Campground

    25 Reviews
    94 Photos
    632 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

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    • 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

    6.

    Toms Best Spring Road - Dispersed Camping

    25 Reviews
    68 Photos
    286 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.

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    • 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

    7.

    FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping

    23 Reviews
    58 Photos
    522 Saves
    Fern Ridge Lake, Utah

    FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping is a hidden gem near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. This spot is perfect for those who love the freedom of dispersed camping without the frills of established campgrounds. You won't find amenities like toilets, showers, or drinking water here, so come prepared. But what you will find is a peaceful, natural setting that's hard to beat.

    Visitors have praised the area for its seclusion and proximity to Bryce Canyon. It's about a 30-minute drive to the park, making it a convenient base for exploring. The campsites are spread out, so you won't feel crowded, and there's plenty of space for both tents and RVs. Some campers have even mentioned having cell service with Verizon and T-Mobile, which is a nice bonus if you need to stay connected.

    One of the standout features is the natural beauty surrounding the area. You'll find yourself nestled among trees with views of distant mountains. It's a great spot for stargazing, and the quiet atmosphere makes it easy to relax and enjoy the outdoors. There's also a fire pit at many sites, perfect for roasting s'mores and sharing stories around the campfire.

    For those who enjoy biking, the Red Canyon bike trail is nearby, offering a great way to explore the area on two wheels. And if you're traveling with kids, they'll love riding their bikes around the loops and exploring the dirt roads.

    Overall, FS #117 Rd Dispersed Camping offers a fantastic, no-frills camping experience close to one of Utah's most iconic national parks. Just remember to pack out what you pack in and leave no trace to keep this beautiful spot pristine for future campers.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    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

    8.

    Great Western Trail Dispersed

    26 Reviews
    48 Photos
    562 Saves
    Fern Ridge Lake, Utah

    Welcome to the Great Western Trail Dispersed camping area, a hidden gem near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. This spot is perfect for those who love a bit of solitude and don't mind roughing it. The area is known for its beautiful views and quiet atmosphere, making it a great place to unwind and enjoy nature.

    One of the standout features here is the fire pits at many of the sites, which are perfect for a cozy campfire under the stars. Speaking of stars, the stargazing here is phenomenal, thanks to the clear, dark skies. Just be prepared for some chilly nights, as several visitors have noted that it can get quite cold after the sun goes down.

    The camping spots are spread out along a forest road, offering a mix of shaded and open areas. Some spots are easier to access than others, so if you're driving a regular car, you might want to stick to the more accessible sites near the entrance. For those with a 4x4, there are more secluded spots further down the road.

    This area is a fantastic base for exploring nearby attractions. It's just a short drive to Bryce Canyon and Red Canyon, and the Tropic Reservoir is also close by. If you're visiting in the summer, don't miss the Dark Ranger Observatory for some incredible night sky viewing.

    Keep in mind that this is a dispersed camping area, so there are no amenities like toilets, showers, or drinking water. You'll need to pack in everything you need and pack out all your trash. Despite the lack of facilities, the natural beauty and tranquility make it well worth the effort. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Duck Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Duck Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Duck Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Duck Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Duck Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Duck Creek

    9.

    Duck Creek

    29 Reviews
    100 Photos
    220 Saves
    Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Overview

    Duck Creek Campground is located 25 miles east of Cedar City, Utah. Visitors enjoy fishing in Duck Creek Pond and nearby Navajo Lake, exploring the Markagunt OHV Trail System and the many miles of non-motorized trails. Nearby sites to see are Cascade Falls, Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Ice Cave and Mammoth Caves. It is the perfect place to stay if your plans include visiting Bryce and Zions National Parks.

    Recreation

    Duck Creek Pond offers great fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and cutthroat trout. The Markagunt ATV Trail System can be accessed from within the campground, offering about 300 miles of ATV/OHV routes and trails for riders of all skill levels. The Virgin River Rim Trail is a very popular 32 mile trail that skirts the Virgin River Rim with views of Zions National Park in the distance and the Virgin River Rim. The trail can be accessed in several locations and is within a few minute drive from the the campground. This trail is a non-motorized trail and enjoyed by bicyclist, horses and foot travel. There are many sites in the nearby area such as Cedar Breaks National Monument about a 15 minute drive from the campground and Bryce Canyon National Park approx 50 miles to the east. The Duck Creek Visitor Center is just across the road from the campground and will provide you with all the area information and local attractions such as Cascade Falls, Mammoth and Ice Caves, and excellent fishing at Navajo lake and Panguitch lake.

    Facilities

    Duck Creek Pond offers great fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and cutthroat trout. The Markagunt ATV Trail System can be accessed from within the campground, offering about 300 miles of ATV/OHV routes and trails for riders of all skill levels. The Virgin River Rim Trail is a very popular 32 mile trail that skirts the Virgin River Rim with views of Zions National Park in the distance and the Virgin River Rim. The trail can be accessed in several locations and is within a few minute drive from the the campground. This trail is a non-motorized trail and enjoyed by bicyclist, horses and foot travel. There are many sites in the nearby area such as Cedar Breaks National Monument about a 15 minute drive from the campground and Bryce Canyon National Park approx 50 miles to the east. The Duck Creek Visitor Center is just across the road from the campground and will provide you with all the area information and local attractions such as Cascade Falls, Mammoth and Ice Caves, and excellent fishing at Navajo lake and Panguitch lake.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated in Aspen and Douglas Fir tree stands with several old growth Ponderosa Pines that are 200 to 500 years old, Which is adjacent to Duck Creek Pond that you can walk to from the campground at an elevation of 8,400 feet. The area is rich in volcanic rock fields that orginated from underground lava tubes.

    Nearby Attractions

    Restaurants, cabin rentals, groceries, fuel are are available located in Duck Creek Village two miles east of the campground. Small aluminum fishing boat rentals, a boat dock, rustic cabin lodging are available at nearby Navajo Lake Lodge which is located on the northwest shore of Navajo Lake a short 6 miles from the campground. Cedar Breaks National Monument is 10 miles away, with hiking trails, guided tours and breathtaking scenery. Adjacent to Cedar Breaks National Monument is the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area, where hikers will find miles of trails including the Twisted Forest trail that has a stand of ancient bristlecone pine some of which can live up to 5,000 years. Bryce Canyon National Park is a 35 minute drive to the east, Zions National Park is an hour drive to the south. The Dixie National Forest offers endless trails both motorized and non-motorized along with high altitude fishing lakes and streams. Come Stay and Play!

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

    $71 - $127 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from FR 090 - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 090 - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 090 - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 090 - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 090 - dispersed camping
    Camper-submitted photo from FR 090 - dispersed camping

    10.

    FR 090 - dispersed camping

    16 Reviews
    50 Photos
    313 Saves
    Fern Ridge Lake, Utah

    Welcome to FR 090 - dispersed camping in Utah! This spot is a hidden treasure for those who love the raw, untamed beauty of nature. Nestled near Bryce Canyon, this area offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the wilderness without the crowds.

    The camping area is free, which is a huge plus. It's close enough to Bryce Canyon National Park that you can easily pop in for a sunrise hike or a day of exploring the park's stunning landscapes. The campsites are spread out, giving you a sense of privacy while still being within sight of other campers for safety.

    Visitors have mentioned that the area is quite organized for a dispersed camping location. You'll find plenty of spots to set up your tent or park your RV. Just be prepared for a bit of a rough ride on the dirt road leading in—nothing too crazy, but take it slow if you're in a regular car.

    One of the standout features here is the natural setting. You're surrounded by trees and meadows, and the night sky is something to behold. It's a great place to have a campfire and just soak in the tranquility. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    A few tips from fellow campers: try to avoid setting up too close to the road to minimize dust from passing vehicles. And if you're here during a busy weekend, like Memorial Day, arrive early to snag a good spot.

    Overall, FR 090 offers a fantastic, no-frills camping experience with the added bonus of being just minutes away from one of Utah's most iconic national parks. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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