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About North Campground
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 parks 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. 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. 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 in 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: North Campground is a very popular year-round site with paved roads and gravel parking spurs, flush toilets and drinking water. Picnic tables, fire rings and grills are provided at each campsite. During the summer months, laundry and shower facilities are available at the general store nearby. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle makes a stop at the campgrounds entrance. 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.
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North Campground is located in Utah
37.634 N
-112.167 W
Get Directions
From Highway 89 approximately 7 miles south of Panguitch, Utah, travel east on Highway 12 for about 14 miles. Turn south on Highway 63 to the main entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. North Campground is on the east (left) side of the road, just past the Visitor Center.
29 Reviews of North Campground
My Favorite Park, Get Close to The Rim

Bryce Canyon is my favorite place in the world. There are no words the do it justice. If you have not seen those rock hoodoo's in person that seem to emit their own glow, you just have to do it!

A great place to camp while you are there is the North Campground. Our van fit in one of the tent loops (<20ft long) which happens to be right along the Rim Trail with peek-a-boo views of the hoodoos. From our site on Loop C we could hop on the Rim Trail, stop at the General Store for a snack, keep going to Sunrise Point, and hike the Navajo Loop/Queen's Garden Trail. So nice to be able to park the van and forget it. We were able to catch sunset and sunrise just by walking out of our site and over to the edge.

Everything was first come, first serve. We got to Bryce Canyon early in the morning and started driving loops looking for paper slips on posts. If the post was empty, the site was open. Tent site was $20. Each site had a picnic table and fire pit, wood available for purchase at the General Store. Water spigots were centrally located and bathrooms were standard flush toilet, running water, tiny sink. Hardly any privacy between sites, at least in loop C, but I find that's the norm in National Parks.

Large campground

Larger campground with several loops off of the main hwy in Bryce. These campgrounds have some good privacy and good distance between sites.

Surrounded by trees.

This is a self check in campsite, you need to go find your spot then go back to the entrance and pay for your spot. Make sure you get all your tags right. We endedicated up picking the perfect spot were we can see straight up to the universe. That night there was a meteor shower, just amazing. We ended up making new friends, enjoying the long weekend and having a great time. I truly recommend hiking pick a boo trail. Take plenty of water and be prepared to make several stops to be able to enjoy the scenery. Can't wait to do it again.

Cool and close to the rim

Amazing! Easy access to the rim trail and spacious spots with plenty of shade. One of my favorite campgrounds within the National Parks. Showers and supplies available at the general store.

Quiet and peaceful

Beautiful campground and well maintained. I had a campsite at the rim of the canyon and it was amazing!


The good rock formations are so cool. Campground was clean and spacious. I love utah!

Great location

Great location, easy access to the park, finely kept sites/bathrooms. An obvious choice for a great NP.

Great campground

The north campground is amazing, just a short distance from rim. We were there in early April, only Loop A was open. Most of the sites are huge, but they have enough so there's a chance you'll get one that will fit in. The Restrooms are clean, but they have no showers. Amazing views, nice and quiet. There's a camp store thats a short walk away and is well equipped. It's not far from town so if you need other things it's an easy trip.

Nice campground, amazing park!

This was a great campground for several reasons. First and foremost for us was that the RVs were separated from the tents. Zero generator noise was a big plus.

Secondly the campground is right along the trail. The Rim Trail runs just to the east of this campground and provides access to virtually the entire park, if you’re willing to hike far enough. We hiked the Fairland Loop Trail from our campsite, which was really nice after a 14-hour drive to get to the park. I also did the Queens Garden-Navajo Loop trails from our campsite.

The campground is also in easy walking distance to the general store (which has showers) and the Visitor’s Center. The shuttles weren’t running when we were there, but the shuttle is also very accessible from the North Campground.

The one complaint we had about the campground was the fact that the bathrooms were closed. I prefer to be way off in the backwoods with nobody and no bathrooms around me, but if I’m around other people in a developed campground that is open, I expect the bathrooms to also be open. The few days we were there in Loop C, loops A to C were all open, but only loop A had open bathrooms. This meant the walk to the bathrooms was quite far and the bathrooms were pretty busy.

Even in the off-season, April, the campground was full by walk-ins by 9am. If you plan to camp here without a reservation, plan to get there early.

Fair amount of snow on the ground in April and into the high 20s at night.

Overall Bryce was by far our favorite of the Mighty Five and we can’t wait to go back!


This site was one of the most remote sites I have been to. Im not sure if this site is known to most campers.

Most campsites are first come, first serve. We did get to the park early, like around 7:00 a.m., but many campers from the night before were still there. Majority of the campers begin to leave around 9-10 a.m. Check-out time is at 11:00 a.m. The camp site we chose was near the bathroom but also a distance away from other campers, which was nice because you get a little more privacy but at the same time feel safe because others are still near by. Our campsite was spacious with a bench and fire pit. We did have couple trees around us, too. 

the bathrooms are clean and lit, and there is a separate sink outside for dishes which was really nice. So thankful for the rangers, they were so helpful and informative. Bryce National Park is such a beautiful place. It was nice to have North camground near some of the popular and easier hikes. Another reason to camp here, the stars! The stars were the brightest I've every seen them in my life!! Also, the brightest compared to other national park we've camped at on this trip.