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.
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.
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 near the campground's entrance.
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.
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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This is a very nice campground. Most of the sites have shade. 2 of the loops are tents only, which is where we stayed. Right now, this is the only campground open in the park. The other one (Sunset) is closed for repairs. The campground filled up by noon on most of the days, though we left on a Sunday and it was pretty empty at 10:30 am. I would recommend getting to the campground between 9:30 am and 11:00 am to find a site, then pitch your tent or set out chairs! This is reduce any confusion as to whether the site has been registered and paid for. Also, grab a registration envelope as you enter the campground, so once you have pitched your tent or set out chairs, you can pay as you leave to go explore the park. This is in walking distance to the General Store and the Visitor Center. The park has a shuttle that helps to get around the park. Lastly, the General Store has showers ($3 for 8 minutes)
Very nice grounds with plenty of trees. Very close to the main sites of Bryce canyon. I would highly recommend staying here, either in RV or tents. They also have a store closed by.
We loved Bryce! This campground was huge! With so much close by this campground was hard to pass up, we visited the queens garden trail which was spectacular but super super crowded. The visitor center was also really nice, be sure to pick up your Junior ranger book on your way into the park if you have kiddos. The book gives them a chance to learn and earn a nifty Junior ranger badge by completing age appropriate tasks along their journey. There was a Market inside of Zion that had everything for hiking, hydration and camping galore. I would highly recommend making your reservations 2 weeks ahead of time the campgrounds fill up fast during the peak season. Overall great experience!
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.
Larger campground with several loops off of the main hwy in Bryce. These campgrounds have some good privacy and good distance between sites.
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.
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.
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, easy access to the park, finely kept sites/bathrooms. An obvious choice for a great NP.