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About Kings Creek

Kings Creek Campground is located on the west side of Tropic Reservoir, high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring local ATV trails.


Kings Creek is a favorite of ATV enthusiasts because of its easy access to a large network of trails. The Fremont ATV trail passes within 1/4 mile of the campground and the Great Western Trail is nearby.

Hiking and mountain biking trails are plentiful as well, with access from various points within the campground.

Tropic Reservoir offers boating, canoeing and fishing for brook, rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. A boat ramp is within 1/2-mile of the the campground. The East Fork Sevier River is nearby with good fishing opportunities.


The campground offers two group sites, which can be reserved separately or together. The group area is isolated from the main campground and provides privacy for gatherings and events. All individual sites are managed on a first come, first served basis. A large covered pavilion with picnic tables is also included with the group site to provide shade and cover from the weather. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. The campground and reservoir are reached via a well-maintained gravel road with good access for cars and RVs alike.

Natural Features

Tropic Reservoir is situated at the foot of beautifully forested mountains in Southern Utah. The campground is nestled among towering pines on a hillside above the reservoir.

Nearby Attractions

Bryce Canyon National Park is 12 miles from the campground, with breathtaking scenery and excellent hiking opportunities.

Kodachrome Basin State Park is an hour away, with towering rock spires, a natural arch and great hiking trails.

ADA Access: N

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Alcohol Allowed
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Sanitary Dump
Kings Creek is located in Utah
37.6125 N
-112.2625 W
Get Directions
From Panguitch, Utah, travel 7 miles south on Hwy 89 to Scenic Hwy 12. Travel Hwy 12 for 11 miles to East Fork Road. Travel East Fork Road 7 miles to Tropic Reservoir and Kings Creek Campground. Turn immediately after the sign for the campground, and continue .5 miles to the campground located on the west side of Tropic Reservoir.
3 Reviews of Kings Creek
Lovely quiet campsite

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.

Ranger Review: Showers Pass at Kings Creek, UT

Campground Review: We planned our weekend around mountain biking and trekking through National Parks. We camped over Memorial Day weekend, so needless to stay, all the super popular and easy access places were taken. But when that happens, is when you find the real gems everyone overlooks! King's Creek campground is about 10-15 miles from the entrance to Bryce Canyon NP. It is 7 miles up a dirt road located by Tropic Reservoir. $15/night gets you a nice level site, a camp fire ring and a grill with a nice picnic table. This camp ground is popular with AVT's, but has quite after 10 PM rule. It is paved in the camp so dust doesn't get stirred up. There are flush toilets and water available. There is a boat cleaning station and a RV dump. The temperatures fluctuate drastically, it can be in the 70's during the day and dip into the 30's at night, so be prepared with the right gear. Awesome areas not to overlook in the area: Red Canyon, BCNP Water Canyon, Kodachrome Basin State Park. The Thunder Mountain MTB trail is amazing, but was way out of my level of expertise, so i walked a good portion of it, but t is worth the views!

Product Review: Showers Pass They have the BEST Mission Statement: To inspire and enable the pursuit of outdoor adventure

As a Ranger for the Dyrt, I get products to test from tiem to time- This weekend I demoed the Showers Pass Gravel Shorts and the Syncline Jacket. During my camp trip the weather was hot and dry so I did not use the jacket, but i got plenty of use the week before at home in the rain! (see photos) The shorts got plenty of use!

The Showers Pass Syncline Jacket This jacket has great long sleeves that don't fall short when on the bike. The longer tail keep your backside free of muddy splashes. The pit zips are easily managed while riding with great zipper pulls. The jacket is designed to wear the hood under the helmet and that will take some getting used to. Kept me dry in light rain. Light and packable. Can't wait to put it to a tougher test!

The Showers Pass Gravel Shorts are excellent! They are adjustable up or down a size or two, but fit me perfectly right out of the box. I'm 5'6" 140 lb. ordered a size Medium. They have vents on the thighs and nice deep Velcro closure pockets. They only come in black with blue stitching, I will order another pair if other colors are released! If they were a tad longer that would be great, too.

First to Review
Perfect location for enjoying all your favorite outdoor activities.

The campground location can't be beat! Situated near Tropic Reservoir with miles of ATV trails & a short drive from Bryce Canyon. Campground offers good sized sites and is very clean (including the restroom). There are also several primitive sites just past the reservoir if you really value your privacy.