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Kodachrome Basin State Park

39 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

Surrounded by some of Utah’s most popular national parks, Kodachrome Basin State Park is a land of redrock cliffs and spires, under wide-open skies, where you can enjoy spectacular canyon country scenery—without the national park crowds. The park derives its peculiar name from the landscape’s…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 60 ft.

Reviews

39 Reviews of Kodachrome Basin State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2021

Stay at Basin campground

We camped at one of the three campgrounds in this park. We had electric and water. Large sites on gravel. Pretty level. Pit toilets only nearby. Bathhouse with shower over a mile away so you had to unhook and drive. Not good. No internet.Wifi at park office. Great views and scenery. Mtn biking,…

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Site47
Month of VisitSeptember
Kelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Nicest camp showers

Stayed at Kodachrome for the first time in July - this is a gem of a campground! They have flush toilets and actual rain shower showers! There is a visitors center and a frisbee golf course at the entrance. We tent camped in the Basin campground and loved the unique rock structure. Sites were well…

SiteK013
Month of VisitAugust
Camp Comet
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2021

WOW! One of our favorites!

What a special place. Not to cheapen it, but the comparably small scale and almost cinematic, stylized quality of it lends a sort of "Disneyland" quality to it, but designed by nature and a million times more awesome. It's just such a special place. The campsites and bathrooms are extra nice too.…

  • Kodachrome was very excited to see us. Our car erupted in laughter when we turned the corner to our camp site and was met with this sight.
  • Comet the dog approved.
  • Ignore the cute pup. The campground is in the distance on the left as seen from a nearby trail.
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Site22
Month of VisitAugust

Location

Kodachrome Basin State Park is located in Utah

Directions

From Salt Lake City, travel south on Interstate 15 to US 20, then east to US 89. Travel south through Panquitch to US 12, then east to Cannonville. From there, proceed south nine miles to the park.

Coordinates

37.53083989 N
111.99198618 W

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About This Campground

Surrounded by some of Utah’s most popular national parks, Kodachrome Basin State Park is a land of redrock cliffs and spires, under wide-open skies, where you can enjoy spectacular canyon country scenery—without the national park crowds. The park derives its peculiar name from the landscape’s striking contrasts in color, which—at the time of its naming in 1949—was synonymous with Kodak’s high-contrast photography film (before digital took over). The park is approximately 160 miles east of St. George, and is sandwiched between Bryce Canyon to the west, and Grand Staircase–Escalante to the east. As with most of Utah’s canyon country destinations, sun and heat are ample, water and shade are scarce, and summer thunderstorms are common. With 54 drive-in campsites in three small campgrounds, Kodachrome Basin is ideal for RV, trailer and tent campers. Basin Campground is the largest of the three, with 37 standard and full-hookup sites—as well as great views. This location offers water faucets, flush toilets and showers. Bryce View Campground has 11 standard sites with tables, fire rings, and also has impressive views. This campground offers water and vault toilets. The Arch Campground is located on a gravel road and has 6 sites with tables and fire rings. This smaller site has water and vault toilets. RVs and trailers must be under 25 feet to access this location. There is one tent-only group campsite. Seasonal campsite rates range from $20–$30/night; reservations accepted for some sites; generator hours are limited to 12noon – 4pm. To tour Kodachrome Basin is to travel back in time, as the roots of the park’s sculpted cliffs, pipes and spires are more than 180 million years old. Observing the rock formations’ colorful layers tells a dramatic story of how the land changed over time—including when the area was covered by a vast, inland sea. The best way to see the basin is by taking a hike on one of the park’s five trails. These range from a barrier-free, 0.5-mile interpretive trail to the more moderate—and spectacularly scenic—6-mile Panorama Trail. If you don’t feel like hoofing it yourself, you can let a horse hoof it for you. Red Canyon Trail Rides offers family-friendly guided horseback rides on the Panorama Trail, where you can enjoy the canyon scenery from the comfort of a saddle. Mountain biking and horseback riding is permitted on some trails.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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