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About Gibson Gap
Operator
National Park Service
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Location
Gibson Gap is located in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Virginia
Latitude
36.6376 N
Longitude
-83.6044 W
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27 Reviews of Gibson Gap
Great place to park and explore the area

Nice views of the lake and great place to stay while exploring the area. Antelope canyon both upper and lower plus Horse shoe bend are great places to visit along with the lake. Do the river raft trip while your there also! Close to town so lots of restaurants and grocery shopping available. As for the campground no sewer but electric and water were conveniently located and easy to use. Sites a pretty good size not crowded at all. Easy satillite set up nothing to get in the way! Very open, hardly any shade and mostly sandy soil.

Desert Oasis

Unbelievable views of Lake Powell with beach dispersed camping sites for tents and rvs. Great place to relax and boat, kayak, canoe, fish, swim, hike and 4-wheel. Only downside is that the beach is very very sandy making it a little hard to walk around in and difficult to drive in so 4 wheel drive is a must, in my opinion, and when the wind blows be prepared to eat your dinner with a little sand in it. Other than that…awesome experience. We camped for 3 days in a tent and canoed and fished our way around the lake and had a blast. Very close to bathrooms and trails and just far enough away from other campers.

Very clean and nice

The camp was very nice . The trails there are very well kept . The staff are friendly and informative.

Nice but pricey

Very convenient with several sites pverlooking Lake Powell. Beach within walking and good wifi.

Great Summer Time spot.

We had a great full service spot at camp ground. Stayed 4 days which gave us enough time to explore the area. Great photo opportunities with much to visit. Some very good in town restaurant 15 minutes away. Beautiful skies at night to watch the stars (we saw many shooting stars). Beach area near camp ground was also enjoyable, hot days cool water.

Totally awesome !!!

Lake Powell is unbelievable. Great houseboats, fishing, hiking, waterskiing and scenery. Check out Rainbow Bridge just a short boat ride from Wahweap Marina 👍🏼

Great location and facilities, a little noisy though

I have tent camped here a couple of times in the past few years. The campground is clean and neat, and some sites offer great views of the lake and surrounding cliffs. It's a beautiful place to hang out at during sunset or sunrise. The shower and restrooms are clean, and the general store is nice and convenient. The laundry facilities are a nice place to get things cleaned up while you're on the road. The biggest problem I see with this area is the noise. A lot of the Wahweap workers live in an area of mobile homes above the campground, and they definitely like to party at night. A group of motorcyclists also thought it was a good idea to rev their Harleys up at 6 am one day. I am sure camping in and RV would isolate you from the noise, or maybe camping during a weekday would be better. Either way, I would stay here again. As for tent camping, some of the sites have zero shade, so be prepared with your own shelters. Just make sure you anchor them down; afternoons can bring some strong winds to the area.

Super close to the lake!

We really enjoyed this spot, we did have to walk everything in but there were quite a few trees to hang our hammocks and had a great view of the cliffs and the lake! Great weather with a wonderful cross breeze! There were plenty of spots available.

close to the water, great campsite

it was a great experience staying here! there were restrooms nearby, as well as a large bathroom/shower/laundry facility attached to the campground store. the lake was super close, with access right across the road from the campsite. there were picnic tables and a fire pit for some s’mores roasting. 10/10 recommend. disclaimer: it is within the the glen canyon national recreation area, so you will have to pay an entrance fee (unless you have the national parks pass)

Convenient for exploring Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Stayed here for one night in late April. Campground was clean, pretty wide open area with nice views to Lake Powell across the street. Little to no privacy. Bathrooms were clean. Showers available for a fee ($2 I think?) next to the camp store/check in area, we didn't use those though. We stayed in a campervan - loop 2 site 51. It was close to the bathroom but not annoyingly so. We had reserved a site ahead of time but your site is assigned to you - first site we were given had a very sloped parking area (fine for a tent, but there was no way to level a vehicle you are sleeping in. Fortunately the campground wasn't full so we drove around and found a few sites that would work better, and they switched us with no issue. There are a few RV loops with full hookups, some tent/campervan sites, and some tent only sites (those had nice level tent pads to pitch the tent on). Wifi is also available if needed but the signal wasn't great near us (I needed to get a little work done while there so the wifi came in handy, signal was fine near the camp store and there are a few tables to sit on outside of it). Not the kind of campground I'd want to hang around in, but it was a convenient stop when we drove from the Grand Canyon to Page. We chose it based on the convenience of booking a site ahead of time, the fact that we were staying for only one night, and its proximity to Page (we did an Antelope Canyon tour). The group in the site next to us was a little on the loud side at night, but that's a risk at most large campgrounds. If we were going to be in this area longer than a night, I'd look for a more remote and peaceful location. Wahweap is a nice choice if you prefer a more "RV" type campground.

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