Steven B.

Las Vegas, NV

Joined June 2019

Just a guy being a dude outside.

Great location and had everything we needed. Very hot!

Location is amazing for getting to trails and hikes in Zion quickly. The shuttle pick up/drop off is a 5 minute walk from the campground. We went in August so it was VERY hot and no fires were allowed so bring a propane grill or check online before for fire restrictions. Most of the sites are shaded to some degree, some completely shaded and others less, odds are good you’ll have some shade. Multiple bathrooms near by with water for washing up, doing dishes etc. Water didn’t say it was/wasn’t potable but we had bottled water anyways. Make sure you have hard-sided containers for food because deer and squirrels roam around and they WILL chew through whatever they can to get your food. Springdale is 2 mins drive away where there are restaurants, gas stations, gear rentals, markets, hotels, cafes and anything else you could ever need. The river runs real close to the camp so you could cool off during the day.. When we went there was high levels of algae so we were unable to swim there. Will stay there again but in the cooler season. Book early because the sites are 100% full everyday.

River Beaches

Great stretch of river that has several sections suitable for beach access. There’s a dock and boat launch area with beaches on both sides great for day camping but no overnight camping. We parked at a nearby parking lot and took our things down to the water and found a semi-shaded spot under a willow tree. The water was pretty cold but very clean and refreshing. The far side of the river is only accessible by hiking or kayaking across so the view was pretty much undisturbed. We saw a small group of big horn running across the hill side and down to the water for a drink. Very cool. As the day progressed the shade diminished so a canopy would have been very useful. We went in May and it was very full by the time we arrived at 11am. You can’t have open fires but charcoal or gas grills are fine. There are dumpsters but no running water or trash receptacles near so bring what you need and pack out what you bring.

Gorgeous camping

Sites are spread out far enough apart that you’re not right on top of any other parties. We went out on a Friday and our first-pick site was taken but our second one was quite nice. We were up on a hill over looking the drive in and to the other side you could see far down into the valley. The sites are surrounded by various mountains and hills that are spectacular to look at and provide for a beautiful sunset view. No amenities so bring all you need and pack out everything. We picked up quite a bit of previous people’s trash so make sure you bring bags and keep the area clean. Can get windy there too so be prepared.

Second time camping at Macks

Had a great time both times I’ve camped here with friends. The dirt road takes you far out of the way and away from everything. Some of the sites are situated on the side of mountains so the views (especially at sunset) are breathtaking. Sites are spacious and set far away from each other. Very happy with these sites. Great place to disconnect. Very primitive. Make sure to take all your trash out with you. Gets windy at night so stuff can blow away.

Sunday/Monday 24hr trip.

Got up there around 10:30-11:00am on Sunday. “Champion Road” is a decently maintained dirt/gravel road and there are camp sites scattered on both sides, all different shapes and sizes. I took a small road off to the right towards the mountain and found a pretty secluded site. My site had a rock fire ring from previous campers and a cleared away flat area for a tent. I brought a small table luckily because there was nowhere to put stuff other than hanging in the trees, on the ground or on a log. My tent is a 2 person 6ftx7ft tent and was too big for spot so my tent wasn’t positioned very well, other sites may have been better. I think because my site was a bit more off the main road it had fewer campers therefore was not as well kept. My site was very rocky and well covered by large trees, not another site within a 400 meter radius. I didn’t check out many other sites so can only speak for mine. It was a little dirty from previous campers, but after a quick walk through and clean up it was homey. Next time probably will find a little bit more “developed” spot with larger area for my tent and cleared away rocks. Great for the short time I was there and serve me well for getting away and hanging by the fire, listening to music and watching the stars. Definitely will be going back soon. Maybe do some thing to make the spot a little better for the next camper and bring bags to take your trash (and others trash) with you when you leave. Enjoy!